He was born Aug. 31, 1953, in Cape Girardeau.
Survivors include a son, Bobby Elvis Dees Jr. and wife Cindy of Whitewater; an adopted son, Matt Dees of Cape Girardeau; three grandsons and three granddaughters; two brothers, Paul Wayne Dees of Farmington, Mo., Billy Joe Thorne of Chaffee, Mo.; two half sisters, Pauline Bridges of South Carolina and Lou Conway of Cape Girardeau.
Also a special friend, Pat Moore; cousins, Esther McGruder and husband Jim, and son Aaron, Donna Martinez, Gerald Taylor and wife Lynn, Junior Taylor, Charlene Voerg and husband Bill.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Cape County Memorial Park. The Rev. Don Henson will officiate.