Richard Mark Dunn

October 26, 1956June 16, 2012

Richard “Mark” Dunn Passed away from this life on June 16, 2012 in Stilwell, OK at the age of 55 years. He was born October 26, 1956 in Okmulgee, OK the son of Wesley and Joan (Sunny) Dunn. Mark grew up in the Nuyaka area where he attended school and later graduated from the Sequoyah High School in 1975. Mark enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Field Artillery Unit. He continued to re-enlist, until he was honorably discharged as a Staff Sargent/Gunnery Sargent. His tour of duty stations included Fort Sill in Lawton, OK, California, and Germany. Mark received many awards and achievements during his career in the military. After retiring from the Army Mark resided in Tahlequah with his family. Mark worked for the Cherokee Nation and was currently employed with Schwans Foods in Stilwell, OK for 9 years. Mark was a loving father, brother, and uncle. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and loved going fishing, camping and going to Sequoyah basketball, football games. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Wesley Dunn Jr., and Johnny Lee Dunn, one sister Mary Ann, 2 Nephews, John Haney, and Thomas Jr., and one grandson Dayton Dunn. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Dora Smith-Drywater of the home, one daughter Nakayla of the home, three sons, Mark Dunn of Tahlequah, Edwin Dunn and his wife Dacia of Tahlequah, and Timothy Dunn and His wife Deana of Tahlequah, three brothers, Thomas Dunn and his wife Mary of Okmulgee, George Dunn and his wife Barbara of Morris, and Otis Dunn of Muskogee, two sisters, Kathy Haney and husband Willie of Morris, and Josephine and husband Stacy of Muskogee, his mother –in-law Leola Girdner of Welling, and three special ladies in his life Eliza Sanders, Elsie Pritchett and Regina Tidwell, and 9 grandchildren as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and loved ones.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Richard Mark Dunn

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Calvin White

July 12, 2013

Mark was a happy go lucky kind of guy....Mark was a comical sorry for your condolences to the family and many friends he has...

Rosanna Locust

June 30, 2012

Dora, i'm very sorry for your loss. Mark was a great person to know. My love and prayers are with you and your family. RIP Mark, Rose Locust

June 20, 2012

Dora my prayers are with you and your family. Mark was more than a friend he was like my brother and memories of our time together will always bring a smile to my face.

Tim Sampson (Portland, Or.)

James Ballard

June 20, 2012

It was an honor to meet and work with Richard. I will miss the little chats and laughs we use to have. May God comfort you and your family.
James and Marlene Ballard

retta yahola- fields

June 20, 2012

Dora I am so sorry for your loss and may god comfort you in your time of sorrow and my prayers are with you and your family

Janita Huffman

June 20, 2012

Dora we are sorry to hear about your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you and your family in this time of need. God Bless.
Janita Fields-Huffman & Everrett Huffman and Kids

Janita Fields-Huffman

June 20, 2012

Dora Dunn Family we are so sorry to hear about your loss. We will keep you in thoughts and prayers. May GOD comfort you and your family through this difficult time. Janita Fields-Huffman & Everrett Huffman and Family

June 20, 2012

We are thinking of in our prayers. So sorry! Let me know if theres anything you need. Love You. Linda Waterdown and Family

JoAnn Teehee

June 20, 2012

Dora, I was shocked to hear about Mark. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time.

Carolyn Dunn

June 20, 2012

Dora and family, you are all in our hearts and prayers. So sorry to hear of Richards passing, he was always friendly and respectful. Carolyn Dunn & Family