Kenneth Robert Dunn, 82, of Monticello, died on October 14, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Little Rock surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on March 3, 1937 in Wichita, Kansas to the late Jay Harold and Edna May Barnett Dunn.
Mr. Dunn married Regina Ann Hadley on December 27, 1963. They resided in Searcy and Memphis, Tennessee before settling in Monticello in 1977.
Mr. Dunn served honorably in the US Navy for three years. He was a graduate of Harding University and obtained his MBA from Memphis State. After becoming a Certified Public Accountant, he owned his own business and ultimately spent more than 18 years with the Potlatch Corp. in Warren. He loved Harding and served as alumni president and on the President’s Council for many years. He also loved his church family at the Monticello Church of Christ where he was a member for 42 years and served as an elder more than six years.
Mr. Dunn was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He would attend and support as many activities and sporting events of his daughters and grandchildren as possible, often traveling many miles and cheering louder than anyone else.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Beverly Smith, and one brother, Charles Dunn.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Regina, of Monticello; his daughters, Bonnie Hinrichs and husband Steve of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Kerry Phillis and husband Peter of Mansfield, Texas; and four grandchildren who were the lights of his world, Alex Hinrichs, Luke Phillis, Ashley Hinrichs and Chloe Phillis.
The family would like to express their gratitude for the wonderful care Arkansas Baptist Medical Center and Hospice services provided to Ken during his stay and to Bradley County Home Health for the support provided over the last year.
Visitation will be held Friday, October 18, from from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Home in Monticello. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 19, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Monticello Church of Christ Building Fund, P.O. Box 485, Monticello, AR 71655, or the charity of the donor’s choice.