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Celebrating the life of
Laurence Matthew Dunn, D.D.S.
June 15, 1926 - September 19, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 12-1 PM - Saturday, October 07, 2017
  • St. George's Episcopal Church
  • 15 Wiilow Rd (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31419

  • 912-925-6517
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 1:00pm - Saturday, October 07, 2017
  • St. George's Episcopal Church
  • 15 Wiilow Rd (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31419

  • 912-925-6517

I'm so sorry for your loss. Death was not intended to be apart of life. Jehovah, God, makes a comforting promise at John 5:28,29 to resurrect our loved ones one day. I hope this scripture gives you comfort as it has given me in times of loss. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Kelly, ,

Many family memories of Dr. Dunn. May God bless all.

Veva Harty Shuman, Savannah, Ga

I am sorry for your loss. Death is painful to all of us. However God's word the Bible always offers encouragement. A scripture I find comforting is Isaiah 25:8. There Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. That will be very satisfying! I hope this thought has been comforting to you. May positive thoughts fill you hearts and minds as you endure this difficult time.

R.G., ,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Betty, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Love you

Barbara Berger , Savannah , Georgia

Dr. Lawrence Dunn. you will be greatly missed by the Perkins Family, you always put people at ease regardless if you were at work or at home. You always had a funny joke and you always had a great recipe to share. One of my favorite recipes you ever shared with me was Mom's winter soup. Matt thoughts and prayers are with you. Larry you are the greatest!!!?????

Mickey Perkins, Savannah,

My dad was such good man and kind person. I know all of the family and friend will miss him dearly as I will. There was not a day that dad did not make someone happy via his humor. I'll forever cherish the time that I had to spend with him. Dad had an awesome marriage with Betty and I'm so grateful that Betty made my dad so happy for over 4 decades. I know that dads passing will be tough emotionally on all of us however, I always have to ask myself how would dad handle this situation and the answer is to make someone happy by making them laugh.

Dunn, Marietta, Ga

Matt, Sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and your family for the loss of your Dad. May God keep you all in his care during this time of mourning.

Peter West (Harley Brother), Bluffton , SC

Matt, So sorry for your loss. We send our condolences to you and your family.

Linda & Jim Sanford, Guyton, GA

Matt, what a great tribute to your loved one! Our condolences to the family. Scrappy Jackson (retired Savannah Fire Dept)

Scrappy Jackson, Midway, Ga

My sincere condolences.Losing loved ones in death is very difficult.May you be comforted by the words found at Psalms 34:18;Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted;He saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Givens, Pooler, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw.org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Ms. Betty and Family, We are so sad to hear of Doc's passing! He was such a sweet and gentle man and will be missed! We offer our thoughts and prayers that y'all may be comforted by the lord in the coming days! Much Love!! Butch & Dano

Butch Lamb, Savannah, Ga

Our thoughts and hearts are with you on this sad occasion. We offer our sincere condolences.

Ruth and Jack Arnone, Savannah, GA

Dr. DUNN, Was a great friend as well as Dentist. I used to love listennis to his jokes. He will be greatly missed by all. But one day hopefully, we will all see him in Heaven. I thank God for the great privilege in knowing him. May God be with us all at this time of loss and grief.

Rev. TOM MADDOX, Naples, Fl

Aunt Betty, I am so sorry to hear about uncle Larry. Your in our prayers. Love,Jeff and carey

Jeff & Carey Lawhon , Lexington , Sc

Larry Dunn, 91, beloved husband of Elizabeth (Betty) L. Dunn, passed away peacefully on September 19, 2017, after a short illness at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah GA. Dr. Dunn was born in Jacksonville FL to Angel Matthew Dunn and Marie Groot Dunn on June 15, 1926.  He was predeceased by his Father, Mother and two brothers, Dr. John Dunn and George Dunn.

He was a student at the Marist School in Savannah, Armstrong Junior College (1947-1948), Emory University (1947-1948), and the Emory University School of Dentistry graduating in 1953.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and was stationed in Washington D. C. at the Marine Barracks, and was trained as a Dental Tech achieving the rate of Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class. Discharged in 1946, he pursued the Dental profession. In 1958, he joined the Georgia Air National Guard as the unit Dentist of the 165th Medical Squadron. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and retired in 1986. Combined decorated military service totaled over 30 years.

