Obituary of Aubrey Uthia Dunn Jr.
Aubrey Uthia Dunn, Jr. was born on April 15, 1949, he was the eldest of three children born to Aubrey Uthia Dunn, Sr and Doris Dunn. The Dunn family resided in Monroe, Louisiana where Aubrey Jr. attended Richwood High School; he was an excellent student and avid reader.
In 1954, his mother Doris married J.W. Ward and in this union three children were born. The Wards and their six children relocated to Houston, Texas in 1965 and Aubrey Jr. transferred to Jack Yates High School where he continued his academic excellence.
Aubrey Jr. was well known in Third Ward for his impressive football, basketball, and baseball skills ~ any competitor who challenged him would do so at their own peril. Along the way, he also taught himself to play tennis. When it came to professional sports, he was a lifelong fan of the Green Bay Packers and Boston Celtics.
After Aubrey Jr. graduated from high school in 1967, he immediately volunteered to enlist in the U.S. Air Force. His decision was honorable, as men were being drafted to fill vacancies in the U.S. Armed Forces during wartime. During his active-duty service, he was a Sergeant assigned to the Air Force Security Forces.
Aubrey Jr. was awarded - The National Defense Service Medal for his honorable active service during the Vietnam War; The Vietnam Service Medal for his service in Southeast Asia; and The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal for his service outside South Vietnam and for contributing to direct combat support.
On June 26, 2023, Aubrey Jr. transitioned from earth side to his peaceful destiny. He is preceded in death by his parents Aubrey Uthia Dunn, Sr. and Doris Ward, and his sister Betty Dunn-Willis. He leaves to cherish his loving memory - Sisters: Bennie Dunn-Lovings, Denise Ward, and Janice Ward; Brothers: Steve Ward and Brandon Dunn; Nieces: Cassandra Willis, Gwendolyn Dunn, Kenya Morris, Brittany Willis, Bri'elle Jones, and Bradley Jones; Nephews: Reginald Matthews (Lakeisha Morrison-Matthews), Joseph Lewis (Lacey Mosley-Lewis), Steven Ward, Christopher Scott, Nicholas Townsend, Jeremy Gaines, Kameron Thomas, Malcolm Johnson, Jr., and a host of cousins.
In Loving Memory
Aubrey Dunn Jr.
1949 - 2023
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