James Richard Dungan, Sr.

April 8, 1944 - January 15, 2015

James Richard Dungan, Sr., age 70 of McKinney, Texas passed away January 15, 2015 in McKinney, Texas. He was born April 8, 1944 in McKinney, Texas to Joe and Sibyl (Ferguson) Dungan. James married Sharon Roach June 27, 1970 in McKinney, Texas. He was a member of Chestnut Community Church where he served as an Elder. James worked at Lonestar High School as an Attendant.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon K. Dungan of McKinney, Texas; two sons, James Richard Dungan, II and wife Sara of State College, Pennsylvania and Christopher Dungan of Dallas, Texas; brother, Joe D. Dungan, II and wife Kay of Plano, Texas; sister-in-law, Jan Dungan of Allen, Texas; nephew, Jeff Dungan and wife Kristin of Bryan, Texas and niece, Jeri Stephenson and husband Reese of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Sibyl Dungan.

A funeral service will be held Monday, January 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow in Allen, Texas.

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We will miss our kind, gentle, sweet friend, Richard. He is our brother-in-Christ,and our church will not be the same without him. While we rejoice that he is at home with the Lord, we know that this life without him is not as fun or as happy. We know that we will be reunited one day, and while we are waiting, we will love and support Sharon, and we will try to take care of her as Richard would want us to, and because we love her too. The outpouring of love over the last five days from all who knew him confirms that a man who loves God and shows it everyday can reach others and teach them that Jesus loves us. Millie Abbott, January 19, 2015 My deepest condolences to his family and friends. He has touched so many lives with his beautiful smile and, "Good Morning. Have a nice day", well wishes to his LSHS kiddos and their parents. Our mornings will never be the same, but we shall continue to remember the kindness he has gifted us through the years and that his light shall still shine down on us all. He will be sincerely missed. Rest In Peace, Mr. Dungan. Carolyn T. Snell, January 19, 2015 I'm a student at Lonestar Highschool, Mr.Dungan was like a family member of our lonestar nation each and every morning not matter too cold or too hot he would be standing out front with a smile and his coffee cup with a warm "good morning have a good day" he did this out of pure kindness even though us student didn't know him personally we felt close to him because of the short "good morning thank you" we would reply Mr.Dungan is greatly missed and his family is in my prayers. Maddie Cox, January 19, 2015 Mr. Dungan was a man who led thru example. We will all miss his smile and warm heart. Our loss is Heavens gain. My deepest sympathy to his family. Traci Griswold, January 19, 2015 "For years Richard greeted us every morning while we took our daughter to school, he was always without a doubt the most positive individual on campus. He will be forever missed...." Carl & Jennifer Braun , January 19, 2015 For the past two years there was a special man at Lonestar high school who always greated me and my daughter with a wave and a smile and started our day on a good note. Even though i didn't even know his name, I considered him a friend and knowing his greating would be there each morning made me feel the day was off to a good start. He will be missed. He has shown me how the little acts of kindness can affect each of our lives and how we may never know the impact of a smile, a wave, or just being there can mean so much to so many. David Haley, January 19, 2015 Awwww Richard. How will the heart of our world keep beating? For 3 1/2 years we've been greeted good morning and waved goodbye to in the afternoon. That smile was sunshine even in inclement weather. I pray for your family during this heartbreaking time and hope they truly know how very much you meant to every person inside and outside the campus at Lone Star High School. Elaine Harvey, January 18, 2015 Seeing Mr. Dungan in the morning before school was always the brightest part of my day. I'd often wake up in a bad mood, and continue to be in a bad mood until Mr. Dungan opened my car door for me and welcomed me to school with his beautiful bright smile. His kind words made my high school mornings so much better. He has taught me that one small act of kindness can make anyone's day so much better. He loved all of us so much, and I've never met anyone like him. I will always remember Mr. Dungan, and he will always have a place in my heart. Julia Zilio, January 18, 2015 Mr. Dungan was such a positive force at Lone Star. He taught the kids the impact of kindness, a friendly smile, and daily optimism. I am so grateful my child and other students had Mr. Dungan in their lives. He will be missed. Prayers for his family. Patti Miller, January 18, 2015 Every morning, when its a school day, I look forward to seeing Mr. Dungan. He is always ready to open the car door with a smile on his face. Then he wishes me a great day. He has been there in the rain and shine, hot and cold days. When my mom informed me of his passings on Thursday night, my heart was hurt. But I had to remember, God called an angel home. But Paul said, to be absent from the body, is to be present with the lord. I believe Mr. Dungan is with the Lord . Carl Jefferson, III , January 18, 2015 I still can't believe he is gone. He was such an amazing guy and I loved when he joined me and Sharon for dinner at Texas Roadhouse. He treated me like I was his daughter. My prayers go out to his family and Mrs.Dungan. He will be missed greatly. Amber Sladecek, January 17, 2015 Mr. Dungan's smile will remain forever be at the entrance of Lone Star High School, though now he will be smiling at us from a better place! Prayers for Mr. Dungan's family and the many friends that will miss him always! Donna Merrill, January 