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Codey William Donahue

June 9, 1993 - November 1, 2022

Codey William Donahue, 29, of Bedford , Virginia passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

He was born on June 9, 1993, in Roanoke, Virginia. He was a high school graduate of Staunton River High School.

After high school, Codey enlisted in the US Army and worked his way up to becoming a E5 Sargent. While in the Army, he was deployed to South Korea and did a short stent in Afghanistan. He was a part of the 82nd Airborne in Fort Bragg, NC. He was always willing to help a veteran in need.

Following the military, he returned to Bedford where he started his own business in construction. He had a passion for hot rods with his stepdad. Codey enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and kayaking. He loved working with cattle, horses and recently was learning roping. Codey was a very intelligent, sarcastic, and honest person who didn’t mind telling you what was on his mind. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He  is survived by his son, Buddy Josiah Donahue; mother, Ami Waldron Overstreet (Street); father, Mark William Donahue (Shelia); siblings, Bradlee Keefe Donahue (Kayla), Andrew Scott Donahue, Kiersten Leighann Elesser (William), Abigail Raine Donahue; love of his life and mother of his child, Morgan Arrington; paternal grandparents, Judy and John Kostecky; maternal grandparents, Donna and Richard Garis; nieces, Lexi, Matyson, Brooklyn, and Jessie; nephews, Jackson and Bronx; life-long friends, Stevie, Jacob, Michael, Justin, Shannon, Shane Irwin, Alex Ontiveros, Tracy and Tom Webster, Chris Franklin and loyal K-9 companion, Karma, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Codey is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Buddy Marvin Donahue; maternal grandfather, Dewey Jackson, Jr.; paternal great-grandmother, Katie McCormick; maternal great-grandmother, June Simmons; maternal great-grandparents, Harry and Sadie Vaughn, maternal great-grandparents, Dewey Jackson, Sr. and Katherine Waldron, and his loyal K-9 companions, Coal and Loki.

A visitation will be held one hour prior. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 1:00 pm at Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford.

Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford is assisting the family.  To send condolences, please visit

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I’ll love you forever and ever! You’ll always be in my heart and I won’t let you down. Your new baby boy will be taken care of and I’ll always be sure he knows who his daddy was. You’re now our guardian angel. ❤️

Posted by Anonymous on November 8, 2022

Thank you for being the best daddy to our Buddy boy. We love you and I won’t let you down

Posted by Anonymous on November 8, 2022

I will always cherish the times I had with you and the good memories. Always wished you and your true love would have one day reconciled , but everything happens for a reason. May you rest in peace with our good Lord now and all of us on earth will be waiting to join you in eternity. Will always love you Codey no matter what!

Posted by Melissa Treadwell on November 7, 2022

Rest Easy Brother, Travel Well. Till the Gates of Valhalla

Posted by Rorta on November 5, 2022

Codey was the light of the world . Always knew how to make someone smile never had a dull moment with him . He took me in when I needed a place to stay and get my head right he was there for me when I found out I was pregant and told me to get clean and sober for my kid and to go home to my mom and I did he was a TRUE FRIEND I miss him so much he definitely didn’t deserve to be gone so SOON ITS NOT FAIR no one deserves life with out him especially BUDDY AND HIS UNBORN CHILD 😭😭😭 rest easy CODEY ❤️❤️watch over us please !!! I know you partying it up there YEE YEE

Posted by Anonymous on November 5, 2022

Codey will always hold a special place in my heart. ❤️

Posted by Candi Arrington on November 4, 2022

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