Willie Dixon Dunning IV
1966 - 2021
BORN
1966
DIED
2021
Willie Dixon Dunning, IV

Willie Dixon Dunning, IV of Enterprise passed away peacefully Saturday January 16, 2021. He was 54.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Enterprise with Reverend Ben Bowden officiating. A private burial will follow at Meadowlawn Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home and Crematory of Enterprise directing. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 12:30 p.m. and continue until time of service. Facial masks and social distancing will be required to attend these events.

Will was born on October 6, 1966 in Mobile, AL. He was preceded in death by his mother, Janet Dunning. He was a 26-year military veteran, an avid outdoorsman, a believer in Christ and kept his family first.

Survivors include his father, Willie Dunning III of Mobile, AL; children, Michelle Day (Mark) of Tavares, FL, Patrick Dunning of Montgomery, AL, Madison Dunning of Enterprise, AL and Ryan Dunning of Enterprise, AL; fiancée, Rebekah Riley Morgan of Enterprise, AL; sister, Mary Dunning of Mobile, AL; and grandchildren, Elijah Day and Clayton Day.

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Published by Enterprise Ledger on Jan. 20, 2021.
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Jan
21
Funeral service
2:00p.m.
First Baptist Church of Enterprise
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Thank you all for the kind words on behalf of my father. He was a great man and not a day goes by we don't hear his voice. Grateful to be his son and hope to be half the man he is one day.
Patrick Dunning
Son
March 5, 2021
Willie (Chief Dunning),
We haven't seen each other for almost 20 years, 5th Bn, 101st Abn. You were eager to attend Warrant Officer school and soon enough you made a difference. Ironically, I had the pleasure of speaking with you about a year ago and a opportunity to catch up.

Rest In Peace Brother,

To the Dunning family, "We send our deepest condolences for your loss."

Cliff Roderiques,
CSM, USA (Retired)
Cliff Roderiques CSM (R)
Served In Military Together
January 23, 2021
Sorry for your lost. I know his father Willie. Lease past on my prays for all .
Barbara Lagreca
Friend
January 23, 2021
Fly High Brother
Jim Owens
Friend
January 22, 2021
I have known this precious boy since 1st Grade and if there is such a thing as fist grade love we were it. We lived in the same neihborhood growing up and our paths changed when we entered different highschool but I will always remmember this precious man as the sweet fun loving, good looking young little sweetheart that he was. I will never forget him. May his memory be blessed and his family be comforted with His Eternal Peace. Love to Mary also. Lovingly, Kirsten Gunter
Kirsten L. Gunter
January 21, 2021
See you at Fiddlers Green Willie D Air Assault!
Mac McCrory
January 20, 2021
He was a good man and I enjoyed our work friendship. He will be truly missed.
Ty Pruitt
Coworker
January 20, 2021
Our Airport (South AL Reg Airport / Andalusia - Opp) worked with Will on a regular basis. He was always very kind, professional and supportive. If he didn't know the answer to something, he worked to find it. We thought a lot of him and his ability to work with us. Our hearts are just broken learning of his passing. Prayers for him and his family during this time.
Jed Blackwell
January 20, 2021
ASRC Primus Solutions
January 20, 2021
I’ll miss you old friend. RIP.
Charley Jordan
January 20, 2021
I worked with Will for ten years. I really liked him and thought a lot of him. I am really sorry that he is gone and am praying for your family. I know he will be truly missed. I pray that you find peace.
Elaine
Coworker
January 19, 2021
Rest Easy My Brother
We Were Soldiers
Never Forget
One Love
NSDQ
Williams D
January 19, 2021
Our deepest and most sincere condolences to the Dunning family.
Marc and Marrilee Kruse.
Friend
January 19, 2021
Prayers to the family. Willie will be missed by many. I have known him for over 20 years. From being a dedicated father, a dedicated Warrant Officer in the Army, and through his dedication as a DA Civilian. You will be missed by many My Brother.
Rod Boroff
Friend
January 19, 2021
I have known Willie or "Will" as I have always called him ever since he came to Rucker. He was in a hunting club of mine for a while. Although I have not seen him in some time, I still call him friend. We have shared a lot of outdoor time together planting food plots and hunting. He got his truck stuck at the club one time while his wife was with him and had to walk to a farmers house to get him to pull him out with a tractor. He lost a flip flop in the process.He was great to be around. I will miss him. I'm just thankful to have known him. My deepest condolences to his family.
Tony Simon
Friend
January 19, 2021
I am a friend of Mary´s am saddened to hear about Dixon sounds like he was a great and cousin. My family and I grew up around Dixon Mills so just Mary I will meet Dixon one day.
Greg Russo
January 19, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dr. Eugene Minter, CW5(R)
Served In Military Together
January 19, 2021
My prayers go out to the family for comfort, strength, and peace during your time of mourning. I am extremely proud to have served with Will.
J. Shannon Lewis
January 19, 2021
Rebekah and family of Will, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for God's comfort for you all. Will was great to work with and he will be greatly missed. Respectfully, nadene abramo
Nadene abramo
Friend
January 19, 2021
My deepest condolences the family. I worked with Mr. Dunning for a few years at ACLC Fort Rucker. He was their when My Husband died with the rest of our Shop employees. We were all like a family. He will be greatly missed!
Carie Luzier
Coworker
January 19, 2021
I worked with Will for several years at Fort Rucker. I am so sorry for your loss, prayers for strength through this difficult time.
Brandy Howell
Coworker
January 19, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Will miss you dearly my friend.
Michael Elmore
Friend
January 19, 2021
I first met Willie about 30 years ago to the day that he passed. He was my first roommate in the Army, and we built a lasting friendship over the past three decades. We chased each around the country with assignments...from Germany, to Fort Campbell, and finally to Fort Rucker. We went through life‘s ups and downs together, but were always there for each other.
We watched our kids grow up together, and into the fine young men and women they are today.

He is truly my brother, and will be missed deeply.

Willie always challenged himself to be a better person. Whether it was as an Officer, a friend, or most importantly...a Father.

I will selfishly miss him, but I understand he didn’t lose this fight with this terrible disease. He won. Because he’s now with eternal peace with his Heavenly Father.
Brian Ozgowicz
Friend
January 19, 2021
Tab and Karen Burnett
January 18, 2021
We served together in Germany S.Troop, Allons to my brother,
1st Sergeant Harlie Clark
Served In Military Together
January 18, 2021
Jesse Masters
January 18, 2021
Will was a great man; full of life & so proud of his kids. We served together in Army at Ft Campbell and then again at Ft Rucker so I’ve known him for at least 15 years. We often talked about our families & how we wanted our kids to excel in life. All who knew him will say he was a Godly man of character.

Rest In Peace Brother; until we meet again in the Kingdom of heaven. Just wish we had more time together to do some more huntin’ & fishin’ here on earth. If you have any influence up there on things here on earth; how about you help me catch some of the largest fish in Lake Eufaula the next few years.

Miss you my friend.
Jay Sallila
Friend
January 18, 2021