Frank “Dean” Harwick Jr. passed from this life peacefully with family by his side March 26 at the St. John Medical Center in Tulsa at the age of 50.
Dean was born Dec. 18, 1963, to Frank and Mary (Reeves) Harwick in Stillwater.
The family later moved to Tulsa were he was raised and attended school until 1976 when the family moved to Prue.
Dean attended Prue Public Schools from the seventh through 12th grade, graduating in 1982.
After graduating, Dean worked in various types of construction, acquiring numerous skills along the way.
He could build just about anything from the ground up, inside and out. While his work took him many places, he would always return home to Oklahoma, generally calling Tulsa or Glencoe his home.
However, he has lived in Glencoe since 2011 when he moved back to be close to his family.
Dean was a very creative and artistic individual, which is a piece of him that will live on in the numerous presents that he made for his friends and family and in his nephews, who work with this same creativeness.
Dean had a gentle and generous manner, a methodical and positive mindset, and a kind and loving soul.
These traits belong to so few and there are few other qualities so noble.
He is survived by his mother Mary Harwick of Glencoe; his father Frank Harwick of Glencoe; two sisters, Brenda Ward and her husband Danny of Cleveland, and Kathie Melton of Glencoe; seven nephews and nieces, Chad Ward and his wife Bethany of Pawnee, Jake Ward of Pawnee, Beth Ward of Cleveland, Chelsea Barton, Kris Barton, David Barton and Nathan Melton of Glencoe; and the sparkle in his eye, one great-nephew, Blayne Bregg of Glencoe; as well as numerous other friends and relatives that will mourn his passing.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents Arvil and Chloe Reeves and Melvin and Juanita Harwick.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Glencoe Church of Christ.