Theodore Earl Dearden
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Theodore Earl Dearden
  • January 30, 1947 - September 1, 2017
  • Virginia

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Theodore Earl (Nick) Dearden, II; passed away at his home on Friday, September 1, 2017.
Nick was born on January 30, 1947 in Scranton, PA. After completing high school in Virginia Beach at Princess Anne, Nick went to Old Dominion University for two years. He then went on to work in the grocery business for Food Fair, then with Hostess, and ultimately purchasing his own Little Debbie franchise. Nick met many people that he would call friends throughout his 70 years.
Nick was an avid reader and a lover of all kinds of music. He loved his family, his friends, his Harley and Corvette, and Happy Hours. Not necessarily in that order all of the time.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore Earl (Ted) & Virginia Dearden, and his sister Holly. He is survived by his brother Bruce Dearden of Foley, AL; his sister Connie Haynie (Jerry) of Morganton, NC; his stepson, Jeff Ellington (Katie) of Newport News, VA; and his grandchildren Ann Chappell Ellington and David Ellington.
Special thanks goes to his personal aide, Linda York, who provided the much needed companionship and compassion over the last year and a half that he so desperately needed.
A celebration of life will be held at Smith & Williams Funeral Home (4889 Princess Anne Rd, Va. Beach, VA 23462) at 4pm on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.