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Richard C. Dunaway

September 10, 1935 ~ August 26, 2020 (age 84)

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Richard C. Dunaway passed away August 26, 2020 of lymphoma. He was 84.  He was born September 10, 1935 and was a life-long resident of Anderson, Indiana.

He was the youngest of eight children born to Richard and Pearl Browning -Dunaway. His father told great stories and his mother was a prolific poet. He was raised in South Shore, Kentucky.

A 1954 graduate of McKell High School, he moved to Anderson, Indiana in 1955 to attend Anderson College -now Anderson University- He spent eight years in the Naval reserves while earning a bachelor’s degree from Anderson College in 1962. He also earned a master’s degree from Ball State University in Industrial Education.

He is survived by his son Richard K. Dunaway, his daughter Lisa Mclean, his older brother, Leo Dunaway and sister, Joyce Cubine. He has five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Both he and his wife were active members in their Sunday School, and they were loyal parishioners at Park Place Church of God, Anderson, Indiana, for many years.

He enjoyed hunting, gardening, and sometimes fishing. He was known for his love of garage sales, much to the chagrin of his wife. He never broke a speed limit and even though it added sometime to their travels, he always got his family safely to their destination.

He liked to bring home interesting pets: a rooster, a duck, an orphaned field mouse, and to the delight of his kids, some white lab mice from the science class that he taught, -until they got loose in the basement. The best was a dachshund puppy that they named Fritz who lived to the ripe old age of fourteen.

He had many tools which he liked to tinker and repair items to sell and give away. His granddaughter once said, “Grandpa can fix anything.”

He was married to Ann Dunaway, nee Clary, for 63 years until her passing in March 2019. They will be buried together in their Kentucky hometown near both their families.

Arrangements entrusted to Jessen Funeral Homes & Crematory ~ Whiteland Chapel. 

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