lucky you - your browser doesnt play annoying midis

04/12/10 - NNHS Newsletter - J.T. Dunn

John T. Dunn
(d. 10 Apr 2010)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.    J.T. Dunn, stepfather of    Donnie Tyndall ('64) of MD, passed away at Walter Reed Convalescent Center in Gloucester on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the age of 79.

From the Daily Press - 04/12/10:



 John T. Dunn

    NEWPORT NEWS - John T. (J. T.) Dunn, 79, died Saturday, April 10, 2010, at Walter Reed Convalescent Center in Gloucester.

He was a native of Johnson Co., N.C. and was a Peninsula resident for the past 54 years. J. T. retired from the Newport News Fire Department in 1990 with 31 years of service and spent over 10 years at Station #10, in the Hidenwood area of Newport News. He was a former member of the Chesapeake Bay CB Club and was fondly known as "Hog Man" to his friends.

Survivors Include his wife of 17 years, Annie Ruth Dunn; his son, Robert Wayne Dunn and his wife, Cindy of Gloucester; two stepsons, Jack Holland of Hampton, and Donnie Tyndall of Maryland; his sister, Doris Wood of Four Oaks, N.C.; sister-in-law, Hilda Dunn of Newport News; grandson, Travis Dunn; step grandsons, Scott and Mark Tyndall; three step great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
J.T. Dunn
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at Weymouth Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Clarence Hilling and the Rev. Bob Robinson at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at the Weymouth Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Peninsula Memorial Park. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in The Daily Press from April 12 to April 13, 2010. 

Visit Guest Book

April 12, 2010
I have a lot of good memories of J.T. He was a very kind and gentle man with great smile. You will be missed; our thoughts will be with entire family.
~ Cindy Reece Coffey, Agawam, Massachusetts
Contact Me

12, 2010
He was a good man, and a great father, and grandfather.

~ Unsigned

12, 2010

Wayne, I am so sorry to hear about your dad.

~ Jeff Williams

12, 2010
Wayne and family, sorry for the death of your father. JT was very good to my grandchildren and sons. I know he must have been a great father to you. May all the good memories you have bring you comfort.

12, 2010
To all the family members of JT. So sorry to here of his passing. JT was a great friend who I had the privilege of working with at Sta.8 with Capt. Jo and Chief Pruitt. I will always remember time spent with him.
~ Rick McCreary Retired NNFD

13, 2010
Donnie, please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your stepfather.
~ David Spriggs NNHS 1964, Norfolk, Virginia

13, 2010
Don, I am so sorry about the loss of your step father.
~ Alan Nesbitt, Fairview, NC

13, 2010
Donnie and Family, Hester and I are saddened to hear of your loss. We will be thinking of you.

~ Bill Ward


13, 2010

Know what it's like. Lost a stepfather of 20 years (unofficially longer) in 1998, after losing a dad in 1964, our senior year at NNHS. Hope you're doing well.

~ Fred (Craig) Eubank, Texas

13, 2010
Ruth, Donnie, and family,
So very sorry to hear of JT's passing. He was a great friend to both my dad and uncle (Freddie and Junior) for many years - both during their fire department days and in retirement. In fact, I bet him and my dad are already reminiscing about the good old days in the NNFD! You're in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
~ Tina Hawks Buchanan, Sykesville, Maryland

13, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

~ Dawn Slaughter, Gloucester, Virginia

13, 2010
  RUTH, and Family
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

~ Diane Greene Johnson and family



  Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Dunn family and their friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Amazing Grace

Words by John Newton, 1779
(24 July 1725 21 Dec 1807)

 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.

Bagpipes Version of "Amazing Grace" midi courtesy of - 05/25/08
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks, Dave!

"Amazing Grace" lyrics courtesy of - 03/15/05

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Firefighters' Emblem courtesy of - 08/17/07

Back to NNHS Newsletters - 2010

Return to NNHS Class of 1965