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William Eldon Dunkum

April 14, 1927 ~ October 9, 2022 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Obituary

William Eldon Dunkum, 95, of Dillwyn, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2022. He was the loving husband of the late Edith Duty Dunkum for 60 years.

He was born on April 14th, 1927 to the late William Elijah and Rosa Belle LeSueur Dunkum. He was preceded in death by four brothers Joshua, Lennon, Archer, and Wilson Dunkum and five sisters Mildred Stanley, Ruth Jones, Beulah Old, Sarah Thomas and Pauline LeSueur.

He served in the U. S. Navy, cut pulpwood, was employed by Solite Corporation for over 20 years retiring as a Quarry Forman, and was a self-employed farmer raising hogs, turkeys, and beef cattle. He was an active member of Rocky Mount United Methodist Church. He enjoyed raising a vegetable garden and sharing it with friends and family. He enjoyed going to the ballpark and watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren playing sports.

He is survived by three children; son, Ronald Dunkum and his wife Mary Harris of Dillwyn; Ginger Dunkum Cobb and her husband David H. Cobb Jr. of Buckingham; and daughter Penny Catlett and her husband Clyde (Butch) Lewis Catlett Jr. of Scottsville. Five grand-children, Will Cobb, and wife Rebecca, Rebecca Cobb and Jason Bobb, Casey Dunkum Davis, and husband Ivan Davis III, Paul Harris, and wife Katie Doris, Jackie Lee Garrett, and husband Meade Garrett Sr.; and nine great-grandchildren Landon and Leigh Cobb, Katie and Logan Bobb, Ivan Price Davis IV, Cooper and Kai Harris, and Mia and Meade Garrett Jr. He was “Daddy El” to a special niece, Brenda Currier and many loving nieces and nephews.   

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, October, 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Dunkum Funeral home. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12th at Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, by Rev. Thomas Ray Dunkum and Rev. Jimmy Dunn with interment at Rocky Mount Church Cemetery.

Dillwyn Funeral Home, Dillwyn, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes contributions to the Rocky Mount Cemetery Fund. 

 


Services

Visitation
Tuesday
October 11, 2022

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

Funeral Service
Wednesday
October 12, 2022

11:00 AM
Dunkum Funeral Home
16923 Oak Street
Dillwyn, VA 23936

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
October 12, 2022

Rocky Mount Church Cemetery
348 Rocky Mount Road
Dillwyn, VA 23936

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