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Delmer Lynn Dunning

1938 - 2023


McKENZIE, Tenn - Mr. Delmer Lynn Dunning, 85, of McKenzie, Tennessee died Saturday, December 2, 2023 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Bro. Billy Hollingsworth will be officiating. Interment to follow in Carroll Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home on Friday, 4 - 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m.

Mr. Dunning was born on October 24, 1938 in McKenzie, Tennessee to the late Hillrey and Ramale Dunning. Following high school, Delmer enlisted in the Navy. He then became a manager at Big John’s Grocery, Walmart, and Dollar General in McKenzie.

 On October 19, 1958, Delmer married Sara Palmer. The two were married for 65 years. December 2, 2023 they departed this world, only hours apart, and entered Heaven’s Gates hand-in-hand. He is survived in death by his daughter, Kim (Hoppy) Johnsonius of McKenzie, Tennessee; four grandchildren, J.C. (Lacey) Johnsonius, Elizabeth (Zach) Price, Olivia (Keenan) Bannon, and Katy Johnsonius; eight great-grandchildren, Casey, Ross, Noah, Sophie, Easton, Abby, Oliver, and Harper; one brother, Otis (Marie) Dunning, and one sister, Audean Halley.

He is preceded in death by a brother, Jerrell Dunning.

Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home

McKenzie, Tennessee