George "Ronnie" Dunkum

George "Ronnie" Dunkum

May 19, 1940 - December 06, 2009

George "Ronnie" Dunkum

May 19, 1940 - December 06, 2009


Dunkum, George Ronnie, 69, of Chesterfield, went to the Lord on Sunday, December 6, 2009, after a lifelong battle with heart disease. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Parker Allen Johnson. He is survived by his beloved wife of 19 years, Gwen Major Dunkum; daughters Kimberly Michelle Dunkum and her fiancé Chris Tatro, Krystal Gayle Johnson and her husband Christopher; grandchildren Chase Cashion and Hunter Wayne; and his two beloved dogs, Killer and Bear. Ronnie had two dedicated friends, Andy Neagle and Herman Hood. He worked for the City of Richmond for 30 years and retired from the Electrical Inspection Department in 1988. Ronnie volunteered and was a life member of Manchester Volunteer Rescue Squad. He served the organization in one capacity or another since 1961. He also loved camping, hunting, and his Broncos. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Road (Rte. 10). His funeral service will be Thursday at 2 pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Dale Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Manchester Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 198, Chesterfield, VA 23832.

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3 responses to George "Ronnie" Dunkum

  1. The first time I met Ronnie was, of course, at Manchester Station 1. I was new to the squad and getting accustomed to the duty routine, which mainly consisted of a detailed unit check and cursory building cleanup with some calls thrown in the mix. Ronnie was one of those folks that you almost always expected to see during the course of a day at Manchester.Ronnie struck me as not much of a talker at first, but then I made the mistake of asking about his Bronco. It was like tapping an oil well, as a wealth of knowledge spewed forth. Everything from his efforts to restore them, the differences between the model years, to assisting his own family members get hooked on them. Passion is what he had and that is the same way he approached his commitment to the squad. My guess is that his passion is still carrying his spirit today, cruising the streets of heaven in a Bronco. God speed brother…

  2. Trudy and I were sorry to hear about Ronnie passing away. When he and you in the Motor Home passed by our House at the entrance to Afton Subdivision, we always wished we were going camping to. We will make a contribution to Manchester Rescue Squad per Ronnie’s request. You are in our prayers.

    Sincerely, Terry A. Wilmoth

  3. Gene Toler says:

    I am sorry to learn about Ronnie’s passing. May the Lord bless you and yours with all that you may stand in need of at this time of your loss.

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