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    Tuesday, February 23 2021
    Graydon H.

    Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes AT 04:40 pm   |  Permalink   |  31 Comments  |  Email
    Prayers to the family as they go thru this difficult time.🙏🙏🙏
    Posted by Allan and Nellie Cichorz on 02/24/2021 - 08:14 PM
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Pete had a special spot in my heart and I, like so many others, will miss him!!!
    Posted by Ginna Wilson on 02/24/2021 - 08:30 PM
    My heart is so sad to hear of Pete's passing. I worked with him at Virginia Marble and he was a joy to be around and to talk with. After he retired, he would come by to visit and I was always happy to see him. God bless and comfort you in your sorrow.
    Posted by Jackie B. Conner on 02/24/2021 - 08:30 PM
    Pete was a cherished friend of my family. He was known by so many to be kind, gentle & an all around stand up guy. We will surely miss him. But we know where he is.
    Posted by Norma Williams on 02/24/2021 - 08:58 PM
    Rest in peace brother.
    Posted by Larry Powell on 02/24/2021 - 09:22 PM
    My sympathy is with your family.
    Posted by NANCY MARSHALL ALDER on 02/24/2021 - 10:31 PM
    Pete was a friend of my brother who I got to know when he ran his game room back in the 70s, and became a friend to me. Such a nice guy, he will certainly be missed. Condolences to Sylvia,and Judy and family. RIP good buddy.
    Posted by Jim and Deborah Nowlin on 02/24/2021 - 10:34 PM
    Praying for comfort for all his family. Pete was definitely one of the good guys.
    Posted by Vanessa Martin on 02/25/2021 - 06:20 AM
    So sorry for the news about Pete. Wishes go out to the family and friends.
    Posted by Bobby Bailey on 02/25/2021 - 06:31 AM
    There are no words to describe what Pete meant to anyone who knew him. Rest in peace friend and brother.
    Posted by michael giles on 02/25/2021 - 07:30 AM
    I'm so sorry to hear about Pete. He was one of my concert buddies many years ago when we used to go see them. He was one of the most nicest guys I've known and my deepest sympathy and condolences to Judy and Sylvia. RIP buddy.
    Posted by Greg Hardy on 02/25/2021 - 07:58 AM
    God bless and keep Pete Dupriest. A great buddy for so many years. He was such a sweet soul. Pete, we had a lot of great times together and I will miss you. "If there is a Rock and Roll Heaven they just gained a heck of a fan".
    Posted by Holt Edmunds on 02/25/2021 - 08:48 AM
    Pete was a good friend and such a great guy. I am sure he is listening to music in heaven. My sympathies for your loss.
    Posted by Janice Puleo on 02/25/2021 - 08:57 AM
    Sylvia, Judy and family, We are so very sorry to hear of Pete's passing. He was one of the best, always friendly, kind and so sincere. Jack and I will miss our conversations with Pete because we could talk for hours. We pray God will grant you peace and strength during this time. God Bless and keep you all.
    Posted by Jack and Margaret Richards on 02/25/2021 - 09:33 AM
    Lots of good memories. Great guy. So sorry about his passing.
    Posted by Lewis & Debbie Crowder on 02/25/2021 - 10:15 AM
    I am so sorry for your great loss. Pete was a wonderful neighbor to my mom, Janie Ashworth, and a good friend to my sister, Joan. He gave me a giant Snoopy and Peanuts books for my grandchildren.❤️He will be missed by so many people! I'm praying for your comfort and peace at the this time and in the future.
    Posted by Libby Collier on 02/25/2021 - 10:22 AM
    I'm so sorry! He was outside Mo day with the guys cleaning up his yard laughing and enjoying company. Gods way of preparing us for our final journey. Going to miss seeing him. Rest easy knowing he is with his heavenly family. Prayers to you all.
    Posted by Nancy Long on 02/25/2021 - 01:19 PM
    Sylvia and family we are so sorry for your loss. We will greatly miss him and all the Yankee talks we all use to have. Mom had her most fondest memory of Pete and her making him coleslaw for the games. He was always kind and friendly and now he is in a place where everyone is as friendly and kind. If there is anything we can do please ask.
