Charles Dean Rea

Charles Dean Rea

Charles Dean Rea, 76, of Monticello passed away on January 27, 2016 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

He was retired from McGehee Police Department, was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War and of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Rea enjoyed fixing things and was a CB Radio repairman. He loved playing the guitar, was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and nature. He was a loving husband, father and pop. He studied and read the Bible faithfully.


He was born July 19, 1939 and was the son of the late Willis Wilburn Rea and Sylvia Robertson Rea.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Fran Proffitt Rea of Monticello; two sons, Charles Brandon Rea of Monticello and Troy Rea of Texas; three daughters, Leigh Ann Jollie and Andy of Tacoma, Washington, Bonnie Denise Hoover and Tim of Monticello and Lavonne Lesley and husband Gerald; two sisters, Patsy Burke of Hope, Phylis Williams of Benton; grandchildren, Mattie, Emma, Lacey, Gracie, and Caden; several nieces, nephews and other relative and friends; three special friends Jimmy Singleton, Al Barajas and George Strain.

Funeral service will be held on January 31 at 1 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with Rev. Steve Fleming officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.