John H. Dunn, Jr.

06/13/1934 –


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  • Funeral Service
Date: 05/09/2020
Time: 2:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
  • Visitation
Date: 05/09/2020
Time: 3:00 pm
 – 5:00 pm
  • Cremation Service


The Angels rejoiced as you entered Heaven’s gates. John H. Dunn, Jr., better known as Junior, passed away peacefully the evening of Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Midland, TX. Junior lived the majority of his time in Perryton, TX, before moving to Lubbock, TX. In 2017, Junior made the decision to move to Midland, TX to be closer to both of his daughters. This is where he met his companion, Jean. How many times in a life does the same man meet the two loves of his life, both named Jean? Junior was born in Crowell, TX, to Howard and Zada Dunn on June 13, 1934. He was 85 years old.

He married the love of his life on June 14, 1953, in Sunray, Texas.

Junior worked for North Plains, Texas Oil and Gas, Marathon Oil, and Continental Resources. Junior was a man of many passions, including his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, fishing, spending time on the lake, missionary work, deacon accomplishments, and anything outdoor-related. His son’s ranch, Double D Ranch, located in Watervalley, TX, was a place Junior thoroughly enjoyed visiting. Junior took a heavy role in building the ranch house. At the ranch, he would play washers against anyone willing to play the game; he would drive the tractor and plow and plant the fields, cook for the hunters, and guide the hunters. He was always cracking jokes and making people laugh.

Junior is lovingly remembered by his companion, Jean; children Denise Taylor and her husband, Bill; Kayla McMillan and her husband, Lee; Kevin Dunn and his wife, Tina. Pepa is forever remembered by his grandchildren Melissa Curry Brown and husband, Mike; Sean Curry and wife, Nikki; RJ Dunn and fiance, Alyssa; Abby Dunn Jones and husband, Dustin; and Shelby McMillan. His great-grandchildren include Colton and Madison Brown, Holly and Hannah Curry, and Quinn and Maggie Jones. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Donna Dunn.

Junior was predeceased by his wife, Jean; parents, Howard and Zada; son, Kelly Dunn; siblings, Bob, Clay, and Edna; and son-in-law, Alan Ray Curry.  A celebration of life will be held for the family at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, at The Lake Ridge Chapel in Lubbock and visitation for friends following from 3:00-5:00 p.m.


In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the First Baptist Church, Perryton, TX, or American Cancer Society.



Celebration of Life


9 thoughts on “John H. Dunn, Jr.”

  1. I enjoyed my visits with Jr at the DD Ranch. It was obvious that he knew the value of hard work and the value of having a good time! I know he will be greatly missed but fondly remembered. The Dunn Family is in my thoughts and prsyers.

  2. The celebration of life video was beautiful. I will miss Uncle Jr. greatly. I have so many wonderful memories growing up with this family.

  3. Ginger Wilson

    Kayla and family, my heart aches for you and I’m praying for you to feel the peace that passes all understanding from our Heavenly Father. Many hugs to you all.

  4. Jennifer Baker

    What a beautiful tribute, the pictures tell it all.
    Kevin , Tina, RJ, Abby, Dustin, Quinn, Maggie and Alyssa, you are all in our thoughts and prayers!
    Love Always,
    Ken & Jen❤️

  5. Kevin, Tina and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We wish you all peace and will keep you in our prayers and thoughts.
    With Love, Lisa and Jim

  6. Thank you Junior for all the wonderful memories. Our families were so blessed with love for each other and enjoying our times together. What a wonderful home going Junior is having in his forever home.I love all of you and will be with you in spirit and prayer. “But because I have done what is right, I will see You. When I awake, I will be fully satisfied, for I will see You face to face.”
    Psalm 17:15

  7. Brett and Shaye Johnson

    Kevin and family – we are so sorry for your loss. We pray you find comfort and peace during this time and know that we are praying for God to wrap His arms around you and comfort you in the days ahead.

  8. I’ll never forget Pepa and his stories at the ranch. RJ and I had some many great memories as kids growing up out there with Pepa. We’ll never forget and always be able to pass those memories and stories down to our kids and their kids! God gained a good one!

  9. Thank you, Uncle Junior. Thank you for the stories you shared while we were camping at Coon’s Place with Dad. Thank you for showing me how to wear a life jacket when we were on your boat. Thank you for telling me not to smoke cigarettes when I said that I liked the way your car smelled. These are the memories I have of you, and they will stay with me until I get to see you again. I love you.

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