Bobby Grey Dunham
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Bobby Grey Dunham

November 01, 1930 - October 30, 2006

Bobby Grey Dunham

November 01, 1930 - October 30, 2006

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Obituary for Bobby Grey Dunham

Bobby Grey Dunham, 75, of Back Creek Valley, went to be with the Lord Monday, October 30, 2006 at the VA Medical Center. He was born November 1, 1930 in Hedgesville, the son of the late Harwood and Pearl Mason Dunham. He was a lifelong resident of Glengary in Back Creek Valley except for time served in the military. A veteran of the U. S. Army, he served during the Korean War as a medic on the front lines. He was owner and operator of Bobby Dunham's Sawmill at Glengary. He was co-founder of the Circle of Love Church and founder and director of Circle of Love Free Food Distribution which he founded 20 years ago by divine direction of our Lord and Savior. Bobby served as President of Winning Souls to Jesus Crusade Team under Rev. Donald Scruggs of Winchester, VA, for nine years. He was former Republican Executive Committee Chairman of Berkeley County, and past president of Berkeley County Republican Club. He was a member of Back Creek Valley Council #15, Junior Order of American Mechanics, and served on the Berkeley County Farm Bureau Board of Directors for two terms. In 1996 Bobby was named by then Governor Gaston Caperton as West Virginia Man of the Year in festivities at the Civic Center in Charleston. In 2002 Bobby was South Berkeley Man of the Year. He is survived by his wife, Rev. Dottie Dunham; three sons, Bobby Shively of Hamtramack of MI, John Shively of Port Orchard, WA, and James C. Shively, Sr., of Glengary; two daughters, Rhonda Parkinson and husband, Wayne of Glengary and Beth Feagans and husband, Bruce of Inwood; 12 grandchildren, Billy and Stephanie Shively of Michigan, Stephen and Tara Shively of Washington State, James C. Shively, Jr., of Flint, MI, Levi Parkinson of Gerrardstown; Colton Parkinson of Glengary, Guy and Teffany Parkinson of SD, Summer Shively of Glengary and Allen and Allison Feagans of Inwood; great-granddaughter, Breann Shively of Flint, MI; two brothers and their wives, Max and Violet Dunham and Glen Donald and Patsy Dunham, all of Glengary; Father-in-law, Curtis Markle of Glengary, Brother-in-law, Harry Bailey and wife, Carroll of Glengary; Sisters-in-law, Jane, Betty and Nellie Dunham and Frances Markle; daughter-in-law, Mary Shively of Glengary; close and dear friends, Boyd and Mary Ann Dick, and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Silver Dunham; five brothers, Floyd, Ollen, Bruce, Paul, and Eugene Dunham and three sisters, Evelyn Parsons, Azealea Bailey and Maxine Dunham. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at the Brown Funeral Home's South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood with Rev. Lane Fishel, Dave Brannon and Rev. Dave Alter officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery with military graveside honors. The family will receive friends at the South Berkeley Chapel on Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Service by Council #15, Junior Order of American Mechanics will be held at the funeral chapel at 7 pm on Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Circle of Love Church, 1487 Back Creek Valley Road, Hedgesville, WV 25427.

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