William V. "Bill" Dunning

William V. "Bill" Dunning

Suffolk, VA
01.28.1942 - 01.06.2021
Woodland, NC

William V. “Bill” Dunning, 78, of Woodland, NC, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021 with his beloved wife by his side. He served the cities of Norfolk and Suffolk, retiring as Deputy Chief of the Suffolk Police Department in 1996.

Bill is survived by his wife, Daisy Jenkins, of Roxobel, NC; two daughters, Donna McIntosh (Stuart) and DeeDee Lauver (Danny, Jr.); a granddaughter, Niki Forrester and three great grandchildren, Cambria, Tripp and Daisie all of Suffolk, VA. Survivors also include a step-granddaughter, Louise Hilton (Steve) and two step-great grandchildren, Amy and Emma of Southern England, UK.

A memorial service will be held at Covenant United Methodist Church, Chesapeake, VA at a later date, pending Covid restrictions.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Covenant UMC, 2004 Dock Landing Rd. Chesapeake, VA 23321 or to Suffolk FOP Lodge #41, PO Box 1306, Suffolk, VA 23439.  R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com.



Mrs. Dunning,
My heart aches for you & your family. I always looked forward to seeing Mr. Dunning at his appointments & he loved giving all of us a hard time. I think he had just as much fun when we gave it right back to him! Keeping you & your family in my thoughts & prayers.

Kim @ Dr. Browne's office

Daisy, Donna and DeeDee,

So sorry to hear of Billy’s passing, we both have very fond memories of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and if you need anything, do not hesitate to contact us.

Fred & Lois Panton

I knew DC Dunning when several of the local police departments were working on a regional technology project in the early 1990s. He was a great guy. He brought baked beans to one of our meetings and it was a hit. My wife still makes his recipe to this day. We refer to it as Captain Dunning’s Baked Beans. My condolences to his family.

Tom Mitchell

Bill Dunning was one of a kind, and always a pleasure to see. His teasing and sense of humor defined him as a man who loved people. Thank you, Dunning Ladies, for sharing Bill with us. He will be missed by many.

Andy Black

So sorry for your lose of you husband. My late husband Freddie (Mac) McCartney worked with your husband in Norfolk and Nansemond, before leaving to work for the USPS. He often talk about his days as a police officer and would often mention your husband in those stories.
May the Lord hold you in his loving arms during this time of sadness🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 God Bless you and your family
Lisa McCartney

Lisa McCartney

I loved working for him, he was the epitome of Suffolk's Finest, he will be truly missed.

Sam Coco

My deepest and heartfelt sympathies to your family at this time.

Fran Schilli

Bill was my initial contact when I was hired and immediately went undercover. He was always available and throughout my career, there for me. He was the consummate supervisor and a mentor to do many officers. I was deeply saddened to learn of his passing. I have fond memories of Bill Dunning. My condolences to Daisy and the family. He will be missed.

Wally Bunker

We are so sorry to learn of Bill’s loss. We came to know him when he was a major in the Suffolk Police Department. He was a tremendous help to us in dealing with some serious neighborhood issues. We had nothing but respect for him. Sending our deepest condolences to all his loved ones.

Bucky and Kay Hurley

While I have never met Bill Dunning in Person. I have always felt that somewhere down the line that We might have been related since my family was from Aulander North Carolina. My deepest condolences to All of His Family Members...

Michael Dunning

Michael Dunning

My condolences to you and your family.

S. Dane Scott

Good man, good cop, good friend.

Hugh West and Carolyn west McGuire

Daisy, big hugs for your heart. I met Bill many, many years ago on my way to work one day. His first words to me were, "Little lady why are you in such a hurry to get to work?" I replied. "Well Sir, it is Tuesday and I thought all the Two Zone folks were in GDC". We all had some great times in our FOP Lodge. Thank you Sir for your service. Rest in Peace.


Dear Daisy and Family,
On behalf of the City of Suffolk Treasurer's Office, I want to extend to you our sincerest sympathy on the loss of Bill. He was a long time friend and was dedicated to serving the City of Suffolk. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer and Office Staff

Ronald H. Williams

Daisy, Donna and DeeDee,
We were surprised and saddened to learn that Bill had passed away. Our thoughts are with all of you.

Bill and June

Bill and June Felton

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
I was blessed by The Almighty to have served under the tutelage and leadership of Major Dunning! Mrs. Dunning and Family, may God grant you His Shalom (His Peace) during this your time of mourning.

Senior Police Officer Tom Phippins Suffolk Police Department Retired

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