Dean Spangler

Dean Spangler, 85, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, August 27, 2021. He was born to Arno and Wilmath Spangler on November 21, 1935. Dean grew up in Newport News, graduating from Warwick High School. He lived in Williamsburg most of his adult life.

Dean was Superintendent of Streets and Roads, City of Hampton, retiring in 1991. He was an active member of Orcutt Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Michael and Ronald. Dean is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 63 years, Jackie. Additional survivors are his daughter, Connie Diakun (Pete), grandchildren, Christa Poitras (Ryan), and Nate Diakun (Esther), and great-grandson, Jackson Poitras.

Memorial donations may be made to FISH, Inc., 312 Waller Mill Road #800, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Due to COVID restrictions, burial will be private. Arrangements are under the care of Peninsul


  1. Bob Bales

    Jackie, we are so sad that Dean passed, just after finding an old school mate. If there is anything we can do, now or later, to comfort or help you, please let us know.

    Bobby Bales and Hildegarde Burke

  2. Lloyd and Doris Monroe.

    We are so sorry to hear about Dean. Our prayers and love. are with you. Please let us know if we can can help you in any way.

  3. Marilyn and Dave Kirby

    Jackie, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at the death of your husband, Dean.
    We have fond memories of you and Dean attending the New Day SS Class at Walnut Hills Baptist Church.
    With sadness, and may God comfort you with your loss.
    Dave and Marilyn Kirby

  4. Henry and Joyce Bennett

    Joyce and I were so distressed to hear of your loss of Dean. You and he were some of the firendliess persons to us when we arrive here at WF. We are so sorry for your loss of such a fine man and spouse for 63 years. May the peace of God sustain you during this time of grief.

  5. Pat and Gene Sutton

    Jackie and Family,

    So sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through these next few weeks. We will miss him here at Warwick Forest and we are here for you at any time and for any thing you need. God will walk with you and not leave you at this time…just remember He takes care of His children.

    Blessings from your two friends at Warwick Forest,

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