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Official Obituary of

James "J.T." Thomas Dunn

January 12, 1937 ~ March 11, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

James "J.T." Dunn Obituary

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of James T. Dunn (J.T.), aged 87, of Nicholasville, KY. He peacefully departed this life on March 11th, 2024.

J.T. is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 64 years, Dean Dunn, his cherished daughter Cheri Gaudinier, devoted grandson Allen (Caitlin) Gaudinier, and his adored great-granddaughter Isla Gaudinier. He was a pillar of strength and love to his family, and his memory will forever be etched in their hearts.  He was preceded in death by his parents Charlie and Mattie Carter Dunn, his sisters Margaret Hager and Edna Long, and his brothers Vernon Dunn and Fred Dunn. 

A devout member of the North Lexington Church of Christ, J.T. previously served faithfully as a deacon, exemplifying kindness, compassion, and unwavering faith to all who knew him. His commitment to his church community was a testament to his deep-rooted spirituality and dedication to serving others. He was a retiree of Proctor and Gamble.

Beyond his religious endeavors, J.T. had a passion for classic cars, particularly his beloved 1939 Chevrolet. A true aficionado, he could often be found at car shows, sharing stories and admiring the timeless craftsmanship of vintage automobiles. His love for classic cars was matched only by his admiration for the legendary James Dean, whose iconic presence inspired him throughout his life.  

In every aspect of his life, J.T. exuded warmth, integrity, and generosity. His gentle spirit and genuine smile touched the lives of countless individuals, leaving an indelible mark on the world around him. Though he may have left this earthly realm, his legacy of love and compassion will continue to shine brightly through the memories he created and the lives he touched.

A celebration of J.T.'s life will be held at Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Monday (3/18/2024), where friends and family will come together to honor his remarkable journey and bid farewell to a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Visitation hours will be held at the funeral home Monday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM with funeral services to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to North Lexington Church of Christ in honor of J.T's memory.

May he rest in eternal peace, surrounded by the love and light that he shared so generously with the world.

The pallbearers will be Allen Gaudinier, Mathew Blevins, Ben Blevins, Bobby Ricks, John V Carpenter, and Mike Huber. Honorary pallbearers will be David Walters, Don May, and Kendell Seaton. Services will be officiated by Steve Johnson officiating.

Hager & Cundiff values nothing more than the trust placed given to us to care for J.T. and his family.  This obituary was submitted with love by the Dunn Family.

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Receiving Friends
March 18, 2024

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home
207 West Oak St.
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356

Remembrance Service
March 18, 2024

1:00 PM
Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home
207 West Oak St.
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356

Laid to Rest

Buegrass Memorial Gardens
4915 Harrodsburg Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356


North Lexington Church of Christ
2280 Hume Road, Lexington KY 40516
Tel: 1-859-299-9511


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