Michael Allen (Beedy-Eye) Markley

Michael Allen (Beedy-Eye) Markley, 48, of Edinburg, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012 in Edinburg.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.  Burial will be at a later date.

Mr. Markley was born August 28, 1963 in Shenandoah County, son of the late Richard Lee and Dixie Lou Foltz Markley.  He was the groundskeeper at Camp Strawderman for 34 years, member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Jerome and Woodstock Moose Lodge.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathy Lear and Tammy Markley; brother, Kim Markley and nephew, Anthony “Tony” Markley.

He is survived by four sisters, Rosalie Osborne, Sandra Markley, Diana Markley and Brenda Markley all of Edinburg; brother, Ricky Markley and his wife, Debbie of Edinburg; nieces, Crystal Copenhaver and Leslie Lear; nephews, Adam Lear and Will Lear; great nephews, Derek Copenhaver, Bradley Lear, Kadden Lear and Kyle Lear; and special friend Sonny Hinkle.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mike Markley Burial Fund, c/o Dellinger Funeral Home, 157 N. Main Street, Woodstock, VA 22664.

Mike enjoyed fishing, hunting, horseshoes, shooting matches, butchering.  He enjoyed his time at the Moose where he tried to win items to bring back to his family.  He enjoyed working with the girls and the horses at Camp Strawderman.  He loved to dance and have a good time.  He always helped everyone that asked for help, never saying no.   He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

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8 Condolences to Michael Allen (Beedy-Eye) Markley

  1. Belinda Bair says:

    Mike will be sorely missed by all of us at Camp Strawderman. Over the years I often told him how I admired his ability to solve difficult problems just by looking at it, thinking it through and then working it out. There were few things he could not do. he was one of the kindest, most intelligent people I ever knew.

  2. Brooke Atkinson Boone says:

    Mikey, you are very much a part of my dearest childhood memories. Your kind, gentle, and hardworking nature were a vital asset to Camp Strawderman, and you will be deeply missed. My heartfelt condolences to your family.

  3. Laura White Larkin says:

    Mikey was a true giving man – he was always there to help anyone and everyone. His efforts to make Camp Strawderman a beautiful place were unending and we are all incredibly grateful for kindness.

  4. Brook Willhide says:

    I am going to miss Mikey more than I can say. . .he was a one of those people that could just make you smile. Fixing cabin doors, putting up Water Pageant sets, coming in for lunch on the back porchway of the Dining Hall, or getting the bat out of Van Larkin one summer, he did it all with a smile and ‘no problem’–I have many wonderful memories of the man who as one Camp girl said, protected Camp. Our hearts are saddened by this news, but hope his family finds comfort in knowing how much good he did for us out at Strawderman. God Bless.

  5. Ray Peeler says:

    I did not know Mr. Markley, but after reading the news, I felt a sense of loss in the community. Sounds like Michael was a very kind and giving person, and my prayers go out to his family, friends, and all who knew him. God Bless

  6. Chris Allwine says:

    Beatty Eye you will be dearly missed by Jake Syd and I.

  7. Thank you for your always smiling face and for ALL that you did behind the scenes and out in the open at Strawderman. Heaven is a lucky place to have your cheer and helping hands. I am so sorry you are gone…thinking of you…sending love and care to your family and friend. May the Lord bless you and keep you….

  8. woodstock moose lodge 575 says:

    Brother Mike will be sadly missed by all the fellow Brothers of Woodstock Moose Lodge 575. Our defining circle of brotherhood has been broken. May his smile and humor as a great person remain in our thoughts forever. Freddy Reedy, Jr. Governor Woodstock Moose Lodge 575