May 10, 1937-July 7, 2021
Funeral services for Leslie Leroy Dunn Sr. will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 10 at Westside Baptist Church with Bro. Steve McAlister, Bro. Bill Hudson and Bro. Johnnie Dunn officiating. The family will receive friends from 8-10 a.m. prior to services Burial will follow at Memory Lawn Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Leroy Dunn and Jessie Brown Dunn of Boyce; brothers, Charles Dunn and Floyd Dunn; and daughter-in-law, Melissa Dunn.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Myrna Barton Dunn; their children, Cynthia Dunn Parker, Leslie “Bubba” L. Dunn Jr. (Cindy) and Jeffrey Lee Dunn; five grandchildren, Quentin Dunn, Katie Dunn Carney (Lonny), Jacob Parker, Sarah Dunn Burkhalter (Stephen), and Kinslee Dunn; three great-grandchildren, Haley, Landon and Adalyn Carney; and his siblings, Joyce Dunn Walker and Wayne Dunn (Pam).
Leslie “Les” was born May 10, 1937, in Alexandria and was a graduate of Boyce High School. He served in the Louisiana National Guard, 773b Battalion, where he received many accommodations including the honor of being named “Sharp Shooter.”
His career was in the finance business for many years, before becoming a mortgage loan officer at Progressive Savings and Loan, from which he retired.
Throughout his life he served his community. In his early years, he coached Little League Baseball. He was a Charter Member of the Krewe of Dionysus, where he was instrumental in the building of the floats used in the parades. Being a member of Natchitoches Kiwanis, Natchitoches Jaycee’s and Natchitoches Shooting Range offered him many opportunities to serve in his areas of interest. He belonged to the Critter’s Supper Club, a group of men that would get together, cook and tell stories. Les loved to cook, he was on the Cooking Team, and also served on the Disaster Relief Team at his church, Westside Baptist Church. He was a member of the Cane River Camping Club, where he once again enjoyed cooking. His camping club convinced him to take up golfing. He enjoyed the challenge and had a lot of laughs with his buddies.
Known as a true outdoors man, his time spent with family and friends in the outdoors meant the world to him, from Cane River to Toledo Bend, his stories never got old. Once hunting season opened each year, he would put away the fishing rods and get out the hunting equipment and head to the deer camp. Les was a founding member of the Burnt Pine Hunting Club, where he was known as “Pop.” He would gather with family and friends to hunt and cook, and of course, tell stories that got better as the years passed.
While he loved the outdoors, he loved his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren that held a special place in his heart. He spent many hours playing ball and teaching them about the outdoors. He is loved and will be missed.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers will be Quentin Dunn, Jacob Parker, Stephen Burkhalter, Lonny Carney, Landon Carney and Doug Lewallen.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Hospice of Natchitoches, Dr. Bryan Picou and Westside Baptist Church.