June 10, 1980-July 8, 2019
Erik Michael Dunn, 39, died Monday, July 8, 2019, in Orlando, Fla., after a brief illness. Erik was born June 10, 1980, in Gurdon, Ark., to Richard and Connie Dunn, and grew up in Natchitoches.
He had been a resident of Louisville, Ky., for the past 14 years where he was a member of Southeast Christian Church. Erik graduated from Natchitoches Central High School in 1998 and received his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern State University in 2003.
He was proud to have served in law enforcement and retired from the Louisville Metro Police Department in 2016. At the time of his passing, Erik was working as a Transportation Coordinator for UPS in Louisville. He loved being outdoors and was happiest when he was hunting, fishing or riding 4-wheelers with his family and friends.
Erik was preceded in death by his father, Richard Dunn; maternal grandparents, J.C. and Evelyn Walker; and paternal grandparents, Wallace Dunn and Virginia Brooks Dunn. He is survived by his two daughters, Bailey Dunn and Hadley Dunn of Louisville (their mother Erin Dunn); his mother, Connie Dunn of Cocoa, Fla.; brother, Richard Dunn of Davenport, Fla.; sister, Leah Dunn Witman (Jerry) of Clermont, Fla.; niece, Sophia Witman of Clermont; and nephew, Elijah Witman of Clermont.
Erik’s daughters, Bailey and Hadley, were the joy of his life, and he especially loved taking them to the zoo and spending time with them at Disney World.
A celebration of life event will be scheduled at a later date.
The family would like to encourage Erik’s friends to make memorial donations to the Louisville Metro Police Foundation-Officer/Member-In-Distress. https://saferlouisville.org/donate-now/