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Published: Tuesday Jan 28, 2020


WILLIAM MICHAEL “MICKEY” DUNN, 67, OF LAWRENCEBURG, DIED SUNDAY.  HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE LAWRENCE COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM, FORMER MEMBER OF TSSAA BOARD OF CONTROL, FORMER LAWRENCE COUNTY BOYS HEAD BASKETBALL COACH, FORMER ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, FORMER PRINCIPAL OF LAWRENCE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL WHERE HE FOUNDED “BEACH WEEK” AND THE CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP, COFOUNDED THE FRIEND TO FRIEND MENTORING PROGRAM, WAS KNOWN BY STUDENTS AND FRIENDS AS “DADDY MICK” ,WAS AWARDED THE DISTINGUISHED RETIRED EDUCATOR AWARD GIVEN BY THE LAWRENCE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AND INDUCTED INTO THE TSSAA HALL OF FAME IN 2003,WAS A REPRESENTATIVE FOR MAC BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY’S SECONDARY SCHOOL DIVISION AND A MEMBER OF THE SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH.

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE: KATHY DUNN; MOTHER-IN LAW: CLEO WALKER; SONS: DREW DUGGER AND DUSTIN DUGGER; DAUGHTER: MANDY MCCLAREN; SISTERS: MARY VIRGINIA DUNN AND JAN DUNN; AND SIX GRANDCHILDREN.

THE FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE A PRIVATE FAMILY EVENT.  THERE WILL BE A LIFE OF CELEBRATION SATURDAY AT 11 AT THE RALPH BENSON MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM. 

MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS MAY BE SENT TO THE MICKEY DUNN SCHOLARSHIP, THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION AND ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL, ALL OF WHICH MAY BE TAKEN THROUGH LAWRENCE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL.  PETTUS TURNBO FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS.