BLOOMFIELD - Wilford Dewey Gean, 74, died July 15, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Jan. 20, 1933, in Peach Orchard, Ark., to the late Samuel and Hazel Tyler Gean, he was a sheetmetal worked for Pyramid Roofing in Sikeston, a member of Sheetmetal Workers Union Local No. 36 and of the Baptist belief.
In Sept. 1951, he married Glida Rucker who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: three sons and daughters-in-law, Dalton and Linda Gean of Essex, Clifford and Dana Gean of Cullman, Ala., and Wilford Dewey and Beverly Gean Jr. of Benton; four daughters and sons-in-law, Kathern and Stanley Acord of Bloomfield, Belenda and Harold Schumer of Biehl, Glenda and Richard Atwill of Portageville and Barbara and Ricky Bost of Matthews; two sisters, Sue King of Portageville and Ruth Hatley of Vanduser; and 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny Gean and LeRoy Gean; two sisters, Louise Herring and Sadie Darnell; and one grandson, Richard Glen Bost.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Lucas Polk, a Baptist minister, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Bloomfield Cemetery.