Robert "Bob"'s Story

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PRINCETON Robert "Bob" Lawrence Dunnigan, 89, of Princeton, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the Maples in Bluefield.
Born in Gratton , VA he was the son of the late William and Mattie Grace Belchee Dunnigan.
Bob grew up on the Dunnigan Nursery in Clear Fork Valley of Tazewell County. He proudly served his country as a lineman in the peace time Army, and spent time in Germany as a truck driver while serving during World War II. When he returned home from the service, he married Claudine Mize. Most of his working career, was spent in Princeton where he worked at Clover Dew Dairy and when it closed, he then worked for Pepsi Cola Bottling Company until he retired.
After his retirement, Bob's greatest pleasure was behind the wheel of his pickup with his camera and plenty of film traveling the backroads of WV taking pictures and admiring the beauty of the wildlife, and the landscape which were his favorite subjects.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Claudine Mize Dunnigan and two children, Timothy J. Dunnigan who was killed in the Beruit Bombing of the Marine Barracks in 1983 and also Mary Iris Hampton and a sister, Billie Dunnigan.
Surviving are his children: Elizabeth Ann Bennett & husband Curtis of Grand Bay, AL, Bill Dunnigan & wife Patty of Princeton, Chester F. Dunnigan and Mike R. Dunnigan both of Princeton; Ten grandchildren, Seventeen great-grandchildren and One great-great-grandchild; One sister: Mary Catherine Dunnigan of Tazewell, VA.
Memorial services to celebrate the life of Robert "Bob" Dunnigan will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday, May 8, 2017 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Brandy Dunnigan, speaking and Major Dan Whittaker officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Dunnigan Family Cemetery on Clear Fork Road, in Tazewell County, with military rites provided by the Mercer County Veterans Honor Guard.
Friends may visit with the family Monday from Noon until the service hour at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared with the family via www.memorialfd.com
"Eventually, all the pieces fall into place.
Until then, laugh at the confusion,
Live for the moment and know
That everything happens for a reason."
The Dunnigan Family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Published on May 6, 2017
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