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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Tuesday October 6th, 2020

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Pastor Dean Silver



Pastor Dean Silver, age 76, of Marion, North Carolina, departed to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at Carolina Caring-Catawba Valley Hospice House in Newton, North Carolina, following a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.   The son of the late Claude and Mary Johnson Silver, a native of Mitchell County, North Carolina, he was born on January 13, 1944.


He was preceded in death by, in addition to his parents, his loving wife, Carolyn Marie Huskins Silver, who passed away June 03, 2019; one daughter, Sandra “Sandy” Kay Gobble; and two sisters, Barbara Howell and Ann Buchanan.


A longtime member of Maranatha Baptist Church in Marion, Pastor Silver proudly served as pastor for Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, North Carolina from 1967 till 1976.  From 1976 to 2010, he pastored at Maranatha Baptist Church until his health began to decline, forcing him into retirement. Having been the principal from Maranatha Baptist Church School, Pastor Silver was also the founder of Tri-County Christian School in Spruce Pine. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and hunting, but mostly, spending time with his family, friends and church family. 


He is survived by one son, Billy Dean Silver; two brothers, Lee Silver and Denise Silver; and numerous nieces and nephews.


A celebration of Pastor Silver’s life will be held on Tuesday, October 06, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at Maranatha Baptist Church in Marion with Pastor Daniel Brenneman and Pastor Bill Dillon officiating.  Interment will follow at Silver Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in Mitchell County.  The body will lie in repose thirty minutes prior to the service at the church.


For those who are unable to attend and are interested in listening to the service via zoom are asked to email, pastor@mbckjv.com, for further instructions.


In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Pastor Silver’s memory are asked to consider, Maranatha Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1311, Marion, North Carolina 28752.





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I was saved under brother dean silver preching,at proverdence rd church, great man of God, he will be missed

John petty May 18 2022 1:21 PM

Having grown up at Maranatha Baptist church I knew what an example Mr. Silver was to all. His memory will live on in my heart as the memory of his family that has gone on has.
What a blessing to have those precious memories.
What a blessing his life was to so many and the things he believed was taught also by a life of example.
May his legacy live on through others he touched as well!
Our prayers go out to you Billy!

Julie Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

Very thankful for the example Preacher Silver set before us for so many years. As a teen, my life was impacted so much by his preaching, and I'm so grateful for the many things I learned from him. Truly his legacy will live for many generations to come. As his favorite Verse, "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."
I wish we could be present today to celebrate his life and Homegoing, but our prayers are definitely uplifted for Billy and the rest of the family and friends.

Adriel Payne Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

I fondly recall our years together at Providence Road. Rev. Silver was a godly man, an excellent expositor of the Scripture, and a friend to his membership. Praying for the family during this time.

Katrina Taylor Daniel Oct 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Pastor Dean Silver

Jim and Doris Pritchard Oct 2 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all.

Harold Stroud Family Oct 2 2020 12:00 AM

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