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.