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.