Allen L. “Sonny” Dunn November 25, 1931 ~ October 2, 2012

Allen L. “Sonny” Dunn a lifetime resident of Fayetteville passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Born November 25, 1931 the eldest son of Roy and Louise Dunn.

He graduated from University High School and then attended the University of Arkansas in 1949 prior to joining the Arkansas National Guard for active duty in Korea.  Upon returning from Korea, he married his best friend Mary Lou Pearce, August 1952.  He remained a member of the National Guard and was employed as a Personnel Technician until his retirement in December 1986, after 37 years and 5 months service.

Survivors are his wife, Mary Lou Dunn to whom he was married for 60 years; 1~son, Allen Duane Dunn, 1~daughter, Sherry Ann, grandson, Joshua Scott Dunn, all of Fayetteville. 1~  brother, Burnie Joe Dunn of Springdale.

Funeral Services will be at 11:30 A.M. Friday, October 5, 2012 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Dr. H.D. McCarty officiating. Burial will be 1:00 P.M. in the Fayetteville National Cemetery.

Visitation will be  5~7 P.M. Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks P.O. Box 10407 Fayetteville, AR  72203,  Fayetteville National 700 Goverment Street Fayetteville, AR  72701 or American Cancer Society.

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    Name » 03. Oct, 2012

    Sonny is now in a better place and pain free. Prayers coming your way. Love, Beverley Swaim

    Name » 03. Oct, 2012

    Dear Lou & family; You and Sonny were always two of our favorites with the 936th. Sonny was instrumental in making the reunions successful. You and Sonny were married the same day Margie and I were. I am truly sorry that we cannot be with you for the funeral. I am caregiver now for Margie and I was diagnosed with wet macular degenersation last week so I cannot drive right now. With our love, Dick & Margie Homard.

    Name » 04. Oct, 2012

    Thinking of you,
    Praying for you,
    Grieving with you,
    and remembering
    a life well-lived.

    Mary Ellen and Ross Allen

    Paula Belt Vance and Family » 04. Oct, 2012

    Sherry, I am so sorry. Prayers for your family. Love, Paula

    Leroy & Travis Moody » 04. Oct, 2012

    We are very sorry to hear about Mr. Dunn. Please know we are thinking of you during this difficult time.

    Tom Magness » 04. Oct, 2012

    Lou and Family, CSM Sonny Dunn was not only one of my very best friends, he was my mentor – the man who could answer all questions and give common sense advice and directions. I think the quality I admired most was his love and devotion to you, Lou, and to his family.
    He was a true role model and will always be in my thoughts.
    May God bless all of you.

    Tom Magness

    James W (Jim) Murphy » 08. Oct, 2012

    Sorry to hear the loss of a good friend!

    Dianna Thompson » 23. Feb, 2013

    Sherry and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my prayers. If there is anything that I can do, let me know.

    Nancy Allen » 06. Jun, 2013

    I just learned of Allen’s passing. He was a fine man.