Holly Springs town manager dies
Posted May 2, 2013
Updated May 3, 2013
Holly Springs, N.C. — Holly Springs Town Manager Carl Dean died Thursday from an apparent heart attack, town officials said.
Officials said Dean, 56, was participating in an annual golf event sponsored by the Economic Development Department when he collapsed. He was pronounced dead at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.
Dean served as town manager for 12 years and previously served as city manager in Dunn.
"I've known Carl since 1986," Assistant Town Manager Charles Simmons said in a statement Thursday. "I had the highest degree of respect for him from a professional standpoint. More important, he was a close friend."
A funeral for Dean will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sunrise United Methodist Church in Holly Springs. Visitation will be 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary.