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Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Home

501 W Gaines St, Lawrenceburg, TN

OBITUARY

William Michael "Mickey" Dunn

March 11, 1952January 26, 2020

William Michael “Mickey” Dunn, age 67 of Lawrenceburg TN, passed away Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at his residence in Lawrenceburg, TN. He was a beloved member of the Lawrence County School System, which he had been a part of for 44 years. Mickey Dunn was a former member of TSSAA Board of Control from 1995-2004, Former Lawrence County Boys Head Basketball Coach from 1985-1990, former Athletic Director from 1982-1990, and a former Principal of Lawrence County High School from 1991-2007 where he founded “Beach Week” and the Centennial Scholarship. He co-founded the Friend to Friend Mentoring Program. He was the #1 Wildcat Fan and was known by students and friends as “Daddy Mick”. He was awarded the Distinguished Retired Educator Award in 2019 given by the Lawrence County Board of Education and inducted into the TSSAA Hall of Fame in 2003. He was a representative for Mac Brown Photography’s secondary school division. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Russell Graham Dunn and Sara Holt Dunn; Father-in-law, Jimmy Walker.

He is survived by his Wife, Kathy Dunn;Mother-in-law, Cleo Walker; Sons, Drew Dugger, Dustin Dugger; Daughter, Mandy McClaren (Eric); Sister, Mary Virginia Dunn, Jan Dunn(Joe Pass); Grandchildren, Abany Dugger, Hallie Dugger, Weston Hagen, AnnaLee, Tallan, and Grayson McClaren; Nephews, Mike Dunn (Kim), David Pass (Jenny), Drew Pass; Great Nephews, Carson Dunn, Ryan Dunn, Steven Pass; Great Niece, Charlotte Pass. He is also survived by Current Lawrence County High School Boy’s Head Basketball Coach, Shaen Clark, Current Lawrence County High School Principal, Michael Adkins and the entire Wildcat Family.

The Funeral Services for Mickey Dunn will be a private family event. Family asked for the many friends who wish to pay their respects to come to the Celebration of Life Service, Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ralph Benson Memorial Gymnasium.

Mr. Dunn impacted many young men and women during his 40 plus years as an educator, principal, coach, central office worker, Friend to Friend Coordinator, and friend. Our celebration will be an informal event remembering the wit, wisdom, humor, and legacy of a remarkable man.

In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Contributions may be sent to The Mickey Dunn Scholarship, the American Diabetes Association, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, all of which may be taken through Lawrence County High School.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 1, 2020

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Niba Daniels

January 28, 2020

The first year that Mickey taught school was my seventh grade year, where he taught my history class. He was my basketball for my 7th and 8tg grade years, which would have been 1974-1975 and 1975-1976. He was a very close friend of the Daniels family. He was a friend of mine as an adult and one of the best men I've ever known. He meant the world to me! RIP Mickey, I now have another awesome angel up there to watch over me. Many thoughts and prayers to all the family!💙🙏🙏

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Biography

William Michael “Mickey” Dunn, age 67 of Lawrenceburg TN, passed away Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at his residence in Lawrenceburg, TN. He was a beloved member of the Lawrence County School System, which he had been a part of for 44 years. Mickey Dunn was a former member of TSSAA Board of Control from 1995-2004, Former Lawrence County Boys Head Basketball Coach from 1985-1990, former Athletic Director from 1982-1990, and a former Principal of Lawrence County High School from 1991-2007 where he founded “Beach Week” and the Centennial Scholarship. He co-founded the Friend to Friend Mentoring Program. He was the #1 Wildcat Fan and was known by students and friends as “Daddy Mick”. He was awarded the Distinguished Retired Educator Award given by the Lawrence County Board of Education and inducted into the TSSAA Hall of Fame in 2003. He was a representative for Mac Brown Photography’s secondary school division. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Russell Graham Dunn and Sara Holt Dunn; Father-in-law, Jimmy Walker.

He is survived by his Wife, Kathy Dunn;Mother-in-law, Cleo Walker; Sons, Drew Dugger, Dustin Dugger; Daughter, Mandy McClaren (Eric); Sister, Mary Virginia Dunn, Jan Dunn(Joe Pass); Grandchildren, Abany Dugger, Hallie Dugger, Weston Hagen, AnnaLee, Tallan, and Grayson McClaren; Nephews, Mike Dunn (Kim), David Pass (Jenny), Drew Pass; Great Nephews, Carson Dunn, Ryan Dunn, Steven Pass; Great Niece, Charlotte Pass. He is also survived by Current Lawrence County High School Boy’s Head Basketball Coach, Shaen Clark, Current Lawrence County High School Principal, Michael Adkins and the entire Wildcat Family.

The Funeral Services for Mickey Dunn will be a private family event. Family asked for the many friends who wish to pay their respects, everyone is invited to a Celebration of Life Service, Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ralph Benson Memorial Gymnasium.

Mr. Dunn impacted many young men and women during his 40 plus years as an educator, principal, coach, central office worker, Friend to Friend Coordinator, and friend. Our celebration will be an informal event remembering the wit, wisdom, humor, and legacy of a remarkable man.

In Lieu of Flowers and Memorial Contributions may be sent to The Mickey Dunn Scholarship, the American Diabetes Association, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, all of which may be taken through Lawrence County High School.