Lawrence Dean Laramore


Lawrence Dean Laramore passed away on August 7, 2020 to be with his Lord at the age of sixty.  

Dean was born on June 5, 1960 to the late Dalilah and Julian Laramore.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in communications and marketing from Florida State University.  He loved Bobby Bowden and the Florida State Seminoles.

Dean could best be described as a friend.  He had an easy smile and always found a way to build a connection with anyone he encountered. Through his work at BNP Media, Dean built friendships across the country.  Outside of his work friends, Dean always found a friend at the golf course.  He deeply valued friendships and he made an impact on each of his friends.

Dean also cared deeply for his family.  He was an outstanding father, brother, uncle, and son.  He was accepting, encouraging, and supportive of the people he loved.  Dean and his daughter, Ashlee, had an incredible bond.  They shared a love of golf, sports, and being outside.   Ashlee will miss many things, but one of them is the text exchange that always occurred before Tiger teed off. 

Graveside funeral service will be 10 am Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in Lipford Cemetery with Pastor Allen Biggs officiating, James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.Expressions of sympathy may be made online at


  1. Ashlee, I am so sorry to hear this. Your dad was a wonderful person. He always spoke when
    he saw my family and always spoke about you. I know your heart is heavy and I will be praying for peace and comfort for you.
    Jerry, Kala Dean am day family

  2. Dean was a great guy! Him and I were best friends in elementary school prior to his family leaving Marianna! It was very sad for me when he left. I had lost my best friend. Years later upon his family and him returning to Marianna I was delighted to see my old friend. He was always sincere, polite and always had that big smile of his on his face which you couldn’t help but smile yourself. I am so saddened by his sudden passing unexpectedly. We have lost a great person but it is Heaven’s gain! Prayers for the family! R. I. P. My old friend! You left us too soon! He will be missed by many!

  3. We shared backyards between Noland and Park St. Playing silly kid stuff, like hide and seek, Army, tormenting our younger sibs and his older sibs/Mom fussing at us.. 1st and 2nd grade drama/fun!! Having so many boys to be able to be a tomboy, I was in heaven at 5-7 yrs of age! USArmy Medic Veteran, our fun times became a reality of my future! Dean has always been in my heart from childhood.
    Peace and Love, Lynn Hudson.

  4. Dean and I were college room mates and best friends at FSU. He came to live with me in Orlando and worked for me when we started out after college. I played my first round of golf with him and his father in Tallahassee. Visited him in Marianna for dove hunts in the peanut fields with his family. Every few years we would stay in touch and it was as if we picked up right where we left off. Amazing person. Crushing news. My prayers for him and his family. Godspeed my friend.


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