Rex Dunn of Waurika, Okla.

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Rex Lee Dunn, 56, of Waurika, Okla., passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in Duncan Okla., after a long battle with cancer.

Rex Dunn

Funeral service will be Thursday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. at Coyote Hills Arena with Rev. Jason Ebenhack and Rev. Mike Bernhardt officiating. Burial will be in the Hastings Cemetery under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Waurika.

Mr. Dunn was born Dec. 31, 1955 in Wichita Falls to Jesse Lee and Hazel Lorene (Rater) Dunn. He graduated from Waurika High School in 1974 and attended college at Murray State University in Tishomingo. He married Tracie Chisum in Hastings, Okla., on May 28, 1989. Rex was owner and operator of Coyote Hills Rodeo Company and Fighting Bulls. He was a rodeo clown and professional bullfighter for more than 16 years, and a bullfighting mentor developing Coyote Hills Bullfighting Schools. He was also a fighting bull stock contractor, breeding and suppling the most fierce and aggressive Mexican fighting bulls in the professional Bullfighters Circuit. Rex was selected to work three National Finals Rodeos (1983,1985 and 1986), two Canadian Finals Rodeos and 13 circuit finals over a 16-year bullfighting career. He was also selected as PRCA Clown of the Year in 1985. He raised Howdy Doody, the 1997 Fighting Bull of the Year. He was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2010 and was the first person to be placed in the hallowed hall in three different categories – clown, bullfighter and stock contractor. Mr. Dunn was a member of the Addington, Okla., Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his father Jessie Lee Dunn, mother Lorene Dunn Brandon, and stepfather Glen Brandon.

Survivors include his wife Tracie of the home; two sons, Jace Dunn and Kyote Dunn of the home; and a brother, Chuck Dunn and wife Jackie of Petrolia.

Memorials can be made to a charity of choice.

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