It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Victor Dunn. Victor Dean Dunn of Herrin, Illinois transitioned from this life into eternity on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 8:55 am at the Herrin Hospital with loved ones by his side. Victor was born December 6, 1937, in Johnson County to Francis Dunn and Lorene (Stout) Dunn. He attended Johnson County schools and two years at SIUC. Victor proudly served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1963. He worked for the Olin Corporation and retired after 41 1⁄2 years of service from Primex in April of 2000. Vic loved the time in his life when he raised pigs on his farm in Goreville. He mostly enjoyed spending time with family and drinking coffee while solving the world’s problems at Burger Nook or McDonalds with his buddies. Vic was a tender-hearted man full of love and wisdom; wisdom that came in the form of jokes, poems, and funny one-liners.
He is survived by ex-wife Betty Dunn of Marion, Illinois, stepson Rusty Chamness (Lori) of West Frankfort, Illinois, step grandson Russell Chamness, Jr. of West Frankfort, Illinois. Brother-in-law John Hatchett of Arizona. Sister-in-lawn Frankie Lynn (Terry) of Marion, Illinois. Niece Kera Robinette (Aaron) and Nephew Trevor Lynn (Kailey) of Marion, Illinois. Great nieces and nephews Amree and Maddox Robinette, Tucker and Jordyn Lynn. Sister-in-law Shirley Blades of Johnston City, Illinois, niece Robin Beers of Johnston City, Illinois, great nephews Scott and Stephen Beers. Cousins James Dunn (Mary), Wayne Dunn, Myrtle Kelly, Naomi Edwards, Catherine Gordon, Fern Coonce and Edwin Stout.
Victor will join in eternity his parents Francis and Lorene Dunn, brother Jackie Lee Dunn and sister Sharon Sue Hatchett. Uncles Virgil Dunn (Lora), Frank Stout, Gale Stout, James Stout, and Willie Stout. Aunts Esther Gunn, Fairiee Adams, Annie Hill, and Lillian Stewart. Cousins Joe Adams, Norvell Dunn, Raymond Stout, Bill Dunn, Jim Hill, Lodema Meece and Phyllis Perry.
Visitation will be held Friday, February 25, 2022 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 25, 2022, 1:00 PM at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville with Pastor David Dyer officiating. Burial will follow at Busby Cemetery in Goreville with military honors presented by Marion's VFW Post 1301, American Legion Post 147 and National Guard Detail Unit.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lone Oak Baptist Church.