John lee Dunn, Jr., a long time resident of California passed away on Wednesday, Dec.9, 2009 at 0445 in his sleep after a courageous battle with a long illness. John was born on Aug.18, 1943 in Wilmington, Delaware. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He worked as a respiratory therapist for over 25 years. He enjoyed traveling to the Phillippines, Hawaii, Canada; cruising and to numerous places here in the United States; but most of all - pulling the slot machines at the casinos. He loves sports - the Lakers, Dodgers, Rams, Trojans and boxing. John is survivied by his wife of 29 years, Teena Dunn; children Kristin, Shontae, Shonli, and Abigail. Grandchildren; Teeva, Katelyn, Taryn, Matthew, Kamryn, Andrew, Kelis and Haley Trinity on the way. His sisters; Melba and Linda, Aunt Lois, nephews Billy and Eric and niece Crystal. His mother-in-law, Betty, his favorite sister-in-law Carmen and husband Mac, brother-in-law Andy and wife Susan, sister-in-law Cony and Bernadette. He is preceded in death by his father John Lee, Sr. mother Laverne Wilson, brother Larry and nephew Tramaine Dunn. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Dec 15, 2009 from 5:00-9:00pm at Rice Mortuary (5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, Ca., 90503) Memorial Service will begin at 2:00pm Dec.16, 2009 at Rice Mortuary. Interment at Green Hills Memorial Park (27501 S. Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca., 90275 with a reception to follow from 5:00-7:00pm at Rice Mortuary.

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  1. I miss you so much Dad! I will always love you and cherish all our memories together! I will make sure you are never forgotten… Thank you for being my Father and raising me as your own. I am so proud to say you are my Dad and always will be. I know you are watching over us now. May you rest in peace. xoxoxox

  2. We will miss you John.I dont remember seeing you being mad or even in the bad mood at work, busy or not. Will always remember your ghost stories….up in 8east. Most especially during our potluck days almost every day…your tempura shrimps that you fried in the pulmonary lab, sorry the truth is out…back then we were not allowed to eat in our department, but whose to stop us….and the chicken enchiladas, and famous salad sure everyone appreciated your kindness and unselfishness.

  3. Tina & Family Our heartfelt sympathy for you and your family. We will never forget John. John & Vickie Love

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