Charles Edward Dunn

In 1950, Charles Edward Dunn was born on the 4th of July. After a few years of battling dementia, he was called to Heaven on Monday, May 22nd, 2023, and was able to see the face of Jesus Christ.

Charles read more books than anyone could count and hoarded even more. He had the jolliest laugh anyone ever witnessed and read the Bible every morning for the last twenty-five years of his life. He marched to the beat of a very different drummer and pursued wild adventures in youth, including running away to become a cowboy in Texas. When that didn’t pan out, he convinced Georgians that aliens had landed at the Etowah Indian Mounds in 1965 after placing a flashing road sign atop the tallest mound.

He settled down to marry his high school sweetheart in 1971. The couple kept their tin cups from which they would drink milk in kindergarten together. He taught his daughters the wonders of science and nature and the omnipotence, omniscience and omnipresence of God. Charles wholeheartedly loved the Son of Man and was often overwhelmed or awestruck by the power of the Lord. He hated sin and injustice but loved righteousness and truth. He was happiest when communing with nature, woodworking, or building machines.

Charles is preceded in death by his son, Charles Edward Dunn Jr, his sibling, Lila Ann Graham, and parents, Ted and Edna Mae (Cis) Dunn, and son-in-law, Christopher Branton. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Claire, and daughters, Mary Claire Branton and Laura Lund (Zach); granddaughter, Jessica Branton Cusick (Adam); his brother, Reid Dunn (Brenda); brother-in-law, Tom Davis (Michelle); sister-in-law, Lindsey Yeager (Ben); sister-in-law, Therese Davis; nieces
and nephews, Kim Dunn Jones, Reid Dunn II (April); nephews Jim Davis (Lily), Jeff Davis, Drew Davis (Chevonn), Julie Davis Low (Mike), Emily Yeager, Mary Francis Kramer, and Ansley Arredondo (Raphael); his cousin, Neal Miller, along with many others and lifelong friends.

The family will receive friends Thursday, May 25th at 1:00PM at Owen Funeral Home with a service at 3:00PM with Rev. Jody Stancil officiating. Interment will immediately follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. 

Serving as pallbearers are Reid Dunn, Pehr Lund, Adam Cusick, Mason Jones, Charlie Crowe and Charlie Pettit.

In lieu of flowers, the Dunn family asks that you donate to Riverside Community Church. Here is the link to give online:

If you would like to contribute by mail, you can send contributions to: Riverside Community Church, 14 Moss Way NW, Cartersville, GA., 30120.

Please visit to post tributes and sign the on-line register book.

Owen Funeral Home 12, Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 is honored to serve Mr. Dunn’s family during this time.