Walter Miller “Bucky” Cumbee, 63, of Eggleston Road in Pembroke departed this life Sunday morning November 11, 2007 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va. Born in Pembroke on April 21, 1944 he was a son of the late Charles Chapman and Edith Irene Carter Cumbee. He had been employed on construction work for most of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers Richard Lee, Winfred, and Ronnie Lee Cumbee.
He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of thirty-seven years Juanita Marie Bailey Cumbee; four sons Joe David Bailey of Eggleston, Walter Dewayne Cumbee of Blacksburg, Darrell Wayne Cumbee and James Edward Cumbee both of Pembroke; three grandchildren Justin, Liberty, and Eli Cumbee; his brothers Poncho & Debbie Cumbee of Blacksburg, Robert Cumbee of Pembroke; his sisters Georgia and Berman Hughes of Pembroke, Elizabeth Harless of Rocky Gap, Freda Sanders of Pembroke, Mary and Boyce Kessinger of Rich Creek, Anna Sue and Buddy Cumbee of Pembroke; his mother-in-law Ella Florence Bailey; sisters-in-law Ruby Carol Bailey of Shawsville, Linda Collins of Newport, Patty Collins of Pembroke, Carolyn Ruth Bailey of Pembroke, Edna Virginia Price of Newport, Sandy Gail Bailey of Blacksburg, Bertie Cumbee of Pembroke, Anita Cumbee of Rich Creek. Betty W. Cumbee of Pembroke; brothers-in-law Teddy Bailey of Pembroke and James Bailey of Hoges Chapel.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 PM in The Kendall Funeral Home Chapel at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with burial following in the Clover Hollow Cemetery at Newport. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.