Mr. Dean Alexander Hepper, Jr., a 56 year old resident of Murfreesboro, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2011 at Alvin C. York VA Medical Center. Mr. Hepper’s family described him as the best dad, the favorite uncle, and the most wonderful husband. He was the son of Dean Alexander Hepper, Sr. and Barbara Rebecca Moore, the husband of Mary Elizabeth Hepper, and the father of four children. Dean was once a soldier for the United States Army, and he later became a truck driver until his sudden illness. He was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to his wife Mary, he was survived by his children: Dean Anthony Hepper of Bradenton, FL., Dawn Marie Yokeum of Parrish, FL., Pam Hepper of Chardon, OH, and Kari Rendall of Amarillo, TX; grandchildren: Devon Yokeum, Dalton Yokeum, Tyler Guthrie, Jade Therese Hepper, Brendan Li-mark Hepper, Raebecca Stanley; one sister: Faith Hernandez; niece and nephew: Cassandra Fatolitis and Paul Dean Maass. A memorial service for Dean will be conducted on Friday, November 11, 2011, at Bellwood Church of Christ in Murfreesboro. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cremationsocietyoftn.com.