William "Bill" Lloyd Dunkin

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William "Bill" Lloyd Dunkin

of West Memphis, AR

July 23, 1954 - March 16, 2021

William "Bill" Lloyd Dunkin, of West Memphis, Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. He was 66 years old, though he often claimed to have had a pet dinosaur and to remember the invention of dirt.
Bill was a retired Lieutenant with the Crittenden County Sheriff's Department and spent nearly 40 years in Law Enforcement. He was proud to serve his community, and he had numerous interesting stories about his time as an officer (some of them probably true). His family is proud of the difference that he made in the world.

He will be remembered most for his unmatched devotion to his family, his numerous attempts at auto repair, his affinity for shooting, and his large collection of rescued cats (though, according to his Grandson, he will be remembered most for eating pizza and playing games). He never met a catfish restaurant he didn't like, and he enjoyed watching Alabama win national championships, though buying a new shirt after each championship was getting expensive.

Bill was preceded in passing by his parents (William and Sallie Dunkin of Gosnell, AR) and his in-laws (Bob and Maxine Walker of Florida). He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Joyce; his son Scott (Adele); his grandchildren, John and Zoey; his brother Jimmy (Carol); his brother-in-law, Bob Walker (Trish); and Adele's parents, Robin and Kenneth Miller.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

His family asks that, in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations be made in Bill's honor to The Nick's Kids Foundation or The West Memphis Animal Shelter.

We will miss you, Dad, and we love you. Thank you for being you.


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Donna Watkins
Marion, AR
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Thursday, March 25, 2021

He was a gentleman. Always with respect. I’m so blessed to know him. I’m praying for the family. I know he’s in Heaven. RIP Mr. Dunkin

Rebecca Curle
West Memphis, AR
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Monday, March 22, 2021

My family and I are very sorry for your loss and are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if you need anything.

Karen Hall
Cordova, TN
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Sunday, March 21, 2021

My deepest sympathy!! Love and prayers to the family!!

David and Sheila Gross
Ellenwood, GA
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Saturday, March 20, 2021

We didn’t know Bill very well, but we appreciate how much he loved his family and how happy he made Joyce. We understand your sorrow and praying for strength in the days to come. Love y’all.

Lynn Owen
Atoka, TN
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Saturday, March 20, 2021

I didn’t know Bill very well but knowing Joyce and Scott for many years I knew he had to be a very special man. Joyce, Scott and family you have my love and prayers.

Always
Lynn

Kate Stall
West Memphis, AR
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Saturday, March 20, 2021

So sorry for your family’s loss! God’s peace be with you

Gina Griffin Bellaire
Cordova, TN
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Saturday, March 20, 2021

I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you all, especially for the beautiful grandchildren who will miss out on the presence of such a wonderful spirit. All will be in my prayers.

Kenneth Dunkin
Robertsdale, AL
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Saturday, March 20, 2021

I knew him as Billy when we were growing up. He was my cousin on Dad’s side of the family. We made many memories as kids, that we looked back upon during our many nightly chats via computer. We had plans to meet up once again in the country where we made many of our childhood memories, but as some of us have learned, for whatever reason, God intervenes for reasons unknown to us upon this Earth. RIP CUZ. I will miss our chats......❤️

Janie Roberts
Cabot, AR
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Friday, March 19, 2021

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

Lynn and Brenda
West Memphis, AR
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Friday, March 19, 2021

You are missed our friend. Fly with the 😇

Cindy Dunkin Taylor
Adger, AL
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Friday, March 19, 2021

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Steven Mckinnon
West memphis, AR
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Friday, March 19, 2021

Bill was a fine person,a really dedicated family man and will be greatly missed.

Davi Bassford
Marion, AR
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Friday, March 19, 2021

Bill was a really good friend and I also worked with him in law enforcement. Bill loved talking guns and politics and those conversations will be missed. RIP Bull and prayers for your family