Carl Edwin Dunkle of Lavalette

Mr. Carl Edwin Dunkle, 84, of Lavalette, WV, husband of Helen Casto Dunkle, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2012 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the Lavalette United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with Revs. Gregory Godwin and Carol McKay officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, WV, with military graveside honors being given by Veterans Honor Guard, Post 16 officiating. He was born May 4, 1928 at Lavalette, WV a son of the late William F. and Claudia Bunn Dunkle. He was a Korean War Veteran, a retired Letter Carrier with the U. S. Postal Service, a member of the Nation Association of Letter Carriers, VFW Post #1064, the D.A.V., Lavalette United Methodist Church, where he served as a licensed Lay Speaker, and taught Sunday School for over 50 years. He loved to farm, raise cattle, and sing. He graduated from Wayne High School, where played football, he attended Marshall College, and helped to start the Lavalette Little League. In addition to his wife, he is survived by five sons; David and Della Dunkle, of Lavalette, Randal and Jean Dunkle of Beckley, WV, Gregory and Deborah Dunkle of Wayne, WV, Robert “Bob” Dunkle of Huntington, and Thomas and Brenda Dunkle of Scott Depot, WV; one daughter Amy Dunkle Cassidy and Mark of Lavalette, WV; grandchildren, Andi, Matthew, Heather, Jessica, Jason, Jacob, Caleb, Michael, Stephanie, Kenneth, Anna, Luke and Levi; 5 great grandchildren; a sister, Ina Lou Peake of Lavalette, WV, a brother, William J. and Gladys Dunkle of Lavalette, WV, special caregivers, Wilma Childers, Dorina and Ben Clayborn, and especially extended thanks to those at Hospice House. Friends visit with the family after 12 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the Lavalette United Methodist Church. Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington, WV is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements. On line expressions of sympathy can be sent to “Men, you will never be happy until you accept Jesus Christ as you Savior.”