Mr. Dean Hirst, age 79, of Chapel Hill, TN, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2022 at his home following an illness. He was a native of Riverside, NJ and was the son of the late Edward Duke Hirst and Bertha Marie Broderson Hirst. Mr. Dean was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was retired as an officer for the California Highway Patrol. Mr. Hirst served our country in the United States Navy and continued his service in the Coast Guard Reserves. Dean loved genealogy and using his cell phone for “technology”, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family and loved ones.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth James Peltier.
Mr. Hirst is survived by his wife of 16 years, Sandy Hirst of Chapel Hill, TN; children, Beverly Ann Kelley of Red Bluff, CA, Lisa Christine Marshall of Corpus Christi, TX, Suzanne Elisabeth Ranck of Franklin, TN, Brian Dean Hirst of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; sister, Donna Thomas of Waynesville, NC; 14 grandchildren, Donnavan Kelley, Travis Kelley, Naommi Kelley, Kyle Marshall, Brooke Marshall, Danielle Ranck, Rachel Ranck, Michael Ranck, Emily Ranck, Lindy Matthews, Kacey Lynch, Kallie Lynch, Alexander Fluhr, Maxwell Hirst; 4 great grandchildren, Van Kelley, Fraeyia Kelley, Emily Matthews, and Joseph Matthews.
In accordance with Mr. Hirst’s requests, there will be no public visitation or funeral service.