Services are set for Thursday for former Public Service (PSC) Commissioner Terry Dunn. He died on January 22 in Gadsden at age 64.

A visitation will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Collier-Butler Funeral Home in Gadsden. A funeral follows at 11 a.m. at the same location.

Dunn was elected to the PSC, place two, in 2010 and served a four-year term.

In 2013, he proposed holding formal hearings on utility rate increase requests rather than the "rate stabilization" formula to set rates. He did not get a second for his proposal on the three-member commission, and it died.

In 2014, Dunn was defeated for re-election by Chip Beeker, Greene County Commission chairman.  Beeker continues to serve on the PSC until this time.

Dunn served the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind as a longtime member of the board of trustees and its vice president. He successfully led a fight for the deaf community to keep $34 million for their Alabama Dual Relay Board.

Dunn was a general contractor. He got his big break with contracts with the Bruno brothers of Birmingham.

Dunn is survived by his wife, Alicia Dunn and daughter Andrea Dunn of Southside.

Life photos of Terry Dunn and family can be found here.

Jim Zeigler is a former Alabama Public Service Commissioner and State Auditor. You can reach him for comments at [email protected].

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