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March 31, 2018

Burial Date: April 13, 2018

A “Service of Remembrance” will be Friday, April 13th at 1:00 pm in the Melton Mortuary Chapel. The family will be receiving friends at 11:00 am. The burial will follow in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

Landy James Dove

Landy James “Jimmy” Dove,76, of Apache Junction, Arizona, went to be with his wife, Mary Lue on March 31st, 2018.

Jimmy as he was affectionately known, was the son of the late William Henry and Eleanor Calown Bannister Dove. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Earl Dove and an aunt, Jane Lee Graham Lawson and her son, Shannon Graham. Mrs. Lawson raised Jimmy and his siblings. He has two surviving sisters, Donna Jean Dove of Apache Junction, Arizona and Jane Ann Bobbs of Bedford, Ohio.

A graduate of Mt. Hope High School, Jimmy would enter the US Navy where he served his country for 22 years, retiring from service in 1981. He had a carpet cleaning business in the state of Ohio, and then moved to Apache Junction, where he ran a maintenance business for 9 years.

Jimmy was married to the former Mary Lue Thompson. They were the parents of children, Nancy Kay, Landy James II and his wife, Jennifer, and Dwayne and wife, Beth. The grandchildren are Blaine, Landy III, Tyler Wayne, Katarina, Ethan, Warren and Wendy Leigh, several great- grandchildren; many nieces and nephews who loved him as well .

Jimmy was so loved and will be missed by all. He was our hero.

A “Service of Remembrance” will be Friday, April 13th at 1:00 pm in the Melton Mortuary Chapel. The family will be receiving friends at 11:00 am. The burial will follow in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.