Eddie Gaylon Dunn Sr.
September 11, 1938 – January 16, 2020
Eddie Gaylon Dunn, Sr.
Eddie was born in Gallatin, Texas, on September 11, 1938, and went to be with the Lord on January 16, 2020, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Eddie was a consummate athlete, sportsman and adventurer.
A talented fullback and punter during his time at Fair Park High School and Tulane University, he later signed with the Dallas Cowboys. He had a passion for airplanes and cars, and was perhaps most at home in the cockpit of a plane or behind the wheel of a favorite sports car. His affinity for hunting and fishing took him across the globe.
Eddie was CEO of Premetco International, a worldwide aluminum jacketing manufacturer and distributor. Later in life, he studied Neuro Linguistics at UC Santa Cruz and enjoyed helping others with these skills.
His life was centered around his family and his beloved church home, University Church of Christ, where he served for decades as an elder and Sunday school teacher.
Eddie was predeceased by his parents, Victor and Edna Marie Fuller Dunn. He is survived by the love of his life-- his devoted wife of 61 years and high school sweetheart, LaJuan Powell Dunn, his daughter Lisa Dunn Folsom and husband, Robert, of Shreveport, his son Eddie G. Dunn, Jr. and wife, Michelle, of New Orleans, and his grandchildren, Catherine Claire and Elizabeth Grace Folsom.
Eddie is also survived by his uncle, Dan Fuller and wife, Melrose, of Tyler, Texas, and their children, Jeff Fuller and Stephanie Fuller Hart and their families.
Visitation will be Monday, January 20, from 10-11:30 a.m. at University Church of Christ, 2045 E. 70th St., Shreveport, LA, followed by a service to celebrate Eddie’s life. Minister Jerry Hodge will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Brad Armstrong, Ronnie Bamburg, Jeff Fuller, Danny Leach, David Lindsay, and David Parker. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Davis, Glenn Robbins, Wayne Simmons, Raymond Wickard, and Howard Worrell.
The family would like to thank the entire staff of Garden Park for their exceptional kindness and care.
Eddie was in many ways larger than life. His passing will leave a hole in our hearts and lives until we meet again.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Berean Children’s Home at P.O. Box 1009, Brookhaven, MS 39601, or University Church of Christ, or the charity of your choice.
“By prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-8)
- LaJuan Powell Dunn, Wife of 61 years
- Lisa Dunn Folsom (Robert), Daughter
- Eddie G. Dunn Jr. (Michelle), Son
- Catherine Claire Folsom, Grandchild
- Elizabeth Grace Folsom, Grandchild
- Dan Fuller (Melrose), Uncle
- Jeff Fuller and family, Nephew
- Stephanie Fuller Hart and family, Niece
- Victor Dunn, Father (deceased)
- Edna Marie Fuller Dunn, Mother (deceased)
- Brad Armstrong
- Ronnie Bamburg
- Jeff Fuller
- Danny Leach
- David Lindsay
- David Parker
- Roy Davis, Honorary
- Glenn Robbins, Honorary
- Wayne Simmons, Honorary
- Raymond Wickard, Honorary
- Howard Worrell, Honorary
- Visitation Monday, January 20, 2020
- Celebration of Life Monday, January 20, 2020
Eddie Gaylon Dunn Sr.
January 19, 2020
I met Eddie his Freshman year (1957) at Tulane. We were in the same suite and on football scholarships, he as a fullback and me as a lineman. He was bigger then life ,both on the football field and in the real world. He had a large presence and personality and couldn’t be ignored when he walked into the room. I have thought of him often over the years. He introduced us to Lacosta Resort in Carlsbad California where we went with he and Lajuan to play tennis, and 50 years later we still go there every year.
May he Rest In Peace.