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Carl VanDyke, Jr. “Sonny”
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Obituary for Carl VanDyke, Jr. “Sonny”

Carl VanDyke, Jr. “Sonny” 74 years of age of Rowe, VA, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018 at his home. Born April 7, 1944 in Deel, VA, he was the son of the late Carl and Virgie Deel VanDyke.

Sonny was a charter member of New Life Fellowship, retired from Jewell Smokeless after twenty-three years of service, was owner/operator of VanDyke Paving and enjoyed working with his son’s company iGo Technology. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed fishing, but most of all spending time with his grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was a wonderful man that was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Jean Keene, and granddaughter, Chloe Grace Ratliff.

Survivors include his loving wife of fifty-four years, Geneva Lou Hess VanDyke of Rowe, VA; daughters Kim Ratliff and husband David of Cedar Bluff, VA, Nicole Snead and husband Josh of Rowe, VA; son Steve VanDyke and wife Karen of Rowe, VA; sister Janice Bartley of Greenville, TN; brother Jimmy VanDyke and wife Betty of Dayton, OH; grandchildren Matthew VanDyke, Emma Ratliff, Ethan Snead, Caleb Ratliff and Sophie Snead.

A Celebration of Life Service for Carl VanDyke, Jr. “Sonny” will be held at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Monday, June 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Wilson officiating. Entombment will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill, VA.

Active pallbearers will be Matthew VanDyke, Ethan Snead, Caleb Ratliff, Josh Snead, David Ratliff and Bill Jones.

Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of VanDyke Paving and iGo Technology.

The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Sunday, June 10, after 6:00 p.m. with evening service to be held at 7:00 p.m.

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The family of Carl VanDyke, Jr. “Sonny” have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain, VA.

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6:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

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2:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

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Greenhills Memory Gardens

11800 Governor G C Peery Hwy
Cedar Bluff, Virginia 24609


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