Victor Lee “Jimmy” Dunsmore Sr.
Victor Lee “Jimmy” Dunsmore Sr., 80, of Clifton Forge, VA, formerly of White Sulphur Springs, WV, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at the Brian Center in Low Moor, VA, from a stroke and the Covid virus. Before he entered the Center for rehab, he made his home with his daughter, Wanda Nicely, of Clifton Forge, VA.
He was born in Ronceverte, WV, the son of the late Walter and Maggie Bostic Dunsmore on May 4, 1943. Victor lost his mother at a very young age, and so he was cared for by his grandmother, until she passed; then he lived with the Herman and Ila Dalton family, until he was an adult.
Victor started his logging career at about 18 years of age, spanning 60 years plus; first with Leslie Nester Logging, then Junior White Logging, then partnered with his brother as Dunsmore Brothers, then logged with his company Mountainside Logging, and finally with his son in Bo’s Logging. A stroke disabled him from working, and he retired, but his son still took him out to job sites, so he could watch the crew working.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Loretta Lyn Dunsmore; sister, Mary Dunsmore; twin brothers; and brother, James Dunsmore.
Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Victor “Bo” Dunsmore, Jr. (Michelle) of Lewisburg, WV, and Wanda Nicely (Tom Linkenhoker) of Clifton Forge, VA; his stepchildren, Tammy Lewis (Richard) of Droop Mountain, WV, Elissa Poage (Paul) of Maxwelton, WV, and Timothy Bostic (Mickey) of Peach Tree City, GA; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Carol Cullison of Wooster, OH, and Nancy Bouthner of Dallastown, PA; sister-in-law, Louise Dunsmore of Lewisburg, WV; also several nieces and nephews; and his good friends, Frank and Anna Defibaugh of Caldwell, WV.
The Dunsmore family received friends on Sunday, October 29, 2023, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs.
Jimmy’s Funeral services will be Monday October 30, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home White Sulphur Springs with Pastor Gene Sizemore officiating; interment will follow at Greenbrier Memorial Gardens in Lewisburg.
Pallbearers serving the Dunsmore family will be Jeffrey Dunsmore, Alex Charles, Jeremy Charles, Ryan Jarrell, Wayne Jarrell, Dale Dunsmore, and David Dunsmore, with alternates, Grant Abney and Mike Lewis.
Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs is in charge of arrangements.
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