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Betty Jo Vandyke

October 19, 1927 November 9, 2020
Betty Jo Vandyke
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BETTY JO “SQUIRT” VANDYKE, 93 of Dry Fork, Vansant, VA, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020 in the care of her of loving daughter in Summerville, SC. Betty Jo was born in Jenkins, KY, on October, 19, 1927. She was a daughter of the late Letha and George Lewis. Betty Jo married the love of her life, Memphis “Shorty” Vandyke on July 27, 1946. Together they built a loving home and family on Dry Fork in Buchanan County. She was a member of Dry Fork Primitive Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved to go hunting and fishing with her husband and grandson, cooking a good meal for her family, and keeping up on the latest gossip.

Betty Jo is survived by her daughter, Ginger Merritt of Summerville, SC; 3- grandchildren: Teresa “P-Nut” Ratliff and husband, Keith Ratliff, Vansant, VA; Todd “Sonny Boy” Vandyke and wife, Angie Vandyke, Lexington, SC; and Megan “Suzy-Q” Newberry, Summerville, SC; 5 Grandchildren- Erica “Baby doll” (Morgan) Owens, Maverick Coleman, Hunter Vandyke, Emma Grace Vandyke, Dakota “Rosie” White; 2 Great-great grandchildren: Peyton Brooke Owens and Blakely Rose Owens; and one daughter-in-Law-Angie Vandyke Wyatt.

Betty Jo is proceeded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Memphis “Shorty” Vandyke, and her only son, Jerry Leon Vandyke; 2-brothers: Chester Lewis, Max Lewis; and 1- sister: Maxine Lewis.

All are welcomed to attend and celebrate Mrs. Betty Jo Vandyke’s life at a graveside service to be held on Sat. November 14, 2020 at 1:00 P.M., located at Dry Fork Community Cemetery.

Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy, VA is honored to serve the family of BETTY JO “SQ UIRT” VANDYKE.

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Dry Fork Cemetery

Dry Fork Rd.
Vansant, VA 24656

Dry Fork Cemetery
Dry Fork Rd. Vansant 24656 VA
United States

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Dry Fork Cemetery Final Resting Place

Dry Fork Rd.
Vansant, VA 24656

Dry Fork Rd. Vansant 24656 VA
United States

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