Herman W. Dunn, 95, of Hampton, died Aug. 20, 2009, at Hillsboro Life Care in El Dorado.
Herman was born Dec. 2, 1913, in Hampton, a son of the late Watson H. and Mattie Waldrup Dunn. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 75 years, Juanita Blake Dunn; two sons, Gerald R. Dunn and Russell Dunn; a brother, Fred Dunn.
Herman was blessed with a great memory of people, dates, events and family history.
Many people sought him out to find out about their ancestors. He was a member of Faustina Methodist Church and a Mason. He worked on many jobs, including as a pipe fitter, certified welder, cotton farmer, boilermaker and in waterworks. He has worked in 44 of the 48 continental U.S. States.
Herman is survived by a son, Larry Dunn and his wife, Sharon, of Hampton; a daughter, Sandra Dunn Williams and her husband, Larry, of Greenbrier; daughter-in-law, Lil Dunn of Yuma, Ariz.; first cousin, Mattie Sue Speer of Fordyce; 11 grandchildren, Joyce Kruger (Gus) of Deer Park, Wash., Jayne Moore (Billie), Janice Davis (Larry), all of Chattaroy, Wash., Lisa Cox (Barry) of Shelbyville, Tenn., Eric Dunn (Brooke) of Shelbyville, Tenn., Blake Dunn (Kelly), Todd Dunn (Rae Ann), Laura Robertson (Malcolm), all of El Dorado, Donna James (Lynn), Holly Anderson (Howell), all of Greenbrier, Kristy Pruitt (Marty) of Little Rock; three step-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Benton Funeral Home in Hampton.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Faustina Methodist Church with the Rev. Buddy Hamner and the Rev. Barry Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Dunn Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Hampton.
Online guest book: www.bentonfuneralhome.com