17, 2015 My daughters and I will miss Mr Dungan's smiling face and kind words every morning. He was such a nice and genuine person without fail everyday. He will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to his family. Kim Tutt, January 17, 2015 Richard was the kindest Christian man. Always friendly & offered a warm greeting when you saw him. Prayers for Sharon & family. Kay Goode, January 17, 2015 Mr. Dungan always knew how to brighten up anyone's day. He taught so many that little acts of kindness mean the most. Him and his infectious smile will be greatly missed at Lone Star. Macy Murphy, January 17, 2015 Lonestar High School will always miss this wonderful man. Our family looked forward to seeing his wonderful smile each day. Thank you God for letting us borrow this beautiful angel. Until we meet again in heaven. Melanie Gootman, January 17, 2015 Life will not be the same without "JR" but it has been much better because of a friend like him. His life was a guide for all of us to follow. Robert Graham, January 17, 2015 Richard's entire extended family at Lone Star feels his loss. You made our mornings bright and were an example to us all. As a friend said, God is the picker of the most bloomed beautiful flowers. Gigi Shamsy Raye , January 17, 2015 I never considered Mr. Duncan. Not once in my 2 odd years that I've known him. He was always just "that nice dude" in the beginning of my day, kindly opening the doors with a smile that seemed to warm the souls of the myriad of students he said a hearty "Good Morning" to. I even remember the last thing I said to him: "Good morning, sir." The same thing I've been saying for two years. And now he's passed. Only now do I miss his presence. Only now do I miss his cheerful greetings that seemed to put just a little more light to a gloomy morning, only now do I see he wasn't just a parking lot attendant; he was a guardian for us humble Lone Star kids, he was an everyday hero. I will honor the memory of this kind man, for the kindness he's shown us all. Rest in peace, Mr. Duncan Tony Ma, January 16, 2015 Mr.Dungan was the highlight of my day when he would help me out of my car and tell me good morning and have a nice day. He made everyone's day with his smile and lovely greetings. He will be greatly missed by everyone at lone star high school! Bailey LeeAnn Long, January 16, 2015 Mr. Richard my heart hurts today to hear what happened to you. Thank you for being the Star of Lonestar. I looked forward to your smile and your braving the elements for our children. God Bless you Stephanie Perry, January 16, 2015 Mr. Dungan had the smile of an angel. He was always waving and wishing us a great day. He will be greatly missed at LSHS. Thank you for starting ALL of our mornings off on a happy note. I know you're greeting every new angel that enters heaven with that wonderful smile! Crystal Parrish, January 16, 2015 Losing my mom on Wednesday and waking to news that Richard was taken from us Thursday is almost too much to bear! All I want to do is to be able to call Richard and ask him for advice on how our church can move on without him; he was a thoughtful man. Sunday church services are about worship, but Sundays for me was also about seeing his smile; he lit up any room he entered, and we all wanted to be where he was because his enthusiasm was infectious. God's ways are not our ways, but his taking Richard so much earlier than anyone would have guessed is a test for me and for our church where his absence will be felt for years. Rest in Peace my friend and hold a place beside you for me in that grand place where you are toda. Boyd L Stewart, II, January 16, 2015 Mr. Dungan was a loving husband, father and pet owner. He loved deeply n sincerely. His smile never failed to brighten up your day. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, coworkers and church family as they mourn the loss of such a wonderful man. Carol Ann Edwards, January 16, 2015 I didn't know Mr. Dungan personally, but every time I visited the Lone Star High School campus, I saw him in front of the school opening doors, smiling and telling everyone to have a great day. What a positive mentor he was to the students of Lone Star and what a legacy he has left behind. Love and prayers are with your family at this time. Julie Thomas, January 16, 2015 My son Charlie and I are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Richard was our sunshine in the morning and we will miss him. Lone Star HS Mary Ann Kalian, January 16, 2015 Will miss my friend Richard. Until we meet in Heaven. Not fair that Richard is getting lessons on Revelations from the "Master Professor"! Lonnie Abbott, January 16, 2015 Kindest gentleman I've EVER met or known! God rest his sweet, awesome soul! James Meroney, January 16, 2015 Mr. Dungan always made my day as I dropped off my children at school. He will be so greatly missed. Kim Gage, January 16, 2015 The world has lost an amazing man, we loved to see his smile each day when he opened the doors for the kids and always had encouraging words for them. Rest in peace Mr. Dungan...Lone Star will miss you dearly Shannon Stout, January 16, 2015 Richard was an amazing man of God, a man that I look up to, that others could look up to. There is no doubt that he loved God, his family, his country, and LSHS. I will miss hearing his prayers for our students and staff and his laughter. I am grateful that God allowed our paths to cross. Philippians 3:13-14 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Wendy Grandell, January 16, 2015 Mr Dungan gave the kids at Lone Star so much using his time to assist them every morning and afternoon. He made my day every morning with his kind smile and wave good bye. I am so sorry that I will not get to see him each morning. My deepest sympathy to the family. I am sure we only saw just 10% of what Mr Dungan gave back to everyone in his life. Amy Donohue , January 16, 2015