Dr. Dunn started his own Dental practice in 1953 and partnered with several great Dentists over the years including, Dr Harold Black, Dr Jack Groover, and Southside Family Dental, to name a few. He retired from practice in 2006 after 53 years of service. He was the Chief of the Dental Departments at St Joseph’s, Memorial and Candler Hospitals. He was a Past President of the Savannah Dental Society. His dental pursuits included working with the Chatham County Health Department, and providing dentistry to inmates at the old Georgia Correctional Facility at Travis Field.

Throughout the years, he was in many organizations including the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Hibernian Society, Savannah Quarterback Club, Savannah Yacht Club and the Savannah Golf Club.

He was also one of the Atlanta Braves most avid fans watching and rooting for the team until his last days on Earth, whether in winning or losing seasons, it did not matter. Larry was a great amateur tennis player and participated in many tournaments around the South.

He is survived by his wife Betty, nine Children, thirteen Grandchildren and several Great Grandchildren

Visitation will be Friday, Sep 22nd, at 2 pm at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel in Savannah. A Memorial Service will be held later.

Remembrances can be sent to Saint George Episcopal Church, 15 Willow Road, Sav GA 31419 or to the Humane Society of Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. Sav GA 31406.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Death was not intended to be apart of life. Jehovah, God, makes a comforting promise at John 5:28,29 to resurrect our loved ones one day. I hope this scripture gives you comfort as it has given me in times of loss. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Kelly, ,

Many family memories of Dr. Dunn. May God bless all.

Veva Harty Shuman, Savannah, Ga

I am sorry for your loss. Death is painful to all of us. However God's word the Bible always offers encouragement. A scripture I find comforting is Isaiah 25:8. There Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. That will be very satisfying! I hope this thought has been comforting to you. May positive thoughts fill you hearts and minds as you endure this difficult time.

R.G., ,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Betty, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Love you

Barbara Berger , Savannah , Georgia

Dr. Lawrence Dunn. you will be greatly missed by the Perkins Family, you always put people at ease regardless if you were at work or at home. You always had a funny joke and you always had a great recipe to share. One of my favorite recipes you ever shared with me was Mom's winter soup. Matt thoughts and prayers are with you. Larry you are the greatest!!!?????

Mickey Perkins, Savannah,

My dad was such good man and kind person. I know all of the family and friend will miss him dearly as I will. There was not a day that dad did not make someone happy via his humor. I'll forever cherish the time that I had to spend with him. Dad had an awesome marriage with Betty and I'm so grateful that Betty made my dad so happy for over 4 decades. I know that dads passing will be tough emotionally on all of us however, I always have to ask myself how would dad handle this situation and the answer is to make someone happy by making them laugh.

Dunn, Marietta, Ga

Matt, Sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and your family for the loss of your Dad. May God keep you all in his care during this time of mourning.

Peter West (Harley Brother), Bluffton , SC

Matt, So sorry for your loss. We send our condolences to you and your family.

Linda & Jim Sanford, Guyton, GA

Matt, what a great tribute to your loved one! Our condolences to the family. Scrappy Jackson (retired Savannah Fire Dept)

Scrappy Jackson, Midway, Ga

My sincere condolences.Losing loved ones in death is very difficult.May you be comforted by the words found at Psalms 34:18;Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted;He saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Givens, Pooler, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw.org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Ms. Betty and Family, We are so sad to hear of Doc's passing! He was such a sweet and gentle man and will be missed! We offer our thoughts and prayers that y'all may be comforted by the lord in the coming days! Much Love!! Butch & Dano

Butch Lamb, Savannah, Ga

Our thoughts and hearts are with you on this sad occasion. We offer our sincere condolences.

Ruth and Jack Arnone, Savannah, GA

Dr. DUNN, Was a great friend as well as Dentist. I used to love listennis to his jokes. He will be greatly missed by all. But one day hopefully, we will all see him in Heaven. I thank God for the great privilege in knowing him. May God be with us all at this time of loss and grief.

Rev. TOM MADDOX, Naples, Fl

Aunt Betty, I am so sorry to hear about uncle Larry. Your in our prayers. Love,Jeff and carey

Jeff & Carey Lawhon , Lexington , Sc


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