Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Obituaries

September 25, 2013

John Victor Dunagan

John Victor Dunagan, 62, left this world to join his parents on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.

He was born July 15, 1951 to Lucius Victor (L.V.) and Fanell Smith Dunagan. John graduated from Frost High School in 1969 where he was involved in all sports, excelling in football as a quarterback, basketball, as well as baseball.

He went on to Stephen F. Austin State University where he became a member of Theta Chi Fraternity and gained many life-long friends. He relocated to Dallas which became his permanent home.

He was a bartender for many years at several Dallas establishments, including Jack Brown's Beer Garden, Pittman House, Lucy's, Caulfield's, Stan's Blue Note, Wall Street Pub, as well as others. In his more recent years he worked as a Union Contractor with Freeman Decorators.

He contracted West Nile Virus/Spinal Meningitis several years ago and struggled to overcome its effects ever since.

He had a true joy for life, had many friends who loved him, as well as family and “adopted family” who knew him affectionately as “Uncle John, U.J., Dunny, J.D. or Roach.”

He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl and Mark Pratt of Cryer Creek; nephews Joseph Mark Pratt of Midlothian, Matthew Abel Pratt of Mansfield and John Gabriel Pratt of Lubbock; as well as cousins, James (Jim) Moore and Mandy of Little Rock, Ark., Jerry Moore and Janet of Williamsburg, Va., Russell Williams and Judi of Waxahachie, as well as a host of friends and adopted family.

The family is hosting a celebration of his life at Frost Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. and the Memorial Service at 3 p.m. All are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to The Salvation Army or your favorite charity in his memory.

An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

 

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