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James A. Dean also known as J.D was 55 years old, of Independence MO; went home to be with the Lord, on April 15, 2022. James had suffered with Cancer for the past year and a half. James A. Dean was born on October 31st 1966, In Hawaii to Milton Delaney Dean and Ethel Marie Potter.
He was preceded in death by his Mother Ethel Marie Potter and Brother Howard Samuel Kuntz, Jr. As well as both his maternal and paternal grandparents, and aunts and uncles. James leaves behind a loving wife, Sharon Dugan of the home, step-son Jason Spurgin, of Houston, TX and grandchildren Jose Quinonez and Aurora Dugan of Oklahoma City, OK, and Carlos Quinonez-Dugan of the home.
James also leaves behind his dad Howard Samuel Kuntz, Sr, as well as his sisters Teri Strickland of Kansas City, MO and Jennifer Pulliam of Bates City, MO and their husbands Clayton Strickland and Scott Pulliam. James had 8 nephews and 1 niece (Aaron Pulliam, Michael Jones, Zachery Pulliam, Nicole Strickland, Kyle Jones, Noah Pulliam, R.J Strickland, Matthew Strickland and Christopher Strickland and their families all who will miss him dearly. He also leaves behind aunts/uncles and cousins on his side.
A memorial will be determined at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude’s Hospital in memory of JD who loved their mission of finding a cure for cancer.