    Posted by Rhonda /Alan /Billy Holder on 02/25/2021 - 02:47 PM
    This sweet, gentle guy will surely missed by anyone that knew him. Prayers for family. Rest high, my friend.
    Posted by Lynne O'Brien on 02/25/2021 - 03:51 PM
    Sorry for your family's loss. I worked with Pete @ VA Marble. He was always very nice and friendly. He had a gentle soul. May he rest in peace.
    Posted by Tammy A Mayton on 02/25/2021 - 04:23 PM
    We are so sad to hear of Pete's passing, but we know without a doubt that he's with the Lord. We will miss our chats with him on the street or in the Post Office. Our thought and prayers are with his family.
    Posted by Ron and Anita Mattox on 02/25/2021 - 05:39 PM
    Our deepest sympathy goes out to Sylvia, Judy and family. Pete will be missed. RIP old friend.
    Posted by Dale Hazlewood on 02/25/2021 - 07:57 PM
    So sorry. Pete was a great guy. He listening to blue grass. He loved his music
    Posted by Penny Schnepf on 02/25/2021 - 08:00 PM
    Pete was one of the nicest guys I have ever known. The last time I saw him I paid him a visit in Victoria a couple of years ago. We talked about musical groups we used to listen to years ago. He loved his music, he will be greatly missed, rest in peace my friend.
    Posted by Dwight Hardy on 02/25/2021 - 08:03 PM
    I will miss my very good friend. Pete would remember my birthday with Redskin memorabilia. Rest in peace.
    Posted by Steve Reynolds on 02/25/2021 - 11:33 PM
    Dave and I were sad to hear of Pete's passing. We have many fond memories of Pete when we grew up with him in Victoria. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Rest in Peace Brother.
    Posted by Doug Tuck on 02/26/2021 - 01:31 PM
    I was so saddened to learn of Pete's passing. We were classmates all thru high school, Class of 1971, CHS. Praying for peace and comfort for you thru Christ, our Lord and Savior. In Christ's Love, Katherine Smith Arthur
    Posted by Michael and Katherine Arthur on 02/27/2021 - 04:35 PM
    I was so saddened to learn of Pete's passing. We were classmates all thru high school, Class of 1971, CHS. Praying for peace and comfort for you thru Christ, our Lord and Savior. In Christ's Love, Katherine Smith Arthur
    Posted by Michael and Katherine Arthur on 02/27/2021 - 04:42 PM
    We enjoyed Pete's visits to the Flea Market so much. He was an avid music guy always buying or bringing records to sell or trade. Our condolences to the family.
    Posted by Sue Mayo on 02/27/2021 - 05:49 PM
    Even though I have been away from Victoria for too many years, it was the friendships i made that still tie me there. Even though I had not seen Pete in far too many years, I remember him as a great baseball player and if you needed to describe sportsman, it would be Pete. I was fortunate to have called him friend, but anyone who knew Pete would have said the same...he was their friend.
    Posted by Charles Williams on 03/02/2021 - 09:32 PM
    My heart goes out to Syvia and Judy.Pete was a real person and friend..always ..I will miss him so much..Love to you both from Marilyn and me..
    Posted by Lee payne on 03/05/2021 - 09:54 PM

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    Graydon H. “Pete” DuPriest, Jr. 70, of Victoria, Va. joined his family in Heaven on February 23, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Graydon Hughes  DuPriest and Colleen Walters DuPriest. He is survived by his sisters, Sylvia D.Yeatts of Victoria and Judy D. Lewis of Dolphin; niece, Tonya Lewis; nephews, David Lewis (Stacey) and Todd Yeatts (Mason); great nieces,  Karissa Lewis and Eliana Lewis; great-nephews, Trey Hewitt and Brayden Yeatts and a host of wonderful friends. Pete was a retired expeditor for Virginia Marble in Kenbridge. He enjoyed sports and all types of music. He was an avid UVA and Central Chargers fan. Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 2PM at the Lakeview Cemetery in Victoria. Please consider memorial donations to Lunenburg Health Services, P.O. Box 121, Victoria, Va. 23974  Online condolences may be made at

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