Alton "Bearcat" Dunn

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  • "RIP Alton,My thoughts and prayers go to your family.God..."
    - Bobbie Jordan
  • "We love you, dad!"
    - Jill &Doug Dunn
  • "A man with heart and soul - rest easy Alton....knowing you..."
    - Bahiyyah
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The catfish in Trinity River rested a bit easier Tuesday night April 2, knowing Alton had set his last trotline. Alton was a devoted grandfather, beloved father, brother, uncle, friend and fisherman. Alton will be remembered for his humor, talent, and his love of Trinity River and the many special fishing trips he shared with family and friends.

The son of Leeman Bradford Dunn and Janie Tomlinson Dunn, he was born June 28, 1951 in Houston, Texas. Alton gave up fishing for four years to serve in the United States Marine Corps that included a tour in Vietnam. He was only the second marine to be selected as Distinguished Graduate at the United States Army Infantry School and awarded the coveted Iron Mike on completion of the Airborne Course #20 class of 570 paratroopers in 1972.

He loved fishing and gardening, but spent his happiest year caring for his two grandchildren Aiden Bradford Dunn and Abbey Grace Dunn. PawPaw had already staked out a crawfish hole to teach Aiden the finer points of landing the big one. Alton is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Jill Dunn; sister, Joy Stowe; brother, Homer and wife Cheryl Dunn. He was also blessed to have caring, devoted and loving nieces and nephew Pam Banks and husband Fred, Judy McKnight and husband Claude, Lee (Bubba) Blackwell and wife Lori, Gale Nelezen, and Elvin Stowe as well as many greatnieces and nephews. Alton was very thankful for having Dean and Vicki Pennington and Willie Mae Bingham share his life. Dear friends who held a special place in his heart were Barney Alexander, Doug Schultz and Kelly Hoffman.

Family and friends are invited to a CELEBRATION of Alton's life to be held on April 20th at the home of Lee (Bubba) and Lori Blackwell. The celebration will begin with a 21 gun salute at noon and a bar-b-que and dance to follow.

To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die.


Published on from Apr. 8 to Apr. 21, 2013
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