Daniel Lewis Deen, age 73, of Tampa, Florida, went to be with our Lord on January 29, 2024. A celebration of life will be held for him on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 12:00 PM at Compassionate Cremations and Memorials, 14506 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33613, with Brother Manuel Diaz officiating.
Lewis was born November 29th, 1950, in Gainesville, Florida. He was a devoted family man and faithful servant of the Lord. He attended Gainesville High School and went on to Sante Fe Community College, where he graduated. He attended the University of Florida before transferring to the University of West Florida, where he met his beloved wife, Ann Deen. He graduated with degrees in Biology and Accounting. After college, they moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where he began his career.
In North Carolina, he worked at Coopers & Lybrand as an accountant. He was Comptroller for various companies, including Providence Hospital in Mobile Alabama, Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, and Cerex Incorporated in Cantonment, Florida. He became a senior accountant for Lykes Brothers and later worked as Comptroller for Trident Shipworks in Tampa, Florida. Upon his retirement, he became a loving grandfather to his first grandchild, Caleb, whom he helped care for.
Lewis found great joy in model trains and Corvettes, hobbies that brought him happiness throughout his life. He generously shared his love of these interests with his grandchildren, affectionately known as Padad to them. He was an avid Gators fan and enjoyed watching football games, especially when UF would beat FSU! Beyond these hobbies, Lewis was a certified scuba diver, as he loved the ocean. Lewis was also a dedicated history buff. The stories of the past captivated him, and he delighted in learning and sharing the accounts that shaped our world. Above all, his greatest love, pride, and joy was his family.
His unwavering commitment to his family and church family was profound. As a devoted Christian, he placed his faith in God, which was reflected in the way he lived and loved. He leaves behind a legacy of love, joy, and cherished memories.
As we mourn the loss of Lewis, we find comfort in the knowledge that he is now at peace, his faith guiding him to eternal rest, surrounded by the love and light of the Lord he so faithfully served. May the love he shared continue to resonate in the hearts of all those he touched.
Lewis was preceded in death by his loving parents, George, and Betty Deen; siblings Cecelia (Cissy) Deen Wiggins and George S. Deen, Jr. One of the hardest things Lewis ever felt was losing his cousin, Charles Geiger, age 19, to the war in Viet Nam. The two of them were extremely close. Now, they are all reunited in Heaven.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Ann Weekley Deen; two sons, Ryan Lavette Deen (and wife Brooke Deen), Christopher Lewis Deen (and wife Julia Deen); two grandsons, Caleb Ryan Deen and Noah Christpher Deen; his brother-in-law, Gene Wiggins; nieces Candacie (Candy) Wiggins, Cindy Ponce, and Dawn Duncan; nephews, Charles Deen and Cecil Craft; and many cousins. He will be missed immensely by his family, friends, and all who loved him.
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
Celebration of Life
Compassionate Cremations and Memorials
14506 N. Florida Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33613
Saturday, March 2, 2024