Edward Dean Reiter

Published 3:25 pm Friday, November 29, 2013

Edward Dean Reiter, age 44, of Vancleave, MS, passed away October 24, 2013, in Ocean Springs.

Dean was born in Pascagoula and was a lifelong resident of Vancleave. He was a loving husband and father and an avid hunter and fisherman.

Dean served in the United States Air Force and was deployed to Kuwait during Desert Storm. He was previously employed with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and was employed with Chevron Refinery of Pascagoula at the time of his death.

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His father, Edward Lee Reiter, Jr.; and his grandparents, Reidie Mae and William McKinley Smith and Mary S. and Edward Lee Reiter, Sr, preceded Dean in death.

His survivors include his wife of 26 years, Kathy Reiter of Vancleave; his sons, Randall Reiter, Wade Reiter, Travis Reiter and Trevor Reiter all of Vancleave; his mother and stepfather, Shirley Mae and Ted Dyess of Carson; his sisters, Angie (Mitchell) Smith of Carson and Brandi (Rickie) Mann of Columbia; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gerald and Beth Bosarge; his sisters-in-law, Greta (Mark) Thornton, Angelia (Jimmy) Vallandingham and Lisa (David) Fairley all of Vancleave; his brothers-in-law, Todd (Emily) Bosarge, David (Charleen) Bosarge and Paul Bosarge all of Vancleave; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were George Presley, Quin Gammill, Val Delancey, Alan Doherty, David Bosworth and Frankie Sherman. Honorary pallbearers were David Nickolaus, Steven Burnett and Donnell Hoots.

Funeral Services were held at the Vancleave Chapel of Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home on October 27. Interment followed at Vancleave #2 Cemetery.