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Samuel V. Dunning

June 16, 1935 ~ October 5, 2021 (age 86)


Samuel V. Dunning, age 86 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home with Pastor Joey Dunning officiating. Burial will follow in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens.

Sam was retired from the Illinois State Police where he attained the rank of Master Sergeant. He then served at the Massac County Sheriff from 1989-1998, was a member of First Baptist Church in Metropolis, and served his country in the United States Army.

Sam is survived by his sons, Sam D. Dunning and wife Laura, Scott S. Dunning and wife Lisa; grandchildren, Samuel Paul Dunning and wife Audrey, Hannah Dunning; sister, Eva Eulene Schuler; sister-in-law, Catherine Dunning; girlfriend, Melba Cockrel; several nieces and nephews.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Gertrude (Kingsley) Dunning; wife, Dorothy D. (Page) Dunning; sisters, Lucille Dowell, Ava Erlene Thornley; brothers, Fred Dunning, Jack Dunning, Hillis Dunning, Lelbert “Leb” Dunning.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 10 am until 12 noon at the Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Project Hope Humane Society, P.O. Box 125, Metropolis, Illinois 62960 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.aikinsfarmer-millerfh.com.



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October 13, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home
70 Jon Street
Metropolis, IL 62960

Funeral Service
October 13, 2021

12:00 PM
Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home
70 Jon Street
Metropolis, IL 62960


Project Hope Humane Society
PO Box 125, Metropolis IL 62960
Tel: 1-618-524-8939
Web: https://www.projecthopehumanesociety.org/

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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