DUNKLEY, James Edward Sr. died October 27, 2009

James Edward Dunkley Sr., 93, of Wytheville, Va., died on Tuesday, October 27, 2009. He was the son of the late Edward and Jessie Gleaves Dunkley. Jim was a former member of the Wythe County Board of Supervisors, American Legion Post #9, and Ivanhoe Masonic Lodge #235. He attended Crockett's Chapel United Methodist Church and served in the 8th Army Airforce from 1942 to 1945, as well as 30 months in England. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Vaught Dunkley; and two sisters, Julia Courtney and Helen Dunkley. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Donnie Pattison, of Wytheville, Kay Dunkley, of Stuart, Susan and Russell Fisher, of Wytheville, and Helen and Harry Moore, of Cripple Creek; son and daughter-in-law, James E. "Jimmy" Dunkley Jr., of Cripple Creek and Jacqueline Dunkley, of Collinsville; seven grandchildren, Jill and Todd Brewster, Jamie and Amy Dunkley, Kelly and Robbie Thomas , Jeff Dunkley, Jon Fisher , Jessica Moore, and Jared Fisher; two greatgrandchildren, Meagan Brewster and Shania Thomas; two nieces, Ann Lankford and Julia C.


Middleton; and one nephew, Lewis Courtney III. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, October 30, 2009, in Crockett's Chapel United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Jeff Callahan. Interment will follow in the Gleaves Family Cemetery. The American Legion Post #9 will conduct Military Graveside Rites. The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 29, 2009, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crockett's Chapel UMC Building Fund, c/o Tena Bass, 4726 Cripple Creek Road, Cripple Creek, Va. 24322. Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.