Glen Donald Dunham was born on August 12, 1938 and went home to Heaven on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.
He was the son of the late Amos Harwood and Ivy Pearl (Mason) Dunham and the last surviving member of eleven children.
In 1971 he founded Dunham’s Sanitary and Septic Tank Pumping Service which he currently co-operated with his wife. He was retired from Crown Cork & Seal in 1981 after 20 years of service. A life-time resident of Back Creek Valley. He held membership at the UTC and Farm Bureau; each for 50 plus years. He also held life-time memberships at Mt. Carmel Bible Church; Berkeley County PTA; and JOUAM #15. In 1969-70 he was awarded the JOUAM Man of the Year. He was a faithful supporter of the FFA Ham and Bacon Sale and the Berkeley County Youth Fair livestock auction. Known as a master homemade ice cream maker, he made thousands of gallons for Mt. Carmel’s annual festival and the local community. He was a loyal supporter of Back Creek Valley Elementary School, contributing to all their fundraisers. From 1985-2019 he provided homemade ice cream and hayrides for the students there on Mountaineer Day. His last tractor ride was this year’s Mountaineer Day. Glen loved to farm and loved Allis-Chalmers Tractors.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Patsy Ann Newcome Dunham; four children, Roxanne Nelson of Florida, Ronnie Dunham and wife, Sherry, Joseph “Corky” Coates and fiance’ Angela Wilson, and Lisa D. Dunham of Glengary; four grandchildren, Brandon (Drew) Auby, Travis (Tiffany) Coates, Janie (Benjamin) Cooper, and HB Dunham (Sarah Culley); and six great-grandchildren, Baylee and Chandler Ullery, Dean and Zoey Auby, and Mckinley and Mason Coates. He is also survived by several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Floyd, Ollen, Bruce, Paul, Bobby, Max, and David Eugene; three sisters, Maxine Dunham, Evelyn Parsons, and Azealea Bailey; and granddaughter whom he helped raise, Danielle Zimmerman and her infant son, Hunter.
The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to Shiloh Horne; Company 50 Firefighters and EMT’s; employees of Hospice of the Panhandle; and Gateway Home Medical for their compassionate support. You all made a difficult time easier.
Because Glen loved flowers, he expressed his desire to be surrounded by them at his funeral service.
Family will receive friends on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood with a JOUAM #15 memorial service at 7:30PM.
Funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the South Berkeley Chapel with Pastor Charles Conley officiating. Graveside service will be conducted by Pastor Eric Kerns at Mt. Carmel Bible Church Cemetery.
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