Irvin Lynnwood Bodkin

May 5, 1925January 22, 2011

Irvin Lynnwood Bodkin, 85, of Harrisonburg, passed away on January 22, 2011 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.

He was born on May 5, 1925 in Rockingham County and was the son of the late Howard Coakley and Mae Bodkin.

Irvin attended Harrisonburg High school and served in the US Navy during WWII. He was employed with DuPont in Waynesboro before retiring and after retiring he enjoyed woodworking and craft shows. He was an avid bow hunter and enjoyed bow hunting; he was a charter member of the Bow Hunters of Rockingham. He was also a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church and Gooden Brothers VFW Post #9292.

On May 3, 1947 he married Margaret Kathleen Kibler who preceded him in death on December 20, 2000.

He is survived by two sons, Terry Lynn Bodkin and wife, Connie L. Thompson-Bodkin of Virginia Beach, Robin Eric Bodkin of Harrisonburg, a daughter, Susan Bodkin Robinson and husband, Nelson of Harrisonburg; two sisters, Joyce Logan and Doris Sites both of Harrisonburg. A sister, Gladys Pace preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends 7-8 pm, Tuesday evening, January 25, at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, or anytime at his residence.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 am, Wednesday, January 26, in the Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Glen Langston officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisonburg Rescue Squad or the National Kidney Foundation.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 26, 2011
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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January 25, 2011

Irvin was one great man who in my memory kept the Bowhunters of Rockingham in check for many, many years. I was known to him as "heavy duty" . The hunting at Ross Gartlett's cabin was always a great vacation for me and I was never hungry. I am sure I will always remember him.
Kevin Wittig

January 24, 2011

My condolences to Irvin's family. Sorry to hear of his passing.I grew up in Harrisonburg and went to school with Irvin and also served in the Navy in WW2. Although we did not see each other often we always remained friends.God Bless each of you at this difficult time.You are in my prayers. Stanley Crider,Elkton,Va.

Vicky Mongold

January 24, 2011

I sure will miss your dad. I have always enjoyed getting Christmas cards from him. He always had something to say about Smokey. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jon and Sandy Bennett

January 24, 2011

Terry and Connie,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your families at this most difficult time. Our lord will take care of us and see us through trying times like these.
Cherrish the Good Times and Memories you had with your Dad. You will have those to see you through. May god bless all of us.
Take care and have a safe trip back home.
Jon and Sandy Bennett, Richmond, VA

Kim Vaughan

January 24, 2011

Dear Sue, Robbie and Terry
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. We will miss seeing him in the swing this summer and him asking Peyton "Did you catch any fish? Peyton and Nina will miss talking to "Mr. Irv" about his cat and other crazy things your dad would discuss with them. From the time of playing in Sue's room, to helping out with yardwork, to playing games late at night in the back yard, you always knew it was over when Irv would yell "SUE!!!!". Just know he is in a better place, now away from illness and sickness and he will forvever be with your mom and Troubles. Sincerely, Moogie Joe or Kimmy Sue

Sean Gleason

January 24, 2011

Terry, Robbie, and Susan and family

My deepest sympathy on the passing of your Dad. My prayers and thoughts are with you as you go through this difficult time. Irvin is in a better place and cherish his lifetime of memories. God Bless.