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Saturday, December 14 2019
Reginald J.

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Prayers to all the family as they go thru this difficult time.
Posted by Allan and Nellie on 12/16/2019 - 09:41 PM
My deepest condolences. Reggie will be missed dearly. I was glad to have been one of his mannny history students. Prayers for his family.
Posted by Kristy Bailey Elliott on 12/16/2019 - 09:52 PM
He was a good teacher/person. Will be missed. Prayers
Posted by Tabitha Lester on 12/16/2019 - 10:14 PM
Posted by Christopher Staples on 12/16/2019 - 10:41 PM
So sorry for your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers to all.
Posted by Teressa Anderson on 12/16/2019 - 10:55 PM
So sorry for your loss. Reggie and I spent a lot of our early childhood together. We lived across the road in sight of each other, I am a little over four months older than Reggie and some of my earliest memories are of us playing together. We were back and forth to his home and mine from almost the time we could walk. His love of baseball was present at least by the age of four, it was all he ever wanted play. Lots of fond memories of Reggie and his family. We were in church and school together.
Posted by David Arthur on 12/16/2019 - 11:00 PM
Sorry for the lost of Reggie Thinking of you and the family
Posted by Bobby Bailey on 12/17/2019 - 07:38 AM
Reggie was someone I always looked up to, along with his mother, Glada. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. His spirit is with us. Love,Joyce
Posted by Joyce U. Engnehl on 12/17/2019 - 08:31 AM
Sorry for your loss, prayers for all in this difficult time.
Posted by Richard Thompson on 12/17/2019 - 08:43 AM
R.I.P Coach Dunnavant!
Posted by Adam Moore on 12/17/2019 - 09:28 AM
Thoughts and prayers for all of Reggie's family and friends🙏😔
Posted by Boo (Whittaker ) Caudle on 12/17/2019 - 12:22 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. Hey was a wonderful coach and teacher
Posted by Lewis Lafoon on 12/17/2019 - 09:53 PM
I went to school with Reggie, he taught my daughter. Always thought of him in the sports groups with my brothers. Prayers and condolences to the family.
Posted by Linda Sweitzer Leyen on 12/18/2019 - 07:37 AM
My cousin, my friend, rest in peace.
Posted by Mary Johnson on 12/19/2019 - 11:49 PM
May your family meet you at home plate. I will miss your smile and honesty cousin!
Posted by Mary Pat Johnson on 12/21/2019 - 10:25 PM
Reggie, you will be missed.
Posted by Lucille Gatling on 01/02/2020 - 01:59 PM
Prayers to all the family as they go thru this difficult time.
Posted by Allan and Nellie on 01/03/2020 - 06:02 PM
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family.
Posted by Charles and Judy Crowley on 01/03/2020 - 07:24 PM
Prayers for all of Reggie's family and friends. I have found memories of Reggie as a teacher and as a friend. Reggie you will be missed. RIP
Posted by Kristy Bailey Elliott on 01/03/2020 - 08:49 PM
Sincere condolences for his family. He was a great teacher and coach. May he RIP. A friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Posted by Gayle Stine on 01/04/2020 - 01:53 AM
Rest in Peace Reggie, my prayers are with the family. God Bless
Posted by Boo ( Whittaker ) Caudlr on 01/04/2020 - 09:21 AM
Words just can't convey the sadness in the loss of Reggie. Prayers for all the family.
Posted by Beverly Shaver on 01/04/2020 - 10:32 AM
Reggie will be missed at Victoria Baptist and in our choir. Prayers are with his family and friends.
Posted by Ron and Anita Mattox on 01/04/2020 - 01:04 PM
Sending prayers to his family. He will always be remembered.
Posted by Mandy Bishop Anderson on 01/04/2020 - 05:05 PM
Posted by Curtis Neal on 01/05/2020 - 04:02 PM
My condolences to you all. May God grant you all peace.
Posted by Gwendolyn Moliga on 01/05/2020 - 08:38 PM
Praying for the family. He was a great Teacher.
Posted by Anniebell Jefferson on 01/05/2020 - 08:39 PM
What a loss. I will miss him in my Sunday School class and seeing him in the choir. Prayers for his family.
Posted by Pamela E Berkley on 01/06/2020 - 01:42 PM
Reggie was a valuable member of Kappa Alpha Order, from his 1969 initiation we experienced together at ETA Chapter at Richmond. God bless his memory and loved ones.
Posted by Clayton & Debbie Bunting on 01/08/2020 - 04:44 PM
Reggie and I were members of the class of 1972 at University of Richmond. All of us knew him as a talented baseball player who loved the game. My condolences to his family and friends.
Posted by Rob Kelley on 02/25/2020 - 07:23 PM

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Dunnavant, Reginald Jarvis (Reggie), 69, of Victoria, Virginia was found dead December 14, 2019. He was born December 29, 1949, son of the late Shirley Brydie Dunnavant and Glada Geneva Jarvis. He is survived by two sons, R. Forrest of Vermont and E. Lee of Victoria, Virginia, and a granddaughter, Macy Beth Dunnavant. He was preceded in death by brothers, Mark and Forrest Dunnavant, and sister, Nancy Dunnavant Provo. After graduating from Central High School in 1968, he attended the University of Richmond and graduated with a B.A. in 1972. Reggie earned a Master’s Degree from Longwood College in 1983. He was an extremely talented athlete who was a standout in baseball, basketball, and track in high school. He was a four-year letterman in baseball at the University of Richmond and earned numerous awards, among them: member of “Most outstanding Athletes of America” (1972) and 1972 Southern Conference Player of the Year. He also had the 1972 Southern Conference Highest batting average. He was among the top 10 hitters in the Southern Conference all four years he attended the U of R. In addition to teaching Social Studies at Central High School, Reggie coached baseball for 23 years and basketball for 10 years. He retired from teaching and coaching after the 1999 season. As baseball coach, Reggie led his team to several baseball championships, among them 12 James River District championships, 8 Region B championships, and 2 State Group A championships. He was the 1987 VHSCA Coach of the year. He was also a successful basketball coach. Reggie was a member and sang in the choir at the Victoria Baptist Church where funeral services will be held  Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Victoria Baptist Church, Victoria, Virginia 23974. Online condolences may be made at Staples Funeral Home Victoria, Va.  in charge of arrangements.

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