Gary Dunn


Gary Julian Dunn, 71, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Hospice Care Center of Chattanooga.

He was preceded in death by his loving daughter, Misty Michelle; brother, Paul Edward Dunn; and parents, Vater and Sally Kerr Dunn.

Gary had started working at the age of 13 at Ed’s Processing Company and at Tip Top Food Town as a butcher. He was working as a meat cutter at Food Maxx in 1995, when he had a massive stroke coming full circle in his career.

Before his stroke he had worked at several places, but was most proud of working at the Cleveland Police Department. He was a member of Cleveland’s first Swat Team, and at times was a motorcycle policeman. He left the force in 1984 as a sergeant.

He was proud to be a member of Elkmont Baptist Church, and loved his pastor and his wife, Johnny and Shirley Hood. Gary was also a member of the Cleveland Masonic Lodge  No. 134 F&AM.

He leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Jimmie Frady Dunn; sister, Melody Dockery; along with several cousins and nephews.

The funeral  will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory, with the Rev. Johnny Hood officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Immediately following the visitation, a Masonic service will be held. All family and friends are invited to attend.

The family  expressed their appreciation to their neighbors, Larry, Diane, and Travis Farris for all their compassion and for their help that was given.

The family also  thanks Hospice Care Center of Chattanooga, Encompass Health Home Care, At Home Primary Care, and Eagle Home Care for their care and compassion. Our journey was made easier with all the help and prayers from our Elkmont Baptist Church family.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Dunn family guestbook at


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