Tommy Dunn a proud veteran of the United States Army and beloved husband, father, and grandfather, and former resident of Poteau, Oklahoma left this life on earth and began his new life with his Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday June 21, 2020 at the age of 76 years 7 months and 19 days. He was born in Wynnewood, Oklahoma to Detmer Dunn and Elva (Deen) Dunn on Tuesday November 2, 1943. Tommy married his sweetheart LaDonna Benefield in Ft. Smith Arkansas on February 17, 1979.
A celebration of Tommy’s life will be at 2:00 PM Thursday June 25th at the Holmes~Coffey~Murray Chapel with Donald Benefield officiating.
Tommy was a man who enjoyed making people laugh. He loved his family and country serving in the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict while stationed in South Korea. Tommy was civic minded and was a member of the Lions Club. He was an engineer for the telephone company and a substitute teacher for many years. Tommy was a bivocational pastor for 20 years and loved every minute of it and felt it was an honor to serve the Lord. He had a passion for sports that led him to officiating basketball and softball. Tommy loved watching his cherished grandchildren play sports.
Mr. Dunn is survived by his beloved wife, LaDonna of the home, children, Amber Hester and husband Marcus of Claremore, Oklahoma, and Ashley Hampton and husband Scott of Calera, Oklahoma, grandchildren, Caden and Connor Hester of Claremore, Oklahoma, and Rylie and Preslee Hampton of Calera, Oklahoma, sister, Marilyn Steele and husband Phil of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, uncle, Buster and Betty Dunn of Cleburne, Texas, aunt, JoAnn Lambert of Amarillo, Texas, and also survived by many special nieces , nephews, family, and friends.
Mr. Dunn was preceded in death by his parents, Detmer and Elva Dunn, sister, Carolyn McComber, brother in law, Mike McComber, and niece, Denise Forrer.
Services are under the direction of Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma www.holmescoffeymurray.com
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