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'Run Free Dexter!': Pennsylvania dog, 7, who died gets VERY extravagant funeral and obituary

A Pennsylvania dog died peacefully in his owner's loving arms last Tuesday and has since received a very extravagant funeral and obituary.

Dexter Beville, a 7-year-old pug from Allentown, was remembered in his obituary as faithful, loyal, loving, and kind by Tim Beville Jr., the pastor who owned him.

The precious pooch was born in Allentown to the late Galaxy and Leinda Rockmore on March 5, 2014 and was a part of the Beville family since he was just nine weeks old, according to his obituary. He died April 27 after falling ill in February.

'There was never EVER a day that he didn't do something that would bring a smile to my face and even make me laugh out loud,' Beville wrote about his best friend.

Dexter Beville, a 7-year-old pug from Allentown, was remembered in his obituary as faithful, loyal, loving, and kind by Tim Beville Jr., the pastor who owned him

 Beville also posted photos from Dexter's funeral - which went viral on Facebook

The Beville family held a private cremation ceremony on Wednesday, and it was not immediately clear how many people and pups attended

Photos show Dexter was laid in a casket with his head resting on a blue toy before a cremation ceremony on Wednesday

 Photos from the funeral show a sign-in book for attendees looking to pay their respects

A photo shows a memorial blanket with Dexter's face during his funeral

The real life Dexter was beloved by his family and had a Facebook fan club with more than 800 members

Beville noted that Dexter loved to sing along to YouTube videos and would allegedly 'always sniff it before he would eat it' and loved cheese but would really go crazy over apple slices.

'He loved to play with blue toys more than any other color,' Beville wrote.

Dexter spent his days with Beville sitting in the desk chair of his office watching him work on the computer screen. 

'He loved to ride in the car, but hated the rain. He loved laying on top of the couch so he could look out the window and watch the guys across the street at the barber shop,' Beville wrote.

He said Dexter allegedly loved all dogs but 'didn't care for cats and really had issues with bees!'

'He knew when I was sad and he would just lay his head on my lap, and if only for a moment make it all go away,' Beville wrote.

Dexter started to get sick in February when he spent four days in the hospital. He never left Beville's side again until his death.

Tim Beville Jr., the pastor who owned Dexter, is pictured with his beloved dog

Dexter spent his days with Beville sitting in the desk chair of his office watching him work on the computer screen. He died after coming down with an illness in February

The beloved dog 'leaves so many behind to honor his memory' including his brother Mason Beville, his 'girl' Daisy Beville, and Devin - who Beville said was Dexter's 'favorite human' after himself. 

He also had a Facebook fan club with more than 800 members.

'He was preceded in death by his Mother and his four babies Lilly, Layla, Silas and Harvey Beville,' the obituary reads.

'We are heartbroken that he is gone, but so very thankful for the 7 years of laughter and joy that he brought to our lives. Run Free Dexter!!!'

The Beville family held a private cremation ceremony on Wednesday, and it was not immediately clear how many people and pups attended.

Beville also posted a video showing the program for Dexter's funeral - which went viral on Facebook with nearly 40,000 views. The back of the program includes a photo of Dexter and Beville staring into each others' eyes.

Photos from the funeral show a sign-in book for attendees looking to pay their respects.

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