Jerry Dunford

October 24, 1944 ~ September 21, 2019 (age 74)


Dwight Gerald (Jerry) Dunford, 74 of Narrows went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 21st, 2019.

A lifelong resident of Giles County, he was born on October 24th, 1944 and was the son of the late Dwight Clarence and Anna Belle Kellison Dunford Morris. 

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran during the Vietnam Conflict, and a longtime employee of the Kroger Company with over 40 years of service.  Jerry served in the Narrows Volunteer Fire Department for 50 years, many of those as Fire Chief.  He also served on the Narrows Memorial Day Parade Committee and was honored as Grand Marshall in 2018.  An avid golfer and fisherman, Jerry loved his family, especially his grandchildren.  A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. 

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 51 years, Bonnie Vaughn Dunford; a son, Kevin Dunford of Narrows; ­two grandchildren, Alisha Dunford, Steven Dunford; a great-grandchild, Bentley Dunford of the home; three other great-grandchildren; four brothers, Daniel Dunford and Donnie Dunford of Cincinnati, Phillip Morris of Blacksburg and Jeffrey Morris of Pearisburg; a sister, Gloria Montgomery of Pearisburg; and many special friends, including his breakfast buddies at Burger King in Narrows. 

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 at 2 PM in the Chapel of Riffe-Givens Funeral Service in Narrows.  Burial will follow in the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin.  The family will receive friends at Riffe-Givens Funeral Service Monday from 6 to 8 PM.  The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider Narrows Volunteer Fire Department; 133 Center Street; Narrows, VA 24124.

The family is being served by Givens - Riffe Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

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September 23, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chapel of Riffe - Givens Funeral Service

Funeral Service
September 24, 2019

2:00 PM
Chapel of Riffe - Givens Funeral Service

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