Robert M. Dunn

Robert M. Dunn

March 26, 1949 - January 25, 2010

Robert M. Dunn

March 26, 1949 - January 25, 2010


Robert Dunn, 60, of Franklin, TN, passed away on January 25, 2010 after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. Robert was the devoted husband of Joan Dorfman; loving father of Jeffrey, Michelle, and Michael Dunn; cherished brother of Cathy Dunn; nephew of Shirley and Donald Reisman. He was preceded in death by his father, David “Buddy” Dunn and his mother, Joan B. Dunn. Born in Dublin Georgia, Robert attended Dublin H.S. and graduated from Darlington School. He received his bachelor’s degree from University of Virginia, his law degree from Cumberland School of Law, and his master’s degree in taxation from the NYU School of Law School. Robert was a member of the Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee Bars, and the New York Society of CPA’s. He practiced law in metro Atlanta for over thirty years. Robert was passionate about the game of golf. He was championship golfer in high school and played on the varsity team at UVA. Robert loved listening to and playing trumpet music; and in his later years he was an avid reader. He had the gift of making perfect strangers his friends from the moment they first met. A great story teller, Robert will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, his compassion, and his generosity. Memorial gifts may be made to the Kidney Cancer Association. The family will celebrate with private services.

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25 responses to Robert M. Dunn

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  1. Spec Hall says:

    Robert and I were teammates on the 1963 & 1965 Dublin HS state champs golf team, and, next door neighbors growing up. Kathy and family, my dearest thoughts are with you.

  2. Robert was one of the kindest people I have ever known. I will never forget his smile and his cheerful attitude toward all.

  3. Susan Brand says:

    Dear Joan, I am a nurse at the Franklin Office of Tennessee Oncology. Robert was such a wonderful person. He was so honest and friendly to everyone. My workday was always brightened when he came to our office for treatment. I will miss Robert, but his spirit lives on in my memories of our many interesting conversations. I know how much he loved you, his children, and his cherished puppy. I am so grateful I was able to see Robert a few weeks ago. I had no idea it would be our last encounter. I feel very sad. Love, Susan

  4. We will miss Robert. He did indeed make you feel as if you’d always known him. As we walked our dogs together, we’d talk about politics, business, the weather, everything. And in it all, his incredible humor and intelligence shone through. He fought hard against the cancer, but never complained. He loved his wife and children and of course little Andy!, always talking about them with fondness. We will miss him greatly, but we will never forget him. With smiles and tears, he will always be in our hearts and in our memories.

  5. Hi, I am so sorry for your loss. My daughter found Buddy’s posting and was very interested when she read that he attended Dublin Schools. Our family has lived in Dublin for almost 5 years and everyone tells us that our house on Mimosa Drive is called “The Buddy Dunn” home. We have been so curious about its long history. When you are able, we would love to hear from your family if there is a connection to your family and our home that we dearly love. Once again, we are very sorry about your loss. Tracie Hodges

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