James Buford Dunn Jr.

March 29, 1936July 13, 2021

James Buford Dunn, Jr. (Jim) age 85 of Stuart, Florida passed away on July 13, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents Evelyn and James “Red” Dunn. He leaves behind his only child, Lauren Dunn who lives in Hawaii with her mother, Loretta. He will also be missed by his longtime friend Dorothy Miller, his cousin Phil Dunn and many friends from the marine industry, golf course and those he met throughout his lifetime.

Jim was a graduate of the University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill. He went on to have a successful business and career in the marine industry.

He owned JB Dunn Company which represented manufacturers of products for the marine industry. Jim served as President of the NMRA from 1986-1988. He was the recipient of the Mel Barr and the Old Pro Awards from NMRA.

During his long career Jim lived in Boca Raton, Florida and was a member of the Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club where he served on the Board of Directors and as President.

Jim retired and sold the company in 2000 to one of his longtime employees.

Jim was a member the Mariner Sands Country Club where he lived in Stuart, Florida and a member of Grandfather Mountain Country Club in North Carolina where he had a home and enjoyed his summers playing golf with many of his friends.

Friends will celebrate Jim’s life at a mass at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church in Hobe Sound, Florida on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Jim’s favorite charities:

College of the Ozarks

Crossnore School

Catholic Relief Services

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Kenan-Flagler Business School Foundation


5 August

Funeral Mass for James Buford Dunn, Jr.

10:00 am

St Christopher Catholic Church

12001 SE Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, Florida 34997


James Buford Dunn Jr.

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