Robert Paul Dunham, of Morgantown, passed away peacefully on May 27, 2018, in his home surrounded by family. Bob lived a full life of love and accomplishment and leaves behind a legacy of kindness, humor, service, and dedication to family.
Bob was born at home on May 7, 1932, in Parkersburg. He was born into a military family of five brothers.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Army Lt. Col. Carl C. and Goldie Dawson Dunham; brother, Army Lt. Col. Carl Dunham, Jr.; wife, Wilma Lawson Dunham; niece, Gretchen Dunham; sister-in-law, Dolores McGraw and brother-in-law, Charles Lawson.
Bob is survived by his daughter, Sandy and her husband, Jim Stone, of St. Augustine, Fla. and his son, Steve and his wife, Monica Gorrell, of Bridgeport; grandsons, Army Maj. Grant and his wife, Megan, and great-grandson, Gabriel; Ryan and his wife, Caroline and great-granddaughter, Nora, all of Charlotte, N.C.; Harrison Gorrell, of Baltimore; Patrick Gorrell, of Seattle and Luke Gorrell, of Bridgeport; three brothers, William and his wife, Judy Dunham, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Donald Dunham, of Milwaukee and James and his wife, Patti Dunham, of Richmond, Va.; sisters- in-law, Martha Lawson, of Elkins and Martha Dunham, of Margate, N.J. and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his FCX family and great friend, Wilma Stotler.
Bob played football and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, in Beckley. During his junior high years, he lived as an “Army Brat” in Obertsdorf Germany. He served as a Noncommissioned Officer in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was stationed in Germany from 1951-1955. He attended WVU on the GI Bill, graduating in 1959 with a business degree. He was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity.
Bob was a resident of the Southpark neighborhood in Morgantown for 58 years. He worked for many years as a successful purchasing agent, ultimately retiring from FCX, Inc., of Morgantown, at age 81, where he was a beloved member of the FCX family.
Bob was an avid Mountaineer and Steeler fan. He so enjoyed working with the youth of Morgantown. He coached Little League baseball and Pop Warner youth football and continued to give to the sporting community as equipment manager for all of Morgantown youth baseball for many years.
He was blessed to be able to spend 21 years celebrating his family on Memorial Day Weekend playing cards and reminiscing. The shining light in his life were his two grandsons and was so blessed to meet his two great-grandchildren.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Hastings Funeral Home in Morgantown. The family will have a celebration of his life at a later date.