OBITUARY: Kenneth E. Dunn


Kenneth E. Dunn, 81, of Lebanon, Tennessee, passed away at St. Thomas West in Nashville on April 5, 2023.

Ken lived a life full of adventures. Born on April 22, 1941, in Nashville, he grew up in Donelson and graduated from Donelson High School. Upon graduation, he attended both Vanderbilt and University of Colorado, acquiring an early appreciation for antiques.

Then he traveled the world as an airline steward and made many friends, with whom he stayed in touch to the end. When his father died unexpectedly in 1970, Ken returned to middle Tennessee and settled on his family’s farm in Lebanon, where he began farming and raising llamas.

Ken was very active in the national and international llama communities and was well known for his annual booth at the Wilson County Fair with his prize-winning llamas. Many folks may have snapped a photo with Ken and the llamas.

When he wasn’t farming, you could always find Ken looking for antiques, as he loved giving new life to old treasures. Ken was a dear friend to many and he will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Ken was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lou Massey Dunn, of Lebanon, and father Arthur Dunn.

A Celebration of the Life of Ken Dunn will be held on April 22, 2023 (Ken’s 82nd birthday) at 2 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon, TN. Please come with a story to tell about Ken and his llamas or his antiquing life. Interment will follow on a later date in Poplar Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the International Llama Registry, P.O. Box 8, Kalispell, MT. 59903.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615) 444-2142


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