Robert Dunavin

Robert “Bobby” Lee Dunavin, 63 passed away on January 3, 2013 after an extended illness at his home in Madeira Beach, Florida.  

Bobby was born August 4th, 1949 in Mammoth Springs, Arkansas to Paul & Ruth Dunavin.  

He grew up in a loving home in Desoto, KS surrounded by a large family and was known for his laughter and humor.  He graduated from Desoto High School in 1967.  

After graduation he served 18months in the army during the Vietnam War and remained proud of the service he had given to his country throughout his life.  

He was formerly employed by General Motors and had been a member of Millwright Union #1529 for a number of years.

He was previously married to Rhetta Miller and is survived by their two children; Martin Dunavin, Aurora, Oregon and Melody (Steve) Buchholz, and three grandchildren all of Eudora.  

He lived the majority of his life in the Eudora area and had recently moved to Florida to be close to family and be near the beach which he greatly enjoyed.  

He is also survived by a sister Paula D. Guffey, Perry and six brothers; L.D., Pittsburg, Mo., Daniel K., Winter Haven, FL., Terry L., Las Cruces, NM., Roddy D., Perry, Ks., and Dennis R. and Gary K. of Eudora along with numerous nieces and nephews and extended family members.  He was preceded in death by his parents Paul & Ruth Dunavin and his sister Jean Colley.   

***Memorial Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Warren-McElwain Morutary – Eudora Chapel.  Military Graveside Inurnment will follow in the Eudora Cemetery.  The family will greet friends at the Chapel an hour prior to services.  

The family suggests memorials in his name to Paralyzed Veteran’s of America and may be sent in care of the mortuary. 

15 Condolences

  1. John & Donna Sieber Sr. on January 10, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Melody & Martin & Family,

    We wanted you to know how
    sorry we are for the loss
    of your Dad. He was truly
    loved by so many. We send
    our heartfelt sympathy.

    John & Donna Sieber Sr.
    John & Lori Sieber Jr.
    The McDaniel Family

  2. Sharon Bryant on March 14, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    I loved being Bobs Neighbor in Madeira Beach. He often times reminded me of the military days and also of how important family was. He often spoke of his children and how he wished he could have been closer to them. God Bless you Bob and may you rest in peace.

  3. Charles and Peggy Tidd on March 20, 2013 at 8:36 am


  4. Charles and Peggy Tidd on March 20, 2013 at 8:37 am


  5. Jeannette Bryant on March 20, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Melody and Martin, I am sorry for your loss, but I am sure your father was very proud of you and loved you very much.
    good thoughts to you.

  6. Patrick & Amy Rooney on March 20, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    We are sorry to hear about your loss! If there is anything we can do please let us know! You guys are in our prayers!

  7. Kris Long Canady on March 20, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    A truly sad ending…very sorry for your loss.

  8. Rusty Courtney on March 20, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    sorry for your loss, Martin and Mel.

  9. Eva Cardiff Baker on March 21, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    I want to extend my sincere sympathy to Bobby’s family. I hadn’t seen him in a number of years, but first met him in 1965. He was friend to my brother, Carl Busse, my sister JoAnn Furman. We all lived in Sunflower in the 60’s. He was a lot of fun! We all send our sympathy.

  10. Harry M Buchholz Jr on March 21, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    So sorry for your loss Mel & family.

  11. Tom and Candace Willis and Family on March 21, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Very sorry for your loss Martin and Mel, I always liked “Bobby D”.

  12. Tom Tucker on March 22, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Terry, I’m sorry to learn of the loss of your brother. I never met him however if he was like you he was a heck of a guy. FYI – I maintain the Eudora Cemetery directory. Bobby will be listed as a Veteran on the directory and will have a flag placed by his grave on Memorial Day.
    Your Friend, Tom Tucker

  13. Dianne Ellenberger on March 23, 2013 at 7:53 am

    So sorry to learn of Bobby’s passing and want to extend my sympathies to all the Dunavin families. I have many fond memories of when we all ran around together whether partying, being at the lake or just getting together to visit and have fun. I always think of cheeseburgers when I think of Bobby. Those were really fun filled days!

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