Harold V. Dunnegan, the son of the late Harry and Ruby West Dunnegan, was born near Bell City on Feb. 14, 1923, and died at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at the age of 82.
On June 5, 1948, he was married to Wilma Baker, and she survives of the home near Bloomfield. Other survivors include one daughter, Wilma Lea Tiedemann of Branson; three grandchildren, Todd Harold Tiedemann of Branson, Lisa Tiedemann Brasher of Deatsville, Ala., and Dana Tiedemann Silvey of White City, Ala.; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Dean Dunnegan of Bowling Green, Ky.
Mr. Dunnegan was a veteran of World War II. He was in the 505th Parachute Infantry of the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army and received the Purple Heart. Mr. Dunnegan was wounded in Mook, Holland, on Sept. 20, 1944, near Nijmegan, Holland, where his best friend Mac Carney Ward died in battle and is buried.
Mr. Dunnegan was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and was of the General Baptist faith. He received holy communion before his death. He will be deeply missed and remembered by all who knew him.
Graveside rites were held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, at Gravel Hill Cemetery with Rev. Don Lafferty officiating.
Arrangements are made by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.