October 14, 1962 ~ January 26, 2022

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Dean Randall Plemmons, 59, of Candler, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at Mission Hospital.

A native of Buncombe Co., Dean was a son of Betty Swann Plemmons and of the late Jerry Randall Plemmons. He was a member of Pole Creek Baptist Church, and worked for Leonard’s Auto Mart.

In addition to his mother, Dean is survived by his wife, Rebecca Ann Griffin Plemmons; daughter, Summer Collins (Randy); son, Shane Plemmons (Kelli); grandchildren, Austin Collins and Vanessa Sprouse (Aaron); great-granddaughter, Oakley Sprouse; sisters, Michelle Carter (Gary) and Lynn Morgan Plemmons; brother, Dale Plemmons (Heather); and multiple nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, with the Rev. Ben Heise and the Rev. Chase Harris officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. His family requests that everyone in attendance please wear a mask.


Visitation: February 1, 2022 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Graveside Service: February 1, 2022 1:30 pm

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715


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  1. My deepest condolences and sympathy to Becky and family, I have fond memories of Dean and such a wonderful person he was, RIP Dean Hugs and much love to you all

  2. I’m so sorry Becky for your loss prayers for you and your family. Dean was one of my best friends growing up and all through school. He will be greatly missed.

  3. Lynn and family,
    Gary and I are so sorry to hear about your brother passing. We didn’t know him,
    but it sounds like he was a super fellow. We will be praying for all. Love to you

  4. Lynn,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your brother passing away. I want you to know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Betty, so sorry to see the obituary stating the death of your son. My condolences go out to all family members, and friends during this very sad time.

  6. Dean was awesome in every way we are praying for peace and comfort for y’all …He always had a smile and something nice to say every time I saw him much Love to you Shane he will be missed by all and we are thinking of you during this difficult time

  7. Betty, my heart is saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved son, Dean. Please know my prayers are being lifted up for you and all of the family.

    With Love.

  8. To all the family,
    Please know that Momma and I lift everyone up in prayer. We pray that GOD’s love and peace will wrap around you during this difficult time.
    We love you all,
    Barbara and Lisa 🙏❤️

  9. So sorry and shocked to hear of Dean’s passing. What an awesome man. We knew each other since high school.Always so kind and thoughtful.

  10. So very sorry family. We all grew up together near Vance School. Dean was a great man. We will see him again because of our Lord and Savior Jesus. God bless and comfort you all.

  11. We are so truly sorry for your loss. We are praying for Gods grace to comfort you until that Great Reunion Day coming soon. Sending lots of love and prayers.

  12. Summer & family
    We are so sorry to hear about your Daddy. You are in our thoughts and prayers, praying God wrap you in peace and comfort only he can provide. Much love to all.
    Doreen & Clyde

  13. Saddened by your loss of your husband, father, grandfather, son and friend. Dean was always a pleasant person and caring for his fellow man. He never saw a chance to help someone in need that he would not run toward that need. He will be missed. Gain your peace and understanding of his passing by filling your hearts with the Lord. What a blessing to know you will see him yet another day.

  14. Daddy…gosh I can not believe this is happening.i love you so much I was not done with our time ! I need you ! You are a amazing dad and my best friend ! Thank you for ALL you did for me and know I’m not saying bye it’s until we meet again ! I’ll always be your little girl ! I love you daddy so much !!!!!!!!

  15. Uncle Dean was an amazing Godly man. I can still hear him saying “Hey sweetheart” with a big hug like clockwork every time we saw him. To my family, I am praying for you all fervently that Christ will provide everyone comfort and peace through this incredibly difficult time. We can find hope in knowing Uncle Dean is celebrating with Christ in Heaven. We love you all and Uncle Dean will be incredibly missed!
    With all our love,
    Andrew & Danielle

  16. Dean was a great friend and like a brother to me. He will be deeply missed. Prayers are with Becky and family. Love Randy and Vicki

  17. Prayers of peace and comfort for all family members for this difficult time.Dean was a good man and will be missed but look forward to the happy reunion in heaven!
    Love, Dean & Pam Webb.

  18. Dear Betty and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. We think of all the years the children played together and grew to love each other. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to each of you. You are in our hearts as you live the days ahead without Dean.
    We love you,
    Bob & Jean

  19. From the Richardson Family. Betty we are sorry for your loss. We will continue to keep you in our Prayers!! Love Barbara and Bobby Richardson!!

  20. I’m so sorry for your loss I just saw this haven’t been on FB for a while we will be lifting you all up in prayer love you all.

  21. I am still in shock that you are gone. I love you so much and I am so happy you were able to be a part of my daughters life. We miss you so much. I know you are in a better place and we will see you again. God watch over the family as they grieve.

  22. To all the family and friends. Dean was the most loving and caring person we know. He will be missed by many. Prayers for all.

  23. Precious brother this feels like such a bad dream. You are so so missed! My life will never be the same. If you can’t be here with us then I’m grateful
    you are with our Lord in Heaven. I love you so much honey but you knew that! We will be together again.

  24. My precious brother Dean. Life is not the same and never will be without you. You were loved so much and we all knew how much you loved us. I pray I can be a better person because of your life and love for all. You will live in each of us forever. This just doesn’t seem real!!! You were a witness to many people. I will see you soon and get to hug my brother tight. You are loved and missed. We are taking care of each other honey.

  25. Just learned about my old friend, I loved him like a brother. I am so sorry for the family’s lose. I will always miss him.


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