Dean Adams

June 20, 1958 - July 3, 2022

Dean Adams, 64, of Sour Lake, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born on June 20, 1958, to Sherry and Ronnie Adams, in Beaumont, Texas. Dean worked for Entergy for 40 years and was the Senior Grid Manager of Transmission, before retiring in 2019. After retiring, he joined the retirement fleet at Reneau Farms driving trucks and tractors. He was an Eagle Scout and loved spending his free time at the Masonic Lodge in Sour Lake, Texas. He loved visiting the Hill Country and hunting with his son, Jesse, and his family in Llano, Texas. Dean loved his nieces and nephews as his own children and he never missed an opportunity to be with his great-nieces and great-nephews, because he loved them with every beat of his heart.

Even though he didn’t have a brother, Dean considered Robert Minick his brother. They started working together at Bill’s Travel Trailers. They spent time fishing, golfing, playing tennis, and having an occasional (or frequent) glass of wine, along with his sister, Lynda Minick.

Survivors include his wife, Terri Chesnutt Adams; son, Jesse Wade Adams; mother, Sherry Adams; sister, Laurie Adams; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lynda and Robert Minick, Patsy and Ernest Magee, Kaye and Ron Spell; brother-in-law, Willie Kindon; niece, Amanda Reneau and her husband, Will; nephew, Matthew Minick and his wife, Kaltrina; niece, Angela Magee and her husband, Brian; nephews, Mikel Magee and his wife, Alissa; Charles Magee and his wife, Brittany;  Ronnie Spell and his wife, Kayla; Jon Spell and his wife, Jessica; niece, Jeri Kindon and her husband, Stephen; nephews, Adam Kindon and Aaron Adams; great-nephew, Eli Reneau; great-niece, Ella Reneau; great-nephew, Connor Minick; great-nieces, Macee Magee and Josie Magee; and great-nephews, Erik Spell and Max Magee.

He is preceded in death by his father, Ronnie Adams; sister, Beth Kindon; and grandparents, Carl and Hershelle Sawyer and Hoarce and Lillian Adams.

A Celebration of Life for Mr. Adams will be at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, July 9, 2022, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3810 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas. Dean’s family asks that you come as you are, as Dean was a laid back guy. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Lodge No. 1002, P.O. Box 1335, Sour Lake, Texas 77659.


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Celebration of Life

Wesley United Methodist Church
  • 3810, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • July 9, 2022
  • 4:00 pm

Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (51)

    Linda Ott Reed says:

    Terri and Jesse, may God hold you and comfort you during this time.
    Linda Ott and Ron Reed

    Sandi Pryne Winters says:

    Terri my sweet friend, I am so sad to hear of the loss of your wonderful husband. You are Jesse are in my thoughts and prayers for comfort during this difficult time. Rest in sweet peace, Dean.

    Trisha McAdams says:

    Terri and Jesse…I’m so very sorry to learn of Dean’s passing. My deepest prayers go to you for God to comfort you in these days. Bless you all.


    Trisha Cambre McAdams

    Brenda M Davis says:

    I first met Dean when I went to work for Gulf States
    in the early 80’s while we were all at 11th street. I can still see him walking through the Substation wearing a gold bracelet and with that smile on his face.. He will be missed by all. May God hold his family in the palm of his hand.
    . My sincerest sympathy. Brenda Davis,
    (retired West End )

    Glenn Cummings says:

    So sad to hear of Dean’s passing. He was an excellent scout and person. Sending love and condolences.

    Pete and Nadine Martinez says:

    Terri and Jesse, Just know that our hearts and prayers are with you two at this time and in the days to come. He was absolutely one of the best men we’ve ever known and we’ll never forget him. Fly high, Dean!
    Love y’all, Nadine & Pete

    Pete and Nadine Martinez says:

    Terri and Jesse, Just know that our hearts and prayers are with you two at this time and in the days to come. He was truly one of the best men we’ve ever known and we’ll never forget him. Love you both.

    Tracey Whitaker says:

    Terri and Jesse
    I am so saddened to hear of Dean passing. My thoughts and prayers are being sent. Lean on your wonderful family and many irreplaceable memories in the days to come.

    Carl Richard says:

    You’ll be missed Dean. Thanks for everything and RIP.

    Jim Ehlert says:

    My sincere condolences to Dean’s family. Dean was always a gentleman and may he rest in peace.

