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Celebrating the life of

Richard Dean Estridge

June 20, 1964 - January 06, 2024

Richard Dean Estridge

On Saturday, January 6, 2024, Richard Dean Estridge passed away peacefully with his loved ones by his side.

Dean was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1964, the oldest child and only son to Richard Jack and Virginia (NeSmith) Estridge. Dean graduated from A.E. Beach in 1982 and soon after married his high school sweetheart and great love, the former Christine McGrath with whom he was married for over 41 years until his passing and with whom he would go on to have two sons, Nicholas, and Alex.

After graduating high school Dean enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. where he would serve at the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown, VA before returning home to Savannah with his family to begin a career in sales including area sales manager for Cellular Sales of Knoxville Incorporated. In 2007, Dean began a career in real estate at Coldwell Banker Access Realty where he would eventually become the

Central Region Managing Broker and Real Estate instructor for agent and broker pre-licensing. Dean is survived by his wife, Christine, and his two sons, Nicholas, and Alex Estridge; his mother, Virginia Estridge; his sister, Kimberly (Estridge) Hansley; sister-in-law, Vicky (McGrath) Carter; nephews, Andrew and Harrison Stafford and Patrick and Jason Carter; his grandchildren Gracelyn Christine, MacKenzie Kathleen, Sophia Rose, and James Dean Estridge. Dean is preceded in death by his father, Richard Jack Estridge.

Dean loved and protected his faith, family, Corps, country, and friends completely.

Semper Fidelis



 A Visitation will take place from 5:00pm-7:00pm on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at Fox & Weeks Hodgson Memorial. The Funeral Service will be at 11:00am on Friday, January 12, 2024 at Fox & Weeks Hodgson Memorial. A Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. 



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Dear Chris, Virginia, Kim, Vicki, Nicholas, Alex, Harrison, Drew & Courtney: There are no words to express the deep sorrow, loss and pain that we all feel, for you all and with you. Dean was such a wonderful person, inside and out. He was always willing to help, guide and most importantly go to bat for you. It's hard to believe that we will never hear another "lights out joke" his laugh or see him talking with his hands lol. I will miss all of those things. He was more than just a Broker, to me and many others, he was a trusted mentor, respected member of our community, lived his life with an impeccable moral compass, family man & a reliable friend. The world was a better place because he was in it. I truly feel that Dean's legacy will live on through each one of you, his many students and the mark he left behind on all of our hearts. Rest easy my friend, until we meet again.

- Eric Ethan and Molly Cohen, SAVANNAH, GA

Chris and family, There are some things that we will not understand until we reach the other side. This is one of them. We extend our deepest condolences and prayers to each of you. You have a big loving family and many friends to help you through. I’m praying for strength, comfort and peace for you all.

- Jimmy and Cheryl Jones, Guyton, Ga

Virginia, Chris and family: I cannot even imagine the sorrow in your hearts. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you. He will be missed by so many!!

- Mark and Jean Anderson , Rincon, Georgia

I am so sorry to hear about Dean. I loved the days he would be at the stores I visited. Enjoyed talking about his family and how very much he loved y'all. He was truly a good man and I can only imagine how much you will miss him. I'm praying for all of you and wish I could be there to stand with you through this.

- Windy Ellis Womack, Statesboro, Ga

Tom and I offer Chris, Nicholas, Alex, sister Kim and the entire family condolences on the loss of this dynamic man. Dean was a wonderful real estate manager and I so loved his "bigger than life" ways and boisterous, contagious laugh. He was an honor to his wife, family, faith and country. There is no replica ..... you never confused him with anyone else! He is deeply missed.....and was very appreciated for all that he was and did

- Jane Beare, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the family. Dean was a great mentor & instructor. He will truly be missed! You all are in my prayers.

- Roshawn Sams, Savannah , Georgia

It was an honor to have Chris and Dean in my young marine corps life while serving in Yorktown , VA. My heart goes out to Chris and family. May the good Lord bring , comfort , peace and healing to everyone he loved. He was an utmost gentleman and great friend. God bless you always - you made it home and one day we will be reunited . Semper Fi with love , Ricardo Pacheco and Susanna Pacheco

- Sgt Pacheco Family , Elk Grove , CA

This is so heartbreaking! Dean was always ready to listen, always ready to solve problems or just talk from Real Estate to politics - Dean was ready, & willing to listen & didn’t mind given an opinion always, with a smile. May he rest in peace, and perpetual light shine upon him. FAIR WINDS and FOLLOWING SEAS. Semper Fi..

- Alice , Savannah , Ga

I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your beloved Dean. Please accept my sincerest condolences during this incredibly challenging time. Dean was not just a colleague; he was one of my favorite people in the world. We worked together in sales, and I considered him not only a mentor but also a friend. His ability to navigate conversations with customers was unparalleled, and I learned so much from him. His wisdom and guidance had a lasting impact on my professional growth. Beyond the workplace, Dean's infectious spirit and sense of humor were truly special. His knack for pranks brought laughter to even the most stressful days. I find solace in the countless memories of his hysterical antics, and I will always cherish the joy he brought to our lives. I understand that words cannot fully express the depth of loss you are feeling, but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. If there's anything I can do to support you during this difficult time, please don't hesitate to reach out. Dean's legacy as a mentor, friend, and prankster will live on in our hearts. May you find comfort in the cherished memories and the impact he had on those fortunate enough to know him.

- Joe Adkins, Dunedin, Florida

I’m at a loss for words. Prayers to your family. God Bless You At This Time.

- Hope Farrer, Midway, Georgia

My heart hurts for all of you. Dean was one of a kind. He was my manager at Cellular Sales. He was witty, smart, and underneath his tough exterior, he was a softy, especially when it came to his wife and family. I have been thinking of you all since I heard Monday night. I pray you find peace in knowing Dean will be there waiting for you, and by your side in the meantime.

- Tracey Nadeau, Bluffton, SC

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To the family We are deeply saddened at the loss of our neighbor Dean. Our prayers and condolences go out to you. He will be missed but yet remembered as our neighborhood watchman! Rest easy our friend Semper fi ! Oorah! Hooah!

- Ronald and Jackie Stokes, Savannah, GA

Dean was my real estate instructor. His professionalism, knowledge and wit were immeasurable and irreplaceable. Thank you for sharing him with us. I pray that God's comfort and peace will dwell amongst your entire family.

- Asia Tinsley, Bloomingdale, GA

Whenever I've thought of Dean, it has always brought a smile to my face. Dean was such a wit and saw the great humor in everyday life. His passing is such a loss in so many ways. My sincere sympathies go out to each of you.

- Marti Stein, SAVANNAH, ga

we are very sorry for your terrible loss,Dean was a great man .Our prayers are with Dean and your family

- Tony&Judy Cirillo , Richmond hill, Ga

Please accept my deepest and condolences and prayers for your family’s loss.

- Ayesha Rankin , Pooler, Ga

Dearest Chris, Our hearts are breaking. We just found out about Dean. Dean is a fine Christian man and good friend. We have no doubt that he is now in the loving arms of Jesus. We love you both. We pray for peace and comfort for you, the boys and the family. If there is anything we can do for you, please don't hesitate to ask. God bless you all and hold you close. You and Dean will be together again!

- Jimmy and Barbara Smith , Savannah, Georgia

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RIP my childhood best friend.. just learned about this Chris, please accept my condolences.

- Paul lewis, Pearland , Texas

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel