Enid Morning News 03 14 2007
The funeral for Dale Arlis Dunkin, 61, of Ardmore, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at
Griffin-Hillcrest Funeral Home Chapel, Ardmore. The Rev. Bill Freeman will
officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
He was born June 17, 1945 in Pauls Valley to Ernest and Edna (Broadhead) Dunkin and died Sunday, March 11, 2007 in Ardmore.
He married Marlene Gately June 26, 1965 in Clinton.
He attended Pauls Valley schools and enlisted in the Oklahoma National Guard 45th Infantry where he served seven years, living in Woodward, for seven years working in the oil fields throughout his life, and in 1974, the family moved to Enid, and then to Hennessey in 1984, where they resided until they moved to Ardmore in 1987, where they have lived since.
He loved to fish, garden and was a CB enthusiast belonging to the Old Goats Club known by his handle of “Easy Money,” retiring in 1998. He opened Dad’s Small Engine Repair. His greatest love was his family and his time spent with them.
Surviving are his wife, Marlene, of the home; one daughter, Janell Gere and husband Scott of Clinton, IL; three sons, Jeffrey Dunkin and Jennifer Edwards of Healdton, OK, David Dunkin and wife Mandy of Enid, Andrew Dunkin and wife Billie of Ardmore; granddaughter, Cassidy Davis of Marietta, along with 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Jerry Dunkin and wife Sandy of Enid; three sisters, Betty Kirk and husband Buster of Chiloquin, OR, Mary Ruth Burton of Pauls Valley, Lou Ella Means and husband Othal of Elgin; and one sister-in-law, Glenda Allen and husband Johnnie of Crawford; and numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved pet, Trixie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, TJ Dunkin, Dalton Dunkin and Ralph Dunkin. (Paid Obit 3-14-1)
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