Karen Jo Dunagan Wilson Smith – Obituary

By  | November 1, 2017 | Filed under: Cullman Funeral Home, Obituaries

Karen Jo Dunagan Wilson Smith passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at Huntsville Hospital. She was a member of Hartselle First Baptist Church.

Visitation will be Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 11am-1pm at Cullman Funeral Home; with funeral services to follow. Interment will be at Welti Cumberland Presbyterian cemetery. Pastor Clayton Speed and brother Charles Shaddix will be presiding.

Karen was born October 1, 1944 to William E. Dunagan and Lera Gay Wright Dunagan in Crowell, Texas. Karen graduated from Fairview high school, in Cullman county in 1962. She then went to UAB School of Radiological Technology and graduated in 1967. Over the next forty years she worked in Huntsville and Cullman Alabama, Plainview, Texas, Louisville, Kentucky and Kankakee, Illinois.

Karen had a great interest in family genealogy and devoted much of her time to this pursuit. Needless to say, she was very interesting to talk with. She was a fine person and very generous with her time and resources. She loved all people but especially her family, church family and friends. She shall be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Karen is survived by her children, Robert Bryan Wilson of Hartselle, Alabama and Keegan Spencer Smith of Jackson, Michigan; grandchildren, Stella Sims and Elih Wilson of Hatton, Alabama; brother,Roger Dunagan (wife Connie), of Decatur, Alabama, sister, Lynn Dunagan, of Florence, Alabama, niece, Erin Dunagan, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Pallbearers are Joe Teachout, Tommy Cobb, Robert Berry, Michael Howse, Michael Wilson and Matthew Kilgore.

The family would like to express special thanks to Hartselle First Baptist Church for being such wonderful, caring people to Karen and for the untold acts of kindness that was shown to her. Also, to DCI Dialysis Center in Decatur, Alabama, for all the years of providing excellent care, and to the doctors and staff of the Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit of Huntsville Hospital.

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