Dean Allan Drennon, age 73, was born Aug. 27, 1949, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2023, in Lawton, Oklahoma.
After graduating from Edmond High School in 1968, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps., serving in Vietnam in 1969. His tour of duty in Vietnam was 11 months, and he earned several merits while serving, including a Purple Heart. After his service, Dean settled in Yukon in 1980.
After retiring from Yukon Police Department, he worked as a security officer for Yukon National Bank, then retired permanently in 2005. While performing his police and security duties, Dean could be seen driving by flashing his spotlight from his car across the properties of friends, families and neighbors, making them feel safe and letting them know he’s around.
He loved his motorcycle and he would often take off with the many friends that he had; he was a supporter of some charitable biker groups. After his stroke in 2005, you didn’t see him on his motorcycle anymore but that didn’t slow him down. He jumped into his convertible and was still on the go. He loved lounging in his garage with the garage door up and the music on and could always count on someone stopping by for a visit.
During the 4th of July festivals and Christmas lights in the park he would drive his golf cart down to the park to help the city employees working the events, providing them with water and cheerful conversations.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Roxanne Drennon; his daughter and son-in-law, Misty and Chris Turner; grandchildren, Nicole, Dylan and Katelyn; great-grandson, Jackson; and 21 other grand, great and great-great grandchildren in Washington’s extended family.
Viewing will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2023, and Tuesday, June 13 from 9-9:45 a.m., with funeral services following at 10 a.m. at the Yanda & Son Funeral Home Chapel, 1500 W. Vandament Ave., Yukon, Oklahoma, 73099. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., at Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, Oklahoma.
Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Yukon, Oklahoma.