Bobby Grey Dunham Obituary

Date of Birth:

Saturday, November 1st, 1930

Date of Death:

Monday, October 30th, 2006

Funeral Home:

Brown Funeral Home
327 West King St.
Martinsburg, West Virginia, UNITED STATES


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


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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