Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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James Dunn

Born: 12/05/1919 Died: 09/14/2011 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: Veteran

James “Jimmie” Ellis Dunn, 91, passed away on Sept. 14, 2011. Jimmie was born Dec. 5, 1919, in Gertie to Oscar Dunn and Bertha A. Pusley. He served in the U.S. Army, 45th Division during World War II and the Korean War as a combat veteran. He received numerous medals, ribbons and awards during his service. He was married to Virginia Mackie Richison for 69 years and lived in McAlester for many years. He worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and subsequently retired from the Department of Defense in McAlester. He was preceded in death by his wife, son Dwight, parents, two brothers and two sisters. Survivors include his son, James E. Dunn Jr. (Nikki); seven granddaughters, Michael Ann Lucas (Michael), Jamie Elizabeth Summers (J.C.), Daniel Elise Mackie Dunn, Cory Allyn Dunn, Dahn Dunn, Heather Dunn and Jennifer Greenwald (Jerry). He also has 14 great-grandchildren.