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Phillip Dean Frey

d. October 12, 2017


Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia.


Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home.
Officiating: Rev. Brad Riley.
Music: selected favorite songs.
Interment: Interment will take place at a later date.

Phillip Dean Frey "changed addresses" from his earthly home to his eternal heavenly home on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the family's home in Vandalia.He attended grade school in the St Louis area, moving to Lexington, Missouri when he was in 7th grade. Dean was a 1983 graduate of Lexington High School. He then worked in various jobs and became a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God in 1992. Dean and his family moved to Vandalia in January 2006 coming from St. Charles. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ and gladly answered His call to be the pastor of the Assembly of God Church (Beacon of Hope) in Vandalia. At that time, he also became a school bus driver for the Van-Far School District. Dean continued both of those jobs until recently when his health declined. He was a member of the Vandalia Ministerial Alliance as well as the Assemblies of God Section 3 Ministers Network. Dean enjoyed bowling, fishing, and helping at the Pike County Auction in Bowling Green. Dean loved a variety of music. He and his son, Phil, wrote and recorded all songs for their Christian Band, "Beauty in Fury."

Born: July 9, 1965 in St. Louis, the son of Bobby Dean and Anna Jean (Johnson) Frey.

Married: Deanna May Creed on October 29, 1983 in Lexington, Missouri.

Survivors include: wife, Deanna of Vandalia; one son, Phillip C. and wife, Jennifer Frey of Vandalia; two daughters: Cassandra M. and husband, David Johnson of Wentzville and Rebekah D. and husband, Michael Cook of Columbia; one sister, Frances Kay and husband, Charles Frye of Couch, Missouri; five grandchildren: Joseph P. Frey, Matthew C. Frey, Sophia R. Frey, Arissa M. Johnson and Elijah D. Johnson; honorary son, Cody M. Buckholz.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials are encouraged to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (L.L.S.).

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