Dean Arthur Ford, age 93 of Oliver Springs, passed away March 23, 2020. Dean was proud to be a World War II Army veteran who served in the South Pacific. After his military career, he went on to work for Y-12 in Oak Ridge for 42 years. He served as Deacon and Sunday School Teacher at First Baptist Church, Oliver Springs where he was a long-time member. Dean was currently a member of Beech Park Baptist Church and was known to many locals as “The Gravy Man” for his brown gravy technique. Survivors include his children: Linda (Wally) Chadwick, Nancy (Ken) Cook, and Ernie (Gina) Ford; grandchildren: Jennifer Grafton, Shawna Chadwick, Ryan (Leah) Cook, Trish (Justin) Little, Erin (Tom) Milligan, Haylee (Brian) Flynn, Adam Ford, and Evan Ford; and great-grandchildren: Chad, Emma, Reese, Kason, Declan, Thomas, Riley, Harper, Emily, and Olivia. Because of the current world circumstances, the family is having a private graveside service. They are planning to have a Celebration of Life service at a later time. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to HonorAir Knoxville, PO BOX 12990, Knoxville, TN 37912 and/or Oliver Springs Community Ministries, PO Box 15, Oliver Springs, TN 37840.