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Obituary for Ray Dunn

August 19, 1938 - April 16, 2019
Murray, Kentucky | Age 80


Ray L. Dunn, age 80 of Murray, Kentucky, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Mr. Dunn was born to the late Rudy Lilton Dunn and Louise Ray Dunn Grogan on August 19, 1938. He spent many years as an educator serving as a teacher and principal in the Lyon County School System and as the principal at Southwest Elementary school from 1979-1990. He also spent time working at Murray State University as Director of Regional Services and was the director of the Area Health Education Centers in Paducah, Kentucky for 10 years. He served on the board of the Purchase Area Development District and was an elder at the Glendale Road Church of Christ. He loved to work in his garden and for several years he spent his summers in a 3 acre "truck patch" growing corn and purple hull peas. He was genuinely interested in others and loved to hear about them. His primary love was his wife, kids and grandkids. In addition to his parents, Mr. Dunn was preceded in death by a sister, Martha McDonald Feltman, known as Kiki to her family, her husband, Harry Lang McDonald and his mother-in-law, Myra Moore Crabtree.
He is survived by his loving wife, Judith Gail Dunn, to whom he was married for 58 years. Also surviving are two daughters, Amanda Childress (Ron) of Fayetteville, Georgia, Emily VanCuren of Logansport, Indiana, and his son, Ray L. Dunn, Jr., also known as Raybo, (Maria) of Jackson, Tennessee. Surviving grandchildren are Ashley Childress and William Childress of Atlanta, Georgia, Caitlin Yates and her husband Philip of San Francisco, California, Andrea VanCuren and Halle VanCuren of Logansport, Indiana, Libby Nelson and husband Chandler of Cabot, Arkansas, Rachel VanCuren of Memphis, Tennessee, and Cooper and Olivia Dunn of Jackson, Tennessee.
His visitation will be held at JH Churchill Funeral Home on Saturday, April 20, 2019, from 11 am to 3:30 pm. The funeral service will be at the Glendale Road Church of Christ at 4pm. John Dale and Garry Evans will officiate. He will be laid to rest in the Green Plains Cemetery, close to his home on Tobacco Road.
Expressions of sympathy can take the form of a donation to the Green Plains Cemetery Fund at, 3911 Murray Paris Road, Hazel, Kentucky, 42049.
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The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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