Mr. William H. Dunn Jr. was born April 27, 1963 to the union of William Sr and Huglena Dunn in St. Louis, MO. William was baptized at 12 years old at Union Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church and later became a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church. He attended high school at Hazelwood East. At the age of 17 when he joined the United States Army where completed his education.
After returning home from the military, William studied and gained certification in various technical skills. He was always eager to learn and master a new craft. "A mind is a terrible thing to waste!" was a quote he lived by. William's vast knowledge and skill set would gain him employment through companies such as Emerson Electric and Ford Motor Company. He proudly worked on the local railroad systems until his health forced resignation.
While his battle with cancer was rough and some days harder than others, he never let it steal his joy. His smile and laugh will truly be missed. William was a joyful spirit to be around, full of plenty of jokes, even through his sickness. He was a movie enthusiast and particularly fond of sci-fi. William was an intense gamer, and he loved playing with his grandsons. He was also a 3rd degree black belt in Karate and was sure to teach his children self defense techniques at an early age.
Later in life he would reconnect with Kelli McClure, a long time love and companion, who was by his side up until his final moments.
William was preceded in death by his father, William H. Dunn Sr. He leaves to cherish his memories: his mother Huglena Dunn; two children, Anastasia (Kenneth) Lige and Christian (Lindsay Kaemmerer) Dunn; three sisters Anita (Farrin) West, Samantha Dunn, and Elizabeth (Troyd) Jackson; nine grandchildren and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
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