The Rev. Bud Dunn

The Rev. Bud Dunn, 79, formerly of Walker County, went to be with the Lord Dec. 19, 2016, at Northwood Deaconess Nursing Home in Northwood, N.D. A funeral will be held at Goodsprings Full Gospel Church on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, with visitation at 11 a.m. and service at noon. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery. Dunn attended Tutwiler School and graduated from Walker High School, Walker College, and Miracle Valley Bible College (Ariz). He received a Bachelors and a Masters degrees from Northern Arizona University. He was a member of several honor societies, professional teaching associations, ministerial alliances, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Ordained as a minister and a Bishop in the Full Gospel Churches of God, Bud pastored churches in Alabama, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. He also taught business classes in high schools and the Old Testament in Bible colleges in Arizona and Texas. After retirement, he lived in Goodsprings, then in Texas near his son’s family. In 2012, he moved to North Dakota to live near his daughter’s family. He was a warm and generous man who loved God and loved people. He numbered among his students and friends, people from all races and walks of life from all over the world.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca; his parents, Prince and Nevie Dunn; six brothers; two sisters; and his granddaughter, Bethany Dunn. He will be sorely missed by his daughter, Deborah Shelton (Dr. Joe) and Rebecca, Grace, Rose, Daniel, David, Anna and Olivia; his son, Timothy Dunn and Stephen and Theresa Pell Dunn; his sisters, Polly Rainey and Rachael Cain; his large extended family; and a host of the family of God. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Missions c/o Cruz and Corona Ministries, P.O. Box 17192, El Paso, TX, 79917. Condolences may be sent to 1784 32nd Street NE, Arvilla, ND 58214. Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571