DENISON - Tommy Larry "Tom" Dunn, 74, entered into eternal life Thursday, September 5, 2013 with his family by his side. Mr. Dunn was born March 22, 1939 in Bonham, Texas the son of Henry and Iva (Weeks) Dunn.
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He served his country proudly in the U. S. Army and had the privilege of serving as a Lieutenant Colonel's aid in the Korean DMZ as a peacekeeper. Tom retired as a conductor from the Burlington Northern Railroad after over 20 years of employment.
He married the love of his life, Linda Allen March 30, 1986 in Denison, and for many years they enjoyed trail rides, camping, cruising and dancing together. Tom loved to play poker with his family and friends, and he was always willing to "raise you a quarter". He was a country music purist and to him the classics were the only songs worth listening to. Like his music he loved the old westerns and military movies. Tom had a special relationship with his family, and he will always be held closely in their hearts.
Mr. Dunn is survived by his beloved family, wife, of 27 years, Linda Dunn of Denison; daughter, Dee Dee Dunn Kay, and husband, Luke of Little Elm; grandchildren, Landon Robinson, Taylor Kay, Will Kelley, Madison Kay and London Kay; brother, Danny Dunn and wife, Julie of Rockdale; step-children, Debbie and Darryl Sparks, Julie and Lee Elkins, Johnny and Candy Allen, Robert and Stacy Allen, Denean and Scott Brassfield; 22 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Willion Dean McGuire and Vivian Dunn, and two brothers, Charles Dunn and Henry (Curly) Dunn.
A Memorial Service will held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church with The Very Rev. Donald Perschall officiating. Private family inurnment with Military Honors will be held at Moores Chapel Cemetery in Bonham, Texas.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made in his name to Moores Chapel Cemetery, 5760 S. FM 271, Bonham, TX 75418.
Condolences may be registered online at www.fisherfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home, located at 604 W. Main in Denison.
Published in The Herald Democrat from Sept. 8 to Sept. 9, 2013