Dean J. Barber, age 74 of Hickory Corners, passed away on September 21, 2019 at Plainwell Pines after having complications with dementia. Dean was born on June 7, 1945 in Plainwell, to the late Gerald and Ula (Dadow) Barber. Dean and his mom owned an excavation business for many years, but his true passion was farming 1700 acres. Later, Dean enjoyed going to many flea markets. Dean will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 51 years, Jean Barber; son Gerald (Julie) Barber; grandchildren: Vivian Kunz, Clayton White-Barber, and Annyssa Barber; sisters: Jeralee (Ed) Eifler, and Linda Powell. Dean was preceded in death by his daughter, Kellie Barber. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home in Delton. A funeral service for Dean will be held on Thursday, September 26 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Cressey Cemetery in Prairieville Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's association. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or leave a condolence message for Dean’s family.