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Richard M. Dunevant, 86

CHARLOTTESVILLE, April 26 – Richard Muriel Dunevant received his wings in heaven on Thursday, April 21, 2011, as his work on earth was complete. He was born on February 18, 1925, the son of Richard and Katie Dunevant of Enonville.

He served in the Army Air Corps and received the Sharp Shooters Medal and his Wings in Aerial Gunnery. Prior to his honorable discharge in 1946 he served as an Electrical Mechanical Gunner on the B-29 Aircraft.

He was a lifetime Deacon, most recently at Spear's Mountain Baptist Church. He began his Gideon ministry in 1972, and remained active throughout his life.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Annie Mae; his loving family of five children and their spouses, Roger (Joanna), Patricia (Bill), Billy (Rose), Bruce (Kay), and Nancy (Doug); four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Becky, Matthew and Lori; four great-grandchildren, Lillian, Hannah, Jenna and Wyatt; his siblings Maggie Blanton of Cumberland, Evelyn Berryman of Gainesville, FL, Warren Dunevant of Lynchburg, and Barbara Hollister of Moseley.

Services were held at Dunkum Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 26, with graveside service at Enon Baptist Church.

Donations may be made to The Gideons International or to Spears Mountain Baptist Church.

Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, served the family.