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Johnny Dunn

1933 - 2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Johnny Dunn passed away Tuesday, April 30, in Prescott, AZ.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, at Dutton Funeral Home Chapel with a visitation prior to the service.

Interment will be at Highland Cemetery.

He was born on Feb. 19, 1933, in rural Wichita County, to John T. and Beatrice (Cathey) Dunn. Growing up he enjoyed hunting, fishing, racing cars, track and his school friends in Iowa Park.

He served in the Army during the Korean War, stationed at Misawa Air Base in Misawa, Japan. Upon discharge he was hired by Western Electric and spent the next 22 years in Missile Defense for Bell Laboratories, first working at White Sands Missile Range, NM as Range Coordinator and Flight Safety Liaison. It was at White Sands that Johnny met President Kennedy. He then went to Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, earning his pilot’s license during his time there. In 1975, Johnny transferred to Bell Laboratories in Naperville, IL., to work in telephone research and development. His last assignment was as Liaison to British Telecom in London, England. After his 1989 retirement he kept busy with his vegetable garden and being a Fox Valley Literacy Volunteer Tutor. He and his wife, LuAnn left St. Charles, IL in 2005 and moved to Prescott, AZ. He was two-time member of the Sons of the American Revolution.

The family suggest memorials be made to Stepping Stones Agencies, 6719 E. 2nd St. Suite A, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.