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Junior Arthur Vandyke
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Obituary for Junior Arthur Vandyke

Junior Arthur Vandyke, 85 years of age of Vansant, VA, passed away Friday, July 20, 2018 in Buchanan General Hospital. Born July 5, 1933 in Vansant, VA, he was the son of the late Arthur Vandyke and Polly Ann Sisk Vandyke.

Junior enjoyed horseback riding, hunting, gardening and spending time with his family. He was of the Christian faith, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Junior “June Bug” Vandyke, sisters Bell Anderson, Pauline Copenhaven, Cindy Auxter, Martha Street, Mary Cox and Ruthie Vandyke, brothers Clarence, Estel, Carl and Link Vandyke.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Survivors include his loving wife of fifty-two years Martha Marie Massey Vandyke of Vansant, VA; daughters Leisha Adkins and husband Jimmy of Vansant, VA, Polly Sizmore of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren Tonya Stiltner and Erica Stiltner both of Vansant, VA; great-grandchildren Ayden Stiltner and Colten Stiltner; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service for Junior Arthur Vandyke will be held at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Monday, July 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Elder Shawn Dotson officiating. Burial will follow in the Baldwin Cemetery, Baldwin Mountain Road, Vansant, VA.

The family requests western wear, cowboy boots, hats and show shirts to be worn during the services.

Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Adkins, Nathan O’Quinn, Adam Deel, Ron Charles, Travis Mitchell and Scotty Stiltner.

Honorary pallbearers will be Moe O’Quinn, Roger Street, Mike Boyd and David Stiltner.

The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Sunday, July 22nd after 6:00 p.m. with evening service to be held at 7:00 p.m.

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The family of Junior Arthur Vandyke 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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11:00 AM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Cemetery Details


Baldwin Mountain Cemetery

Baldwin Mountain
Dry Fork Road
Vansant, Virginia 24656


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