Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis with Pastor Shawn Vandergriff officiating. Burial will follow in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Dunn worked for Bullock Garage Builders for 25+ years, was a member of the Coon Club, and an Army Veteran serving in the Korean War. Ernest was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and attended Weaver Creek Baptist Church.
Ernest is survived by four children, Barbara Barnett and husband Philip of Karnak, IL, Steve Dunn and wife Melinda of Paducah, KY, John Dunn and wife Sue of Paducah, KY, and Brenda Copley and husband Tom of Metropolis; eight grandchildren, Jonathan Barnett and wife Kristy of Metropolis, Jeremy Barnett and wife Tori of Metropolis, Sam Dunn and wife Jessica of Elizabethtown, KY, Joe Dunn and wife Emily of Dresden, TN, Kimberly Dunn and fiancé Dennis Duckett of Calvert City, KY, Wesley Dunn of Paducah, KY, Trey Copley of Metropolis, and Ty Copley of Metropolis; eight great-grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren, Elizabeth Jones of Metropolis, Matthew Freeman of Paducah, KY, and Wayne Roberts and wife Amber of Lexington, KY; 4 step great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Glenda Stucker of Jerseyville, IL, Gladys Linefelser of Jerseyville, IL, and Mavis Ford of Elkhart, IN; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Arthur and Roxie (Taylor) Dunn; wife of 56 years, Helen (Johnson) Dunn; sister, Avis Bullock; brother, Hiram Dunn.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may be given to Immanuel Baptist Church 1119 Market Street Metropolis, IL 62960 or Weaver Creek Baptist Church 2748 North Ave Metropolis, IL 62960.
Online Condolences may be left at www.aikinsfarmer-millerfh.com.