Johnny Dean Choice was born in Gaffney, S.C. on January 20, 1963 to Johnny Lee “Snake” Choice and Fair Lee Tate Choice. He entered eternal rest on Friday, November 4, 2016, in Mary Black Hospital-Spartanburg, SC.
Dean was educated in the public schools of Cherokee County, SC and was a graduate of Cherokee High School. He attended Philadelphia Baptist Church and was a former employee of Daddy Joe’s Beach House and Bar-be-cue. Dean contributed much to the happiness, love, joy, and inspiration of his family and those who were around him.
Dean was preceded in death by his mother, a brother, Claude Franklin Choice, and his grandparents, Sylvester and Mary Easter Tate and Montie and Willie Choice.
He leaves to cherish many fond and loving memories: three sisters, Judy A. Choice, Gwendolyn M. Choice, and Shannon D. Russell; nieces, LaCresha T. Choice, Deonica N. Choice, and Abrisha Kelly; nephews, Bruce, Keon, and Brandon M. Choice; aunts, Sadie Tate, Annie P. Lattimore, Carolyn Tate Jarvis (Grover), and Letha M. Choice; great-aunt, Katie M. Jones; uncles; Lloyd W. Tate (Nita), Aaron L. Tate, Sr. (Angela), Odesta Tate (Elaine), Zeb Tate, and Eddie D. Tate; two cousins reared in the home with him, Keshi and Jaushia Tate; a host of great nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be Saturday, November 12th at 2pm, in Philadelphia Baptist Church with Reverend Danny Burnside officiating. Interment will follow in Gaffney Memorial Park.
He will be in state in the church Saturday at 1 pm.
The Gilmore Mortuary