John Wesley Dunham

July 23, 2019

John Wesley Dunham, 77, a former Frankfort resident, died July 23, 2019 in Mt. Vernon, IL.  He was born August 30, 1941 in Frankfort, Ind. to the late Hubert S. & Marjorie Alice (Silence) Dunham.  He was previously married to Nancy C. Walton.

John was a 1960 graduate of Frankfort High School.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He started working for the Nickel Plate railroad before retiring from Norfolk & Southern Railroad in 2002 after 42 years.  He previously worked for James Stewart Trucking in Kirklin. John was a member of the Central Christian Church in Mt. Vernon, a member of Community Christian Church in Frankfort and a previous member of Woodside Christian Church.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral Celebration will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Community Christian Church.

Survived by:

5 Daughters: Tammerla (David) Dunham Smith of Smyrna, TN, Annette (Eric) Dunham Kelley of Frankfort, Janice (Todd) Dunham Tarkington of Frankfort, Angela Dunham Hart of Lebanon, Rhonda Beth (Juan) Dunham Montes of Oakridge, TN, 2 Sons: Randal Ray Dunham of Lafayette, Jeffrey Scott (Deanna) Vice of Frankfort, 3 Sisters: Sharon (Ray) Jackson of Lafayette, Carolyn Dunham of Lebanon, Mary Lou (Bob) Sharp of Frankfort, 5 Brothers: Charles (Brenda) Dunham of Frankfort, Melvin (Carolyn) Dunham of Michigantown, Karl (Karma) Dunham of Mt. Vernon, IL, Paul (Debbie) Dunham of Avon, Phillip Dunham of Indianapolis, 16 Grandchildren: Amy Miller, Will Snyder, Danielle Snyder, Shawn Dunham, Michael Dunham, Alisha Wylie, Ashley Tarkington, Brandee Vice, Meagan Smith, Kristifer Dunham, Garrett Hart, Derrick Hart, Dekota Kelley Heidt, Marissa Hart, John Kelley, and James Kelley. 23 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandson and many nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren, Elizabeth and Winston and a great grandson, Jaxson Avery.


Leave your Condolences

6 Condolences for “John Wesley Dunham”

  1. Misty July 25, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    My condolences. You are all in my prayers.

  2. Lori Snyder July 26, 2019 at 8:10 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Be assured he is resting in Jesus’ arms! Prayers for you and your family at this time.

  3. Barb Fausett July 26, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Sharon & Ray, so sorry to hear of your brother John’s death. May God grant you & your family comfort & the peace that passes all understanding. Barbara Walters Fausett.

  4. Ron Shepherd July 26, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    To all Dunham family members: May God grant you all His grace and strength during the days and weeks to come. Ron and Margo Shepherd.

  5. Phil & Gloria Crum July 26, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Sincere sympathies for all of John’s family. May you have beautiful memories.

  6. Madona Syxiengmay July 26, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    John was a great man. He had a good heart. Always had a warm and welcoming smile. He was truly an inspiration of courage, perseverance, hard work, hope and faith. He will be missed by so many. Rest now dear friend in the loving arms of our ALMIGHTY FATHER. Our deepest sympathies to John’s family. Sincerely, Madona (I’m one of the therapist that worked with John and got to know him well).

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