Lee Addison Dunn, age 83, of 98 Ferrol Avenue, Clifton Forge, Virginia passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at LewisGale Hospital – Alleghany in Low Moor, Virginia.
Lee was born May 15, 1939, in Vago, West Virginia to the late Norman Jake and Mabel Lee Hughes Dunn. He was named Valedictorian of the 1957 graduating class of Frankford High School, where he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in 1961 and his master’s degree in 1966, both from West Virginia University, majoring in Physical Education and minoring in Mathematics. Following college, he served as a math teacher for Fort Ashby in West Virginia, then moved to Alleghany County and began teaching and coaching for Alleghany County Public Schools. In his tenure at Alleghany, he coached J. V. Football for ten years, and served as an assistant baseball coach under Joe Carpenter for 15 years, helping to lead the Colts to the state championship in 1975. He also handled responsibilities such as running the clock and the P.A. system for the soccer, basketball, volleyball and wrestling teams at Alleghany High School for 40 years. He retired in 1996 after 30 years but returned to substitute for another 7. He held a place in the Alleghany County Sports Hall of Fame and the Alleghany County High School Sports Hall of Fame and was also a member of the NEA, BEA, and AEA. He was an avid fan of West Virginia University sports and the Atlanta Braves baseball team and was a lifelong member of Central United Methodist Church, where he was head usher and the Sunday School secretary.
In addition to his parents, Lee was preceded in death by a sister, Dottie Miles, and two brothers, Billy Ray Dunn and Jerry Dunn.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret “Peggy” Osborne Dunn of Clifton Forge; two daughters, LeeAnna Tyler, and husband Todd, of Clifton Forge, and Ruth Arthurs, and husband Ron, of Loganville, GA; three grandchildren, Tony Angell of Clifton Forge, Travis Tyler of Roanoke, and Damon Arthurs of Loganville, GA; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge with Reverend Bill Gilliland and Mr. Chris Fisher officiating. Following the service, his body will be cremated. The family will visit with friends on Saturday morning from 9:30 AM until the time of service at Nicely Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to Central United Methodist Church, 416 Church Street, Clifton Forge, VA 24422.
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