Dennis Harold Bunnell

October 23, 1940April 24, 2011

Dennis Bunnell "Dennie" , 70, of Hadensville, Virginia joined his family with the Lord on April 24th, 2011. Originally from Clinton, IN, he moved to Richmond, VA in 1966 with Reynolds Metals Corporation after completing a 4 years term of service in the US Air Force, retiring in 2001 after 36 years of service to the company. He was preceded in death by his father Harold ‘Shorty’ Bunnell, mother Geraldine Bunnell, sister Kay Morris and brother-in-law Walt Morris. Surviving him are his wife Jean F. Bunnell, sons Alan and Nevin Bunnell and their wives Ellen and Vivian, daughter Catherine Meleski, son Lewis ‘Tag’ Montague and his wife Sheila, four grandchildren Caitlin Meleski, Ethan Bunnell, Ryland Bunnell and Maya Bunnell, niece Cheryl Hutter and nephew Dennis Morris as well as a wide circle of friends.

Dennie was inducted into the Greater Richmond Bowling Association’s Hall of Fame in recognition of his performance on the bowling alley and his service to the association. He was a lifelong fan of University of Kentucky Basketball, and a tireless fan and supporter of his son’s many baseball, football and soccer teams,and his daughter's cheerleading squads. His sense of humor, generosity, character and kindness will be dearly missed by all who have known him. In lieu of flowers, he’d requested that donations be made to your local Alzheimer’s Association. Memorial Service will be at Woody Funeral home at 6pm on Friday April 29, 2011. A gathering will follow after service.( Place to be determent). Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.


  • A Memorial Service Friday, April 29, 2011

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Jane Carol Keim

May 22, 2011

Dear Jean --- It has been years since I have seen you but I remember the joy you had when you and Dennie married. The years have given you the blessing of a long and happy marriage surrounded by people who love you. I always considered you a good friend so if you need anything please contact me. I am praying and thinking of you.

Jane Carol

Patti (Trinite) Lee

May 6, 2011

I will always remember Dennie's big smile...we had so much fun during those bowling league days! My condolences to Jean and family (apologies for the lateness). I know he will be greatly missed.

Linda Whitlock

May 2, 2011

I am very deeply saddened by
Dennie's passing. Dennis was a unique person who brought joy and laughter to all who knew him. All my heart and prayers are with you and the family.

Carole Bowles

May 1, 2011

Jean, I am so sorry to hear of Dennie's passing. He will be missed by everyone that ever knew him. He was alwasy so much fun to be around. My deepest sympathy to you and your famiy.

Lee (Rohn) Carter

April 30, 2011

Mrs. Bunnell & Catherine,
I am so sorry to hear about Dennie. You were all such an important part of my childhood. You all welcomed me into your home, and I truly felt like part of your family. I was just telling my children a few weeks ago about the time you took me to the beach with you. If you ask my children who my best childhood friend was, they'd say "Catherine." I think of you all often, and I will keep you all in my prayers.

Dennis McGroder

April 29, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to Tag, Sheila and their family for their great loss. We spent a wonderful week getting to know Dennie this past winter. Such a kind hearted man who loved to share stories. We're sure he'll be missed by many.
Dennis, Christine, Brendan, Ben and Kiley

April 29, 2011

Dear Jean and family;
I had the pleasure of working with Dennie at Dr. John C. Doswell's office. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren. I will miss him and his joyful personality. My best to you, and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers

Glenda R. Noble, RDH

Jean Daniel-Hurdle

April 29, 2011

Dear Jean, Alan, Nevin, Catherine and Tag,
Our hearts were broken by the news of Dennie's passing.
I had the most wonderful visit with him when I was home visiting my Mom in October.
We have a lifetime of memories of him and all of you, especially bowling and all the fun New Year's Eve parties playing cards with Gerry and Shorty.
My only comfort is knowing that my Dad was one of the first to shake his hand at the gates of heaven, and that some joke of his triggered Dennie's booming laugh and let everyone know that he had arrived.
I am sad that distance will keep me from seeing all of you and honoring his memory tomorrow night.
My heart will be with you. He was a great man, and we all loved him.
With love,
Jean Daniel Hurdle (for Jane Daniel, Chris Daniel Barden and Lee Daniel)

Robin Riley

April 29, 2011

My deepest sympathy to you and your family, Jean. You and Dennie were always some of my favorite people at Reynolds. May you find comfort in wonderful memories. Robin Riley

Al Bunnell

April 29, 2011

Love you Dad.