Dean Cromwell

September 28, 1948 - April 11, 2019

Dean Cromwell

Elvin Dean Cromwell, 70, of Sour Lake, died Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston. He was born on September 28, 1948, to Naomi Sylvest Cromwell and Hardy Elvin Cromwell, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and was a 1967 graduate of French High School in Beaumont. Dean was very instrumental in safety programs, including ISTC, in Southeast Texas during his career. He was a highly motivated professional manager with over 40 years of combined experience and education in operations, safety, environmental, hygiene, emergency medicine and construction, with extensive knowledge in all phases of a plant operations and projects: including civil, structural, piping, mechanical, equipment instrumentation, electrical and startup. Dean was an avid sports fan, particularly any team his grandchildren played on. He was a devoted family man who cherished his grandchildren and enjoyed hunting, being outdoors, and was a Dallas Cowboys fan.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Cromwell; mother, Naomi Cromwell; son, Brandon Dean Cromwell and daughter, Casey Burleson and her husband, Aaron, all of Sour Lake; sisters, Donna Burford and her husband, Mike, of Beaumont and Debbie Lopez of China; grandchildren, Kenzie Schroeder, Kyndall Schroeder, Kade Schroeder, Payton Burleson, and Olivia Burleson; and numerous nieces and nephews, friends and family, and many “adopted” grandkids.

He is preceded in death by his father, Hardy Elvin Cromwell.

A gathering of Mr. Cromwell’s family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 13430 Highway 421, Kountze. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery, Sour Lake.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mavericks Baseball Team, 11975 Dishman Road, Beaumont, Texas 77713 or online at

His family would like to thank Memorial Hermann TIRR’s Physicians and Therapists who worked with Mr. Cromwell for the past year.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Saturday, April 13, 2019
6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Pine Ridge Baptist Church Pine Ridge Cemetery
13430 Fm 421 Sour Lake, TX 77625
Sunday, April 14, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Rosedale Cemetery
Old Beaumont Road Sour Lake, TX 77659

Comments (19)

  • Linda and Jimmy Sachitano

    16 April 2019 at 22:38 | #

    Debbie, we are so sorry for the loss of your brother. We will remember the family with our prayers.


  • Eugene & Janna

    16 April 2019 at 15:22 | #

    Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. Praying you all find peace & comfort during this difficult time.


  • Wendal Turley

    14 April 2019 at 13:05 | #

    I had the honor and privilege of working with Dean for almost 9 years . He was someone that I could always depend on for honest feedback and practical advice. I learned a lot from him. We had a lot of laughs and fun even through the challenges at the plant. My prayers are with the Cromwell family and I grieve his passing with you.


  • Sharon Roberts

    13 April 2019 at 13:42 | #

    So sorry for your loss. Dean was a great man that loved his family, and will be remembered that way. Please know your family is in my prayers. Love y’all


  • Debbie pace

    13 April 2019 at 02:00 | #

    So sorry Brenda to all of you for the loss of Dean


  • Jan Nycum Ray

    13 April 2019 at 01:01 | #

    My prayers for peace and comfort to the family. He was a true gentleman.


  • Kathleen Richings

    12 April 2019 at 22:58 | #

    Deepest condolences to his entire family and friends at this most difficult time.


  • Letty Short

    12 April 2019 at 21:54 | #

    I am so sorry for your loss. The family will be in my prayers. May Dean rest in peace.


  • Brenda Marie Boyd

    12 April 2019 at 21:51 | #

    I am so sorry for your loss.I have so many great memories of my dear cousin,may he rest in peace!!!!


  • Gerald and Mary Copeland

    12 April 2019 at 20:45 | #

    Gerald and I are so sorry to hear of Deans passing. Prayers for you all.


  • Billy and Heather Revia

    12 April 2019 at 20:44 | #

    Your Daddy was a wonderful man.l We are praying for all of you and thinking of you constantly. We love all of you.
    The Revia’s


  • Gerald and Mary Copeland

    12 April 2019 at 20:42 | #

    Gerald and I are so sorry to hear of Deans passing. Prayers for your beautiful family.


  • Todd & Carol Anderson

    12 April 2019 at 20:42 | #

    You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I know you have many wonderful memories to cherish. Dean was a wonderful person.


  • Debbie Erwin Pace

    12 April 2019 at 20:41 | #

    Brenda my heart breaks for all of you for the sudden loss of Dean, my deepest sympathy and prayers are with you


  • Kimberly stiebig

    12 April 2019 at 20:39 | #

    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time.


  • Janice Blachard

    12 April 2019 at 19:31 | #

    So sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. Prayers to your precious family. Love to all.


  • Linda Whatley Frazier

    12 April 2019 at 19:30 | #

    My deepest sympathy. Know that you are in my prayers.


  • Christi Fling

    12 April 2019 at 19:23 | #

    Roy and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. Dean was a good man who very obviously loved his family. My prayer is that our gracious God will give your family the peace and comfort that only He can give.
    Love n prayers,
    Christi Fling (Nan)


  • Gayle Hamilton

    12 April 2019 at 18:47 | #

    My love & prayers to you.


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