    Darrel & Lou Woodward says:

    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Dean, a great husband, father and friend. He will be sorely missed and our hearts are broken. We both had the pleasure of working with Dean and will carry those memories always. Our prayers and love are with family.

    Pam and David Dunivant says:

    Jessi and Terri,
    We are sending hugs, love, and most importantly, prayers. Dean was the best of the best. Our Hearts will be with you both on Saturday.

    Love Forever,
    Pam and David Dunivant

    Rosary Hidalgo says:

    My heart is broken for your loss. It was a privilege having been acquainted with Dean. My prayers are with you in the coming days.

    Tim Jones says:

    Stunned by this news. Dean was a fine family man and a friend to so many. His smile, sly sense of humor, and helpfulness were always on display. He is the only person I know that had a seafood dish named after him: if you’re ever at Vautrot’s, ask for the “Dean Special” and they will bring you etoufee with fried catfish on top…Thanks for the tip Dean! I will always smile when your name comes up! Terri and Jesse: may God’s comfort be with you today and always! I love you, Tim…

    Mark Callender says:

    Terri, I worked with Dean at Entergy. Even though our work groups didn’t interact on a daily basis, when they did Dean was always, always a class act. May the road rise up to meet him, may the wind always be at his back, may the sun always shine warmly on his face and until we meet again, may God hold Dean in the palm of his hand. God grace be upon you and your family. Mark

    Kent and Noeline Hartel says:

    Thought and prayers are with you. We remember Dean as a great family man, always had a smile and good things to say. Sorry for your loss.
    Kent and Noeline

    Glenn Durst says:

    Truly saddened by the loss of our friend Dean. Dean and Terri welcomed us to the neighborhood over 30 years ago and have been friends since. Prayers for Terri, Jesse and all the family.

    Robert Beckel says:

    Terri and Jesse,
    I am so sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. It was a great pleasure to have worked for Dean at the Beaumont Grid Office. Dean was a wonderful and caring boss. I will always cherish our friendship and conversation. God bless you and your families.

    Cindy Hebert says:

    I knew Dean as part of my work family at GSU/Entergy T&D relay department, I have many special memories. made during those years.

    Sadness in the hearts of many over the loss of such a kind soul.

    For Terri and Jesse, the loss you are experiencing, and the tears being shed will soon be replaced with smiles and a lifetime of happy memories.

    Soar with the angels my friend


    Martha Zoch says:

    Terri and Jesse, Words cannot express my sadness of Dean’s passing. He was a kind and caring man, always happy, with a smile on his face. He was a good friend and a great boss. During my 38 years at GSU/Entergy, he was the best of the best. He will be missed by many. My heart goes out to both of you. Praying for God’s comfort and peace in the days ahead.

    Craig S Golson says:

    To the Adams Family,
    My condolences to you and your family. There is no doubt that he was exceptional man. I had the pleasure of working with him when I was at Gulf States/Entergy and had only the best to say about it. I’m truly sorry for your loss.

    Janna & Doug Staton says:

    Through our deep sadness, we celebrate a life well lived. Prayers for strength go out to all of the family.

    Janna and Doug Staton

    Phil Moore says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We will be praying for you, Jesse, and the entire family in the days ahead.
    Phil and Kelly Moore

    Milton Dixon says:

    I worked with Dean and for Dean my whole career at GSU and Entergy. I’m sorry to hear about his departure. Dean was was a great inspiration to all of us God bless him and his family. He will always be remembered.

    George Sanchez says:

    I was sorry to hear about Deans passing .I worked at Service Center on 11th street with him .Before the merger with Entergy.Dean was a good person he will be missed.

    Dee and Dorothea Raiford says:

    We are so sad to hear of Dean’s passing. He was always such a gentleman. I know your strong and supportive family will help you and Jessie through this terrible time. May God bless you all.

    Robert LaBeaux says:

    Dean and I graduated together from LIT and both of us went to work at GSU. Although he and I did not work at the same location he was always willing to help when we had transmission/relay issues at Sabine Station. RIP classmate. Prayers going out to the Adams family.

    Terry Lowe Sandusky says:

    Teri snd Jesse,
    I am so sad to hear of Dean’s passing. He was such a wonderful man, and we all loved him dearly. We have so many great memories with him. I’m praying for your family. Love you so much.

    Neil & Candy Spiller says:

    Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. May God bless you and comfort you at this sad time.

