John Clifford Bruce “J.C.” Dean

dean, jcJohn Clifford Bruce “J.C.” Dean, 41, a lifelong resident of Dickinson, Texas, passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Clear Lake Hospital in Webster. J.C. was born on December 31, 1972 in Texas City, Texas. J.C. was a beloved “Father, Son, “Big Brother”, grandson, nephew, cousin, uncle and friend. As a beloved father, he leaves behind, with broken hearts, his three children that he claimed were his greatest joy and accomplishment in his life; his only son and oldest child, his rock, James and his two beautiful princesses, Alexandria and Victoria Dean of Dickinson, TX. Leaving behind his loving parents; Bruce and Peggy (Wooley) Dean, whose hearts will never heal from the loss of their oldest son, his little brother; Michael, whom he was so very proud of, his favorite sister in-law; Sandra, his beautiful niece; Savannah, and his special nephew and a gift from God; “Little Man” Aaron Michael Dean, all of Dickinson. Greatly missing J.C. will be his grandparents; C.B. and Freddie Dean of Texas City. He also leaves behind family members, uncles and aunts; John and Sandy Wooley, Jr., JD and Shirley (Wooley) Baker, James and Deborah (Dean) Northrup, Larry and Diane Dean, and Terry Dean, his cousins and their families; Jay and Stephanie Wooley, Scott and Leslie (Wooley) Sheppard, David and Erin (Baker) Elliot, Brandon and Amanda (Baker) Barker, Austin Noe, and Shelly Dean. Also missing him will be his lifelong friends and “Special Brothers”; Oscar Trevino, Mark Brown, Sid Graves, Chris Martin and Adan Coronado of Dickinson, Tx, along with many other wonderful friends.

J.C. was a 1991 graduate of Dickinson High School where he enjoyed playing and lettering in basketball. J.C. was preceded in death by his grandparents, who he loved dearly; John Henry and Edna Mae (Lamb) Wooley, Sr. they are surely standing with him now as he joins them in the house of Our Heavenly Father. J.C. will be remembered first for the great love he had for his three children, his parents, brothers and family. For him family came first. He was as very proud of his heritage as a native born Texan. He loved his country music and dancing (just like his Nanny and Papa Wooley), especially at Big Texas. He was doing this very thing the night he went home to heaven, so now he’s dancing among the stars with his Nanny Wooley as his Papa watches. J.C. also enjoyed watching Houston Texans football and deer hunting in the Davy Crockett National Forest in East Texas.
J.C. was the kind of friend a person could count on, he was there to help with whatever you needed, all you had to do was ask and if it was within his power he would do it.
He was a big man with a kind, gentle soul, and a heart as big as the state of his beloved Texas.
He will be greatly missed! Heaven has surely gained a wonderfully large “Angel”. May we all be better for having known such a “Man.”
Rest in peace father, son, big brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, uncle and friend.

The family will accept visitors on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. His cousin, Pastor Brandon Barker, will conduct a celebration of Life on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 2:00pm.

Honorary pallbearers will include Mark Brown, Oscar Trevino, Sr., Thomas Hall, II, Oscar Trevino, Jr., Sid Graves and Chris Martin.



  1. Before I met Jc I had no idea what love was. Jc loved me like no other person could. Jc was the best father I have seen. He told me many times the one and great thing he ever did in his life was his kids. Jc was so close to his mom. They had this very special bond. He loved his dad and brother with a very special love. Then his little nephew Aaron Jc always said was a very special gift from God(little man), Jc also talked about how much he loved his niece Savannah. Jc talked Sandra his sister in law and what a tgreat mother and wife and how he could not ask for a better sister in law. Then Jc talked about all his friends he grow up with and could them his brothers. When Jc loved you he really loved you, like all his friends. Jc loved Texas and very proud of his heritage. Jc loved to dance. He tried to teach me how, but that was a lot of work 🙂 JC loved San Antonio. The night I met Jc he was grim Reaper costume, that he loved. He also love the sunrise and sunset. There is no other man out there like Jc, with such a big and caring heart. I love you with all my heart Jc you were and will always be my teddy bear.

