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James Edward Tyree, Sr.

May 14, 1949 ~ November 16, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

James Tyree, Sr. Obituary

James Edward Tyree, Sr., 74 of Dillwyn died peacefully on November 16, 2023. James was born May 14, 1949 in Schuyler, to the late Charles Edward and Mary Letha Snead Tyree. Serving first as a Virginia State Trooper, James retired in 1995 as a special investigator with the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation after 27 years.

James and his wife, Jean, have been an active part of the Buckingham Community for over 50 years and are members of Cedar Baptist Church. They were instrumental advocates for the renovation and expansion of the Buckingham County High School and for the creation of a second baseball field at Gene Dixon Park.  He served the youth of Buckingham County through the Boy Scouts and the Buckingham County Youth League. James served on Dillwyn Town Council for a number of years beginning in 2016. He was a past member of the Buckingham County Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Masonic Lodge in Dillwyn.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Virginia Napier; and two brothers, Kenneth “Snitty” Tyree and Herman Tyree.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Jean Banton Tyree; sons, James E. “Jimmy” Tyree, Jr. and his wife, June, Robert Tyree, Steve Tyree, Todd Shumaker and his wife, Joan and Chuck Shumaker; brother, Lewis “Pete” Tyree; sisters, Lois Shumaker and Linda Shumaker and grandchildren Jody Shumaker and his wife, Jordan, Hunter Shumaker, Ariyanna Tyree and Robbie Tyree.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 2 p.m. at the Dunkum Funeral Home. Interment, with Virginia State Police Honor Guard rites, will follow in the Cedar Baptist Church cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department.

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November 18, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dunkum Funeral Home
16923 Oak Street
Dillwyn, VA 23936

Funeral Service
November 19, 2023

2:00 PM
Dunkum Funeral Home
16923 Oak Street
Dillwyn, VA 23936

Interment following funeral service
November 19, 2023

Cedar Baptist Church Cemetery


Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department
P O Box 276, Dillwyn, VA 23936,


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