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OBITUARY

Homer "Buddy" Kennedy Dulaney

July 27, 1936March 15, 2020

Homer “Buddy” Kennedy Dulaney, 83, of Afton, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Augusta Health in Fishersville.

He was born July 27, 1936, a son of the late Homer Lewis and Stella (Powell) Dulaney.

Buddy graduated from Bridgewater College in 1961, with a BS Degree in Mathematics. He served as president of his class in both his sophomore and senior classes.

Following graduation, he served with the Virginia National Guard. He worked for and retired from General Electric/Genicom facility with 33 years of service as a computer programmer and as manager of computer operations. Following his retirement, he made the commitment to serve his community full-time. He was a faithful member of Rodes United Methodist Church where he served on many church related organizations. He also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and provided support to numerous members of the community in need.

Buddy’s smile and endless kindness will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Louise Burnett and husband, Hubert Burnett, Arlene Kyger and husband, Robert Kyger; stepson, Mark Small.

Survivors include his wife Audrey Dulaney; daughters, Denise Dulaney of Charlottesville, Sharon Valentine of Arlington; nieces, Pat White and husband, Tom of Williamsburg and their daughter, Christinia Toutges and husband, James and their son, Hunter of North Carolina; niece, Shirley Kyger of Earlysville; nephew, Steve Burnett of Advance Mills; stepson, Melvin C. Small, Jr., of Staunton; step grandchildren, Brian Small, Nichole Cobb and husband, Adam and their children, Summer and Tanner.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Holly Memorial Gardens, 3251 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, with the Rev. Lowell Petry and Rev. Lance King officiating. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Rodes United Methodist Church, Afton.

Family and friends may sign the guest book and view from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20, 2020 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rodes United Methodist Church, 256 Avon Road, Afton, Va. or the American Alzheimers Association, 225 N Michigan Ave., FL 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Louise Burnett and husband, Hubert Burnett, Arlene Kyger and husband, Robert Kyger; stepson, Mark Small.


    Survivors include his wife Audrey Dulaney; daughters, Denise Dulaney of Charlottesville, Sharon Valentine of Arlington; nieces, Pat White and husband, Tom of Williamsburg and their daughter, Christinia Toutges and husband, James and their son, Hunter of North Carolina niece, Shirley Kyger of Earlysville; nephew, Steve Burnett of Advance Mills; stepson, Melvin C. Small, Jr., of Staunton; step grandchildren, Nichole Cobb and husband, Adam and their children, Summer, Tanner and Brian Small.
  • DONATIONS

  • Rodes United Methodist Church
  • American Alzheimers Association

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Viewing Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Viewing Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 21, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating

Memories

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Joanne White

March 28, 2020

Thoughts and prayers for the family of this lovely man.

Rosemary Critzer

March 21, 2020

I will always remember the kindness you both showed to Whitney and me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Crystal Pollitt

March 21, 2020

Audrey,
I’m so sorry to hear about Buddy passing. You two have embraced me and have made me feel like family at Rodes. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Crystal Pollitt

Judi Price

March 21, 2020

Denise and Sharon - My heart is with you at this time. He was a great guy and a wonderful dad. Love you both so much.
Judi

Kay Martin

March 21, 2020

Audrey,
I was so very sorry to hear of Buddy's passing. I remember his sweet smile and how kind he was from our "Genicom days". May sweet memories bring you comfort in the days to come.
With sincere sympathy,
Kay Martin

Felicia Foster

March 18, 2020

Growing up Buddy was the grandfather I didn't have. I have many fond memories of spending weekends and summers with Grandma Audrey and Buddy as a young girl. Buddy's smile was infectious, he was quick to help anyone in need. Grandma Audrey you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Love, Felicia B Foster

William Raines

March 18, 2020

My condolences to Buddy's family and friends. We lost contact after high school but Buddy was my good buddy and friend. He had that smile and the assurance that all was well with the world.
He will surely be missed because he was one of the " good guys' of the world. RIP good friend!

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Biography

Homer “Buddy” Kennedy Dulaney, 83, of Afton, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Augusta Health in Fishersville.
He was born July 27, 1936, a son of the late Homer Lewis and Stella (Powell) Dulaney.
Buddy graduated from Bridgewater College in 1961, with a BS Degree in Mathematics. He served as president of his class in both his sophomore and senior classes.
Following graduation, he served with the Virginia National Guard. He worked for and retired from General Electric/Genicom facility with 33 years of service as a computer programmer and as manager of computer operations. Following his retirement, he made the commitment to serve his community full-time. He was a faithful member of Rodes United Methodist Church where he served on the cemetery committee, he led many member-related activities. He also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and supported numerous family and friends in challenging times, as well as serving on many church related organizations.
Buddy’s smile and endless kindness will be greatly missed.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Louise Burnett and husband, Hubert Burnett, Arlene Kyger and husband, Robert Kyger; stepson, Mark Small.
Survivors include his wife Audrey Dulaney; daughters, Denise Dulaney of Charlottesville, Sharon Valentine of Arlington; nieces, Pat White and husband, Tom of Williamsburg and their daughter, Christinia Toutges and husband, James and their son, Hunter of North Carolina niece, Shirley Kyger of Earlysville; nephew, Steve Burnett of Advance Mills; stepson, Melvin C. Small, Jr., of Staunton; step grandchildren, Nichole Cobb and husband, Adam and their children, Summer, Tanner and Brian Small.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Holly Memorial Gardens, 3251 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, with the Rev.Lowell Petry and Rev. Lance King officiating. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Rodes United Methodist Church, Afton.
Family and friends may sign the guest book and view from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20, 2020 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rodes United Methodist Church, 256 Avon Road, Afton, Va. or the American Alzheimers Association, 225 N Michigan Ave., FL 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601.
Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com