Ronnie Gene Dunn, 74, of Laurel, passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at Rush Memorial Hospital.

He was born August 16, 1947 in Rushville, Indiana to Victor Harold and Barbara Lois Keal Dunn and was a graduate of New Salem High School. He later attended an extension of Purdue University in Versailles, Indiana where he studied organizational leadership.

A proud veteran of the United States Army, he served in Vietnam. A world traveler, he was able to visit many places around the globe including Alaska, Hawaii, and Germany. Back in the states, he shared his love for traveling with his family through the years, taking them all across the U.S.

On August 30, 1969, he married Sandra Lynn Moore in Laurel Methodist Church. Mrs. Dunn survives.

In 1979, he moved along with his family to Ocoee, Florida where he served as a police officer for two years. In 1985, they moved to Greensburg, Indiana where he worked for Delta Faucet for fourteen years.

Following his passion for woodworking, Ronnie spent most of his life as a carpenter.

In his leisure, he also enjoyed fishing, traveling, and spending time with family.

Ronnie had a great passion for life. Anyone who knew him was astounded by his cheerfulness, which was apparent not only in the good times, but also in times of great sickness and adversity. A lover of life, he would not let anything get him down. He was a devoted, spiritual man who loved his country, his wonderful life, and people. He was the patriarch of his family, and his absence will most certainly be felt.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Sandra Lynn Dunn; two children, Ronnie Gene Dunn II and Michelle (David) Friend, both of Laurel; three grandchildren, Jacob Tyler Dunn of Maurice, Louisiana, Jasmine Taylor (Chris) Hammond of Laurel, and Seth Friend of Laurel; a sister, Bonita Smith of Connersville; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Danny Dunn, Timothy Carter, and Joyce Carter.

Friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Larry Pittman officiating. Burial with military honors conducted by the Fayette County Veterans Council will be in Laurel North Cemetery.

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