    Cathy Glover
  2. We are so very sorry for your loss. May God bless this family that is holding heavy heart’s right now.
    Mike & Rachelle Carroll

    Rachelle Carroll
  3. J.C… will be sorely missed by your family & all your friends at Big Texas.

    Pat Redwine
  4. JC we will miss you with all our hearts. My prayers are with the family and friends. He will always be a great man, father, and friend. Love you JC.

  5. I am so glad that I knew John and it was a great pleasure to represent him.
    What an amazingly great father he was to his children. He always put them first in his life.

  6. *I didn’t know him but I knew his daughter victoria she is like a sister to me.Im sorry for your loss.I know that his favorite place to be is at Kemah at rock the dock.I don’t wanna go there because it will remind me of my best friend and I don’t wanna cry.It is just really sad to see my best friend/sister like this I don’t like seeing her crying and all sad.

  7. This is some thing that no one ever wants to do or say, it is life. All to short,and never in the right time. /growing up with Jc was simple. We had 34 years to grow with each other, only we did not grow with each other we grew with our families, through everything that went on between our lives. The heart aches, the pain, goodtimes, bad times, sick times, alone times, most of all the joy full times.
    ” IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A FAMILY ” Jc’s words and beliefs. this might help some under stand his love and compassion that we as a family can offer. his village has lots of teddy bears, he was the squishy one, but hard as a rock for all of us to stand solid and secure on! Thank you Jc! May we,apart of your village make you proud!! We will miss you, cherrish you…James, Alex, Victoria, your daddy left you a Village “) I am here!!!! With Love, Love, Your Uncle Sid

    Sidney Graves
  8. JC, my brother… i was completely in shock to hear of your passing. I would always see you all the time at Big Texas on those Friday and Saturday nights. Every time I walked into that place, you were usually the first person I’d talked to. We would always talk about life, women problems, and how our work jobs were going. You always supported me since the very beginning when I joined Houston Fire Department. I wish I could’ve been there that one last time with you just to talk and have a beer with you. You will missed. You were an awesome friend, a great dancer, and like a brother to me. Take care brother and one day I’ll see you again.

    Daniel Rico
    • I want to wake up from this nightmare. I want to wake up from my daddy’s arms and him telling me “It’s going to be ok. I love you baby girl. Nothing is going to hurt you. I’m here to protect you.” My daddy’s last words were ” I love you baby girl. Be careful at work outs. I’ll be there at your first basketball game.” It kills me everyday to know he is really actually gone. He would be so proud of me. NOTHING will be the same. Everyone says it will be ok but it wont. They don’t know how close me and my dad were. R.I.P DADDY DECEMBER 31,1972 – JUNE 20,2014 </3 ILOVE YOU.. What my daddy used to tell me "I let my wings carry me to close to the sun hoping for warmth, to find it to only be colder."

      Lots of love from your baby girl, angel, little one, daddys girl, etc..

      Victoria Dean
  9. Not a day goes by that I don’t stop missing you. I see you everyday but when I try to talk to you, you’re gone. I want to be in your arms so bad. I can even go a day without crying for 2 hours. Sometimes I shut people out and not talk to anyone for a couple hours to try to talk to you. But you never answer. I miss you more than anything in the world and I would do anything to get you back. James, Alex, and I will make you proud. I’m going to blocker now and I get to try out for the basketball team soon. I just wish you were there to watch me and coach me. Well I’m glad that your back home safe in the arms of God. I love you a lot daddy. Miss you.

    ~Baby girl~

    Victoria Dean (Daddy's Girl)
  10. Hi daddy, it has been almost a year with out you. I miss you so much. I cant believe you’re gone. I love you so much. I wish you could come back home 🙁

    Victoria Dean (baby girl)

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