Theron Gaylon Dunaway

January 29, 1932, August 03, 2019

Gaylon Dunaway

Theron Gaylon Dunaway, 87, of Winnie, died Saturday, August 3, 2019, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. He was born on January 29, 1932, to Lucy Belle Stokes and Thomas Delmar Dunaway, in Eagle Pass.

Gaylon was in the United States Navy during the Korean War and achieved the rank of Yeoman Second Class. He was the founder and owner of T. Gaylon Dunaway, CPA, which later became the Certified Public Accounting Firm of Dunaway and Willis, and received a fifty-year recognition from the state of Texas for his years of service.  He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Winnie, where he served as a deacon, choir director, treasurer, and Sunday School teacher during his time there. Over the years, he was also an active member in the community, where he served as a member of the school board, on the bank board of directors, Texas Rice Festival treasurer, and much more.

Survivors include his wife of sixty-two years, Mary Louise Dunaway, of Winnie; son, Scott Carl Dunaway, and his wife, Analyn, of Negros Occidental, Philippines; daughter, Lisa Gayle Franzen, and her husband, Steve, of Winnie; grandchildren, Brandon Dunaway and his wife, Kylee; Jason Dunaway and his wife, Monica; Kirbi Tharp and her husband, Matt; Shelby Franzen; Mallory Simon and her husband, Sammy; and Alexandria Dunaway; great-grandchildren, Charlie Dunaway, Canyon Dunaway, Cambrie Dunaway, Emme Tharp and Maeve Tharp; brother, C.E. Dunaway; nephews, Tommy and Carel Dunaway; and niece, Lynda Young.

He is preceded in death by his parents, T. D. and Lucy Belle “Dude” Dunaway.

A gathering of Mr. Dunaway’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 5, 2019, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer, Winnie. His funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Winnie, with his interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 120 West Pear Avenue, Winnie, Texas 77665.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive- Winnie, TX 77665
Monday, August 05, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
First Baptist Church of Winnie
120 East Pear Winnie, TX 77665
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Fairview Cemetery
223 Cemetery Dr Winnie, TX 77665

Comments (25)

  • Shirley Bryson

    13 August 2019 at 17:21 | #

    My thoughts have been with you MaryLoise since I heard of Gaylan’s passing. Will continue to be.


  • Betty Peebles

    09 August 2019 at 20:59 | #

    So sorry to hear about Mr. Sunday's passing. He was an exceptional person. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


  • Arlene Kilgore Gaspard and Roy Gaspard

    09 August 2019 at 19:04 | #

    Mary Louise and family,
    Please accept our very heartfelt condolences on the passing of Gaylon. May God bestow comfort and peace during this difficult time.


  • Brenda Evans

    08 August 2019 at 22:39 | #

    Sending my condolences


  • Pat and Rick Hutchings

    08 August 2019 at 12:07 | #

    We are so sorry for your loss. Rick and I thought highly of him. He always had time to stop and talk when you would run into him at the post office or elsewhere in town. He will be missed.


  • Janna Kunefke

    07 August 2019 at 03:39 | #

    Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.


  • Glenda Kolb

    07 August 2019 at 02:12 | #

    Shocked and saddened to read he passed away. I always enjoyed him picking on me everytime we would see each other. He will be forever remembered. Love and prayers to a very special family.


  • Bart K. McDonald

    06 August 2019 at 13:45 | #

    What a great man we have lost. I will always remember his warm smile, affirming spirit and his laugh. Our condolences as you grieve his passing.


  • Donnie & Tammy Patterson

    06 August 2019 at 00:51 | #

    Prayers for the entire family. Always enjoyed time spent visiting with Mr Dunaway. Such a gentlemen and a pleasure to be around. He will be missed by many.


  • Molly Copeland

    05 August 2019 at 22:02 | #

    Such a wonderful man and they were a beautiful couple. He will be missed. My prayers for Mary Louise and family.


  • Theresa Childers

    05 August 2019 at 20:32 | #

    Such a wonderful and Godly man, he will be missed by many. Thankfully I have had the pleasure to meet such an amazing man! May he rest in peace and I pray for peace and comfort for the family!


  • Rickie Jo Austin

    05 August 2019 at 19:57 | #

    To the entire family of Gaylon ,
    His contagious laugh, warm spirit and love for God is what I remember of Gaylon. He helped me out when I first started my Christian walk at FBC back in 1999 I believe it was by renting me a apartment. Gaylon was always so nice to me and I will always be appreciative of him.
    He led the best Wednesday night Bible studies and I loved sitting under his teaching.s.
    Please accept my sincere condolences.


  • Pat and Lois Plaia

    05 August 2019 at 16:20 | #

    So sorry to hear of Gaylon's passing. He will be greatly missed., most by his family and friends, but also the community and church he supported so well. I have missed the wonderful times associating with Gaylon and Mary Louise, those insightful conversation we frequently enjoyed with each other. He will be sorely missed.


  • Jerri Matlock McCown

    05 August 2019 at 12:49 | #

    Lisa and family, so very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all


  • Kimberly Glenn

    05 August 2019 at 12:43 | #

    Dumaway family I am so sorry about yall lost. Praying for y'all


  • Juanita Viator

    05 August 2019 at 09:02 | #

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow. Gaylon will be greatly missed by all that knew him. One of the nicest person I had the pleasure of knowing.


  • Nigel and Misty Heinrich

    05 August 2019 at 04:04 | #

    Prayers for the family. Mr Gaylon was a wonderful man who had a great heart. He will truly be missed


  • Mary Stearman

    05 August 2019 at 03:06 | #

    Wonderful Christian brother, always joyful. I know you will miss him greatly as will many of us, but I am glad his beautiful mansion was completed and he is dwelling painlessly with our heavenly father.


  • Mr. & Mrs. L.W. Tharp Family

    05 August 2019 at 02:09 | #

    Condolences to Mary Louise Dunaway and family, he was a dear person to all he befriended. Rest In Peace......


  • David Rabalais

    04 August 2019 at 20:31 | #

    very sorry to hear of his passing, he was a great man who helped me through one of the toughest times of my life, he will never be forgotten


  • Don & Paula Johnson

    04 August 2019 at 20:15 | #

    I didn’t know him long, but it didn’t take long to love him and know that he had a heart for Jesus.
    Gaylon, you will be greatly missed.


  • Pat and Ted Mitchrll

    04 August 2019 at 17:51 | #

    Prayers for all. We will miss you


  • Doug and Sandy Choate

    04 August 2019 at 13:04 | #

    Sending Prayers for Comfort


  • Lori Dudley

    04 August 2019 at 02:16 | #

    Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.


  • Kenneth Franzen, Robert & Greg Hanson

    03 August 2019 at 21:21 | #

    Our deepest condolences to the family. He was a very kind and respectful person.


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