Starkey, Douglas MacArthur

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Douglas MacArthur Starkey, age 58, of Shawsville, Va. passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 3, 2006 at Montgomery Regional Hospital.

He was a retired employee of Virginia Department of Transportation, Salem Office. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Starkey and a son, Rodney Keith Starkey. He is survived by his mother, Ruby Dunn Starkey, Elliston; his wife, Debra Ann Starkey; four daughters, Bethany Starkey, Christina Lucas, both of Christiansburg, Rebecca Weddle, Angela Shrader, both of Elliston; a son, Kevin Starkey, Christiansburg; one sister; two brothers; seven grandsons and three granddaughters.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2006 at the Horne Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006 at the graveside in Piedmont Cemetery conducted by Rev. Virgil N. McHone.

The family requests that those wishing to attend the service meet at the parking lot of Crocket Springs United Methodist Church, 2780 Crocket Springs Road, off Alleghany Springs Road, in Shawsville by 1:45 p.m. Thursday in order to go in procession to the cemetery.

The Starkey family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg, VA (382-2612) Online condolences may be sent by visiting