Griffin Leggett — Rest Hills

7724 Landers Road, North Little Rock, AR

Phone: 501-835-3515

Clifford (Tom) Thomas Dunn

Little Rock, AR

1953 - 2017

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Published: June 9, 2017

Clifford Thomas Dunn (Tom), age 63, passed away June 6, 2017 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was born in Palestine, Texas, and lived the majority of his life in Little Rock, El Dorado and Fayetteville. He is the son of Clifford Thomas Dunn, Sr. (deceased) and Betty Jo (BJ) Allen of Little Rock.

He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a degree in accounting, and spent most of his career in finance. He retired from finance and pursued his dream of owning and operating Shorty's Deli and Meat Market in Farmington, Arkansas. He was an avid cook and award-winning grillmaster. He spent many weekends participating in cooking competitions. He and his team were the Grand Champions at the Magnolia Blossom Festival World Championship Steak Cook-Off in 2011. He was of the Baptist faith.

Tom is survived by his wife, Ollie Dunn, his mother, Betty Jo, daughters, Angela Dunn Glover and Jenny Dunn O'Bryan of Fayetteville, stepchildren, Chuck Bennett and Lindsey Bennett of El Dorado, five grandchildren – Owen, Sam, Mason, Aiden, and Zachary – with whom he had a very special relationship, and siblings, Donna Kay Verser of Kentucky and Jim Dunn of South Carolina.

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 10, at 2 p.m. at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Chapel, 7724 Landers Road, North Little Rock, Arkansas. Interment will immediately follow at Rest Hills Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be: David Harrison, Tyler Dunn, Richie Williamson, Micheal Williamson, Sean O'Bryan, Mason Martin and Zachary Miller. Online guestbook is available at

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