Family and friends are remembering a man who spent most of his adult life feeding the visitors and residents of Bay County. Fred Deen died Wednesday after battling a long illness. He was 78 years old.
Deen and his family moved from St. Petersburg to Panama City in 1967, when he took over a restaurant at 15th and Lisenby Avenue in the Panama Plaza Shopping Center.
That's when you could get a whole Florida lobster for 2-bucks.
In 1971, Deen opened what was probably his most famous local restaurant, the Fisherman's Wharf on Beck Avenue in St. Andrew.
Deen is survived by 3-sons, 2-brothers, 3-sisters and 7-grandchildren.