LAWRENCE DEAN JUSTICE
WEAVERVILLE – Lawrence Dean Justice, age 82, of Weaverville died Wednesday, January 18, 2017.
A lifelong resident of Buncombe County, Mr. Justice was born May 31, 1934 to the late Vernie and Bessie Bradley Justice. Dean was a charter member of Reems Creek Fire Department, where he had formerly served as Chief for a number of years. He retired from J.M. Hearn & Company after 55 years as a master locksmith. He was a member of South Fork Church where he served as Sunday school superintendent, and on the board of directors and most recently as the treasurer. Dean loved Shindig on the Green, bluegrass music, and sports, including the Washington Red Skins, Atlanta Braves, and the UNC Tarheels. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn Griffin Justice who died in 2009.
Surviving are his sons, Jeff Justice and wife Beth, Larry Justice and wife Wendy; sister, Barbara Buckner; brothers, Zane Justice and wife Peggy, and Glen Justice; all of Weaverville; grandchildren, Lindsay Allen and husband Matt, Leslie Huff and husband Nathan, Levi Justice, Hannah Justice; great grandchild, Madison Dean Allen, and a great grandson on the way.
His funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, January 22, 2017, in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville, with Reverends David Jones and Don House officiating. Burial will be in West Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.
At other times, the family will be at his home daily from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. or at either of his son’s homes, Larry’s on Maney Branch, or Jeff’s on Ox Creek.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to South Fork Church, PO Box 1209, Weaverville, NC 28787.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Dean’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
West Memorial Park
Sunday January 22nd, 2017
40 Roberts Street
Weaverville, NC 28787
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So sorry for your loss. Dean was a sweet man. I had the pleasure of working with him at JM HEARN & Co in the 90s. Sending prayers of comfort in this time of loss. Rosemary McPherson
Submitted by RosemaryMcPherson on Jan 29 2017 09:18:31 PM
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Kathy Coffey lit a candle on Jan 24 2017 10:30:05 PM
Sending prayers to your family Mr justice will be greatly missed
Submitted by Josh walling and family on Jan 23 2017 09:52:04 PM
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Phyllis Jennings lit a candle on Jan 23 2017 10:57:15 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Submitted by Steve and Penny Cook on Jan 22 2017 08:07:32 PM
Jeff, Larry & family, The sun is shining a little dimmer today because Mr. Dean is no longer here. His contagious laugh, sense of humor, love of family, friends, community, & God will be treasured until we see him again. Until then, we pray God comfort you with your memories. Mr. Dean certainly lived a full life & showed the rest of us how to do it with grace & compassion.
Submitted by Danny and Kim Maney Ray on Jan 22 2017 01:20:36 PM
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Steve & Sandy lit a candle on Jan 22 2017 11:27:55 AM
Jeff, Larry, and families, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. May God bless and keep you and give you strength.
Submitted by Buddy and Jana Thompson on Jan 22 2017 10:54:25 AM
Barbara, we are so very sorry for your loss of Dean. You are in our hearts and prayers.
Submitted by Barbara Gentry on Jan 22 2017 12:58:11 AM
Its so sad to hear that your gone it don't seem really you was always smile when I saw you church was always fun thanks to you. We' ll be praying for y'all during this hard time if there is anything we can do please feel free to give us a call.
Love always, the Bradley & Ingle familys
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