Robert Edward Dooley, 69, of Buchanan, passed away on November 24, 2022.
Robert loved camping, four-wheeling, and tinkering with lawnmowers. He had retired as a mechanic from Lawrence Transfer after 33 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Marshall Dooley, Sr. and Mae Myers Dooley; and brothers, Marshall “Junior,” Boyd, and Tommy Dooley.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Vicky Crowder Dooley; daughters, Michelle and Ronnie Yopp, Deborah and Michael Ayers, Sharon and Doyle Guilliams; brothers, Kenneth and Robin Dooley, Lewis “Buddy” and Nancy Dooley, and Donald and Sandy Dooley; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Sunday, November 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. Robert’s funeral service were held at 10 a.m. Monday, November 28, in the Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home, with I. Ray Sloan officiating. Interment was in Godwin Cemetery, Fincastle. A reception followed at the Greenwood Restaurant, Troutville. Those wishing to make a contribution, Robert loved animals, so please make donations to your favorite animal charity. Online condolences may be made at www.botetourtfuneralhome.com or 540-254-3000.