    Irvin E Wiser says:

    Terri and Jesse. Our Deepest condolences for your loss. Our Prayers are with your family. He has influenced many lives and will be greatly missed.

    mary jo pryne says:

    So very sad for all ~~~ the Lord will be your greatest friend and strength in the days ahead. Cling to Him now. Mary Jo and Family

    Faye Nelson says:

    May your Faith support you at this sad time. My heart aches in this loss. From our family to your family.
    Faye, Chip, Michele, Kyle and Brenda.

    Phyllis M. Miller says:

    My deepest sympathy to Dean’s family and friends. May God be with you in the days ahead.

    Raymond Costilla says:

    Very sad to hear Dean is gone. I had worked with Dean at Entergy and retired. It was a pleasure to have worked with Dean. He will be missed.

    Joyce Labay says:

    Terri and Jesé my heart hurts for both of you. My love and prayers.

    Sherry Sawyer Adams says:

    Words cannot express the loss and sadness that we are experiencing at this time. I could not have asked for a more loving son. He made me so proud of all that he had accomplished his whole life. He set goals and then gave his all to achieve them. Thank you Terri for loving my son. I know how much you are hurting. Thank you for my grandson. You and Dean did a fantastic job in training him to be a good person and a fine young man.
    Dean loved you both so much. He would not have wanted to leave you. As hard it is to lose him, we know that he is with his Lord and we will see him again some day.

    Amy Briggs says:

    Terri & Jesse, I am so sorry to hear about Dean. May your wonderful memories comfort you at this sad time and in the days ahead.

    Barry Foster says:

    My sincere condolences on Dean’s passing. He was a Masonic mentor to me and one of the best men I’ve ever met. He will be sorely missed.

    Gina Heinlein says:

    Terri, I am so heartbroken for you and Jesse. I hope you know I am here for you if you need to talk. Dean was so sweet and kind. You both were so thoughtful to be there when I lost my son Jake. It is a difficult time and you have lots of family and friends to lean on. Love you, Gina

    Karla says:

    My heartfelt sympathy for your family.

    Billy, Jeannie and Bryan Gallier says:

    Teri and Jesse,
    We are just heartbroken to hear of Dean’s passing… our thoughts and prayers are with both of you. Dean was a fine man and will
    Be missed by all of us.
    Love always, Billy, Jeannie and Bryan Gallier

    Uncle Max and Elaine says:

    Teri and Jesse, we are so so saddened over Dean’s death. He was a very special nephew to us. Dean left a legacy of smiles. humor, love for family, being helpful and most of all his love for the Lord. We will continue to pray for God’s perfect love and peace to cover y’all every day. Blessings. Uncle Max & Elaine

    Gene McFaddin says:

    Terri, Our sincerest condolences to you and your family and friends for your loss. Prayers for you and Jesse.

    Angela Downs Chesnutt says:

    I am so sorry to learn of Dean’s passing. My prayers and thoughts are with Terri and family. May each precious memory bring you comfort now and for the days, weeks, and months to come.

    Teri Riley says:

    Terri. My heart is broken for you, Jesse, and your families. Dean touched the lives of so many for the good. I will always remember his sense of humor and his smile. I know that even though there is joy in his homecoming, there is sorrow in his loss. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Love you

    James and Julia Hardy says:

    Teri and family, We are heartsick over the passing of Dean. We just spoke to him last Tuesday. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and the family

    Ed and Shannon Garrod says:

    Terri & Jesse,

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Dean. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. Ed loved Dean and his slook. Please let us know if we can do anything.

    Peace be with you,
    Ed & Shannon Garrod

    Daniel W. Williams Sr. says:

    I offer my most sincere condolences to the family of Dean Adams. I knew Dean for just about all of my career with GSU/Entergy. My God cover and comfort you during this time and beyond, knowing that Dean had a major and positive impact on our work family. Blessings to you all, you will be in my prayers.

    Gerry Kirkland says:

    Terri and Jese, I am so sad to hear about Dean passing away. My heart is broken and I pray that God will wrap His arms around both of you and you can feel His comfort. Love you and will continue to pray. Gerry

    Michael Jones says:

    Dean was a great guy. He was one of those people that you enjoyed being around. He will definitely be missed. Rest in peace mr dean. Michael Jones

    Mitchell English says:

    As others have mentioned, Dean was quite a guy. I worked with Dean for many years.
    I respected him, learned so much from him, and would always feel comfortable speaking with him about most anything, work related to not. Dean was solid, a great decision maker and leader.
    Dean’s had many positive influences on many of us. May the Good Lord be with all of his family through this hard time.

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