Dean Allen Tarver

May 8, 1963 - August 8, 2018
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Dean Allen Tarver, known to friends as Toad, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2018 at the age of 55 years. Dean was born in Bethany, Oklahoma to W.S. and June Tarver on May 8, 1963. He moved to Irving, Texas with his family when he was a young child. Dean graduated from MacArthur High School in 1981 and began a 37 year career with the Dallas Morning News. He worked as a pressman and took great pride in making sure the paper was “put to bed” each day. One of his last requests to his coworkers was to “just keep printing the paper.”

Dean was married to his true love, Kari Jenkins and they made their home in Lewisville, Texas. Dean and Kari enjoyed traveling and were on a quest to attend a game at each Major League Baseball Field. He also enjoyed fly fishing with friends and was an avid Oklahoma Sooners fan. Dean is survived by his wife, Kari Tarver; son Ben Tarver; daughter Laura McAlister; brothers Duane Tarver and his wife Muriel, Dale Tarver and his wife Carolyn, David Tarver; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life filled with memories, friendship, and laughter will be held to honor Dean on Saturday, September 22nd at Jackson Pavilion at Rockledge Park on Lake Grapevine.

Service Information

Date: September 22, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm

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Randy Groves
Grapevine, TX
Rest in Peace Deano. Hope to see you again someday.
Prayers for Gods comfort to all the family.
Dorothy Lambert
Red Oak, TX
Rest In Peace dear friend.
Susan & Jimmy Gothard
Kemp, TX
Dean, we will miss you so much! It was always great to see you and visit together. Just know our Tribe will take care of Kari for you.  We love you.
Stacy Stepp
My deepest thoughts & prayers to the family.  May God bless you
Bobby Johnson
Desoto, TX
Rest in peace Toad we will miss you but never forget you.
Michael Lee Collins
San Antonio, TX
Rest In Peace Dean.We had alot of great times.I will see you on the other side my Brother
Michael Moore
Point, TX
R.I.P. Toad very good friend and coworker! Lots of good times, we always played a card game called tunk. Lots of fun every morning after working all night.
Richard Yarberry AKA Yardbird
Marshall, TX
Till we see you again old friend, peace be with you and your family.
Russell Kidwell
Jacksonville, AR
May you rest in RIP.  Gone but not forgotten
Jim and Kasi Driscoll
Corpus Christi, TX
Dean was always a good friend and will be missed. Prayers go out to all of the Tarvers.
Vicki Prather Bessent
Mansfield, TX
Rest in peace Toad
Mark Beers
Arlington, TX
Gods speed my friend
Terry & Pam Truett
Bromide, OK
R.I.P. Dean you will be greatly missed my friend but your suffering is over even though our hearts hurt we know you're in a better place now. Pam & I will keep Kari & family, Dale & family & the whole Tarver family in our thoughts & payers.. Dean this is a BOOMER SOONER farewell for now my friend but we will all meet again & rejoice! Love
Philip Claytor
Wylie, TX
RIP Toad ! We will miss you buddy..
Gary Shires
Iowa Park, TX
Rest In Peace to one of the Really Good Guys!! See ya when I see ya! Toad!
Raymond Harris
Princeton, TX
You will be missed. More so by some.
Travis Naylor
Rip Toad Many good memories floating the Guadalupe
Russ Eubanks
Plano, TX
Rest In Peace buddy.  We lost a good man but heaven gained an angel. Say hi to my baby girl up there.
Julian Padilla
Dallas, TX
Rest in peace my buddy will miss you a lot
Jayna Shepherd
Fort Worth, TX
Rest in peace my friend. You will truly be missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time.
Paul and Carol Schellhase
Millsap, TX
A good man whose life ended too soon. Our hearts go out to family and friends
Brenda Scott
Wolfe City, TX
Rest in Peace my dear friend until we meet again. Prayers to all the family and friends. You will be missed.
Stephen Stringer
Irving, TX
Hadn't seen Dean in years and I am deeply saddened by his passing. 1 of the BEST friends I EVER had! We used to fish, enjoy watching Cowboys games while having some cold ones and cooking baby backs and the list goes on forever! I love him dearly as I did "the old man", Dale and David, his brothers. Never was fortunate enough to meet Duane. All are very exceptional men! Dean was the greatest friend anyone could wish for! God Bless the whole family.
Barbara Crow
Weatherford, TX
Rest In Peace, Dean.
Richard Rangel
Euless, TX
Rest in Peace Dean
Jonas Martinez
Dallas, TX
Rest in Peace Dean, My condolences to the Family.
Tisa Thompson
Plano, TX
Rest in peace; my thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends during this difficult time.
Ray Flowers
Norman, OK
Dean was the best friend I could ever ask for. We had a lot of good times and I will miss you a lot.  I will see you on the other side one day. RIP TOAD.
Chad W Bolton
Kaufman, TX
RIP my good friend, many good memories made.
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