William Henry Dunson • March 17, 2023
William Henry Dunson, 85, of Pensacola, Florida, passed away on March 17, 2023. William was born on May 18, 1937 in Repton, Alabama. William graduated from Pensacola High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked as a telegraph operator. He worked as a mechanic at Armstrong World Industries where he retired after 40 ½ years. He was married to the love of his life, Linda. William coached baseball for many years at Bellview Ballpark. He was an active member of The Beulah Baptist Church for many years and later became a member of the Beulah Church. He was the owner of Panhandle Nursery and loved to garden and fish. William’s family was the light of his life!
William was preceded in death by his first grandchild, John William Wass; mother, Willie Mae Dunson Broadus; step-father, Ernest G. Broadus; five brothers, James, Charles, O’Neal, Calvin and Buddy; and daughter-in-law, Bonnie Dunson.
William is survived by his wife of 59 ½ years. Linda Dunson; daughter, Beth (Scott) Wass; Sons, Keith Dunson (fiancé Renae) and Tim (Tina) Dunson; grandchildren, Daniel (Kendall) Wass, Smokey (Aimee) Wass, Brittany Dunson (Meghan), Allen Dunson, Amanda (Shawn) McCoy; great grandchildren, Reece, Tyler, Beckett and Anola McCoy, John William Wass & Baby Wass, Parker; and brother, Melvin (Lockett) Broadus.
The family will receive friends for visitation at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home from 6-8pm Wednesday, March 22nd. Funeral services will take place at 1:00pm Thursday, March 23rd at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be his sons and grandsons.
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From Dewey and Karen Ford and our entire family, members of the Key Creek Hunting in Society Hill, AL. We are sending condolences to the family in the loss of their loved one.
William was our brother in love. He will always be in our heart.He was a man of his word. He was a hard worker, He loved my sister and took care of her to the fullest, and that I am thankful for. Go rest high !💙 Roy & Jan
I worked with Bill a lot of years he always tried to keep me on the straight and narrow. One of the BESTMen I have ever met. Will miss you my friend ant thank you for the friendship RIP my friend .I know you are seated on the right hand of GOD.
Rest in Peace. I know you must have been a wonderful man to have such a son as Keith. He is loved by all my family and we appreciate how you raised him. Aunt Sue