James Lee Dunn


James Lee Dunn was born August 22, 1962. He was a devoted husband, caring father, and loving grandfather. James sadly lost his life on May 10, 2020 to a pulmonary embolism brought on by his ongoing battle with COPD. Though he may have lost the battle, he was granted his wings and entered heaven at 6 am on Mother’s Day morning at the age of 57.

James Lee Dunn was born in Hazard, Kentucky. He was the son of Hager and Lora Smith Dunn. James went by man names such as Jim, big Jim, and even Rooster to some of his closest friends. He spent his early years in life as a Welder, specifically a Rod Buster. As Jim aged however, he found peace and comfort in caring for his grandchildren. He kept himself busy completing tasks to make his wife, Angel Dunn’s life simpler and all-around stress free. He was an amazing husband. It was said that he always made the best cup of coffee. He loved his family dearly and loved Angel more than words can describe. They were always and will always be soulmates.

He is preceded in death by his father, Hager Dunn, mother, Lora Smith Dunn, brother, Michael Smith and daughter, Erika Dunn. He leaves behind the love of his life, Angel Dunn, daughters, Julia Shields, Victoria Dunn Smith, Jamie Dunn, Miranda Dunn and sons, James Dunn III and James Dunn. Sister, Sharon Dunn Judson as well as brothers Bill and Bob Dunn.

Other than Angel, his passion and love was spending time with and caring for his grandchildren, Stevie Jarvis Jr, Cara Jarvis, Ember Smith and Samuel Estes.

Jim had many brothers in-law and sisters-in-law as well as a wealth of nieces and nephews that he truly loved.

He impacted the lives of many, leaving a legacy of change, hope, joy and most of all LOVE. We would like to thank the Burkholder Family and staff for their care and compassion shown to our family during this time. We would also like to thank the Church of the New Covenant specifically Pastor Jacob Howell for the support and love.

James was a faithful christian. Any donations can be sent to KLOVE.com as that was his favorite station for worshiping. Any other donations can be accepted through his wife Angel Dunn.

Private family services will be held at Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, 419 N. Chestnut Street, Seymour, Indiana 47274 with Pastor Jacob Howell officiating. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery. Please share memories and condolences at www.burkholderfuneralchapel.com.