Paul Marshall Dunn

Paul Marshall Dunn, 69, of Buxton, NC died Wednesday February 15, 2023, at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC.

Born in Jacksonville, Florida on April 1, 1953, he was the son of Claire M. Dunn and the late Stephen F. Dunn

Paul attended Brevard Community College earning an education in carpentry and woodworking. For over 40 years, he spent his career as a commercial fisherman.

Paul and Dorothy loved traveling .They met each other in Florida while surfing , got married ,  bought a small sailboat shortly after they were married and had many adventures eventually sailing to  Hatteras Island.  Paul got a job commercial fishing and Dorothy just happy to be near an ocean.  They began a family together, built a house where they spent almost 49 years together. Yearly vacations were important to Paul and his family. They traveled up and down the east coast and would visit the west coast for skiing and snowboarding. Spring, summer, and fall were spent on the beach surfing, boating, fishing, and relaxing.

Paul was a friend to all and will be dearly missed on Hatteras Island. He loved his children and family deeply.

In addition to his wife, Dorothy J Dunn  and sister Kim Tennant he is survived by his two children Shannon and Shaun Dunn. Shannon is married to Erick Oneal and they have two children Mikaela and Kaiden. Shannon has taken over Paul’s commercial fishing boat The Shannon D.  Shaun is married to Victoria and also continued in the fishing industry with a charter boat named Dunn Deal.  Paul’s legacy will live on through them.  He was very proud of his children.

Paul was preceded in death by his mother and father, Claire Dunn and Stephen Dunn , two sisters, Bonnie Braden and Jean Bryant; and two brothers, Stephen and Murray Dunn.

A celebration of Paul’s life will be held at a later date.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at