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William Starke Mundy III

March 20, 1939 - August 7, 2021

William Starke Mundy III, known as Starke, of Amherst County was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, on March 20, 1939, and died on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at Lynchburg General Hospital. His late parents were William S. Mundy Jr. and Virginia Winfree Mundy. His wife of 39 years, Margaret D. Mundy survives. He grew up in Lynchburg but moved to Amherst and the county that he loved as an adult.

Starke cherished family, but none more than his daughter Jennifer Mundy Brasko, her husband RJ, his grandchildren Reinhard, Starke and Max all of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He adored children but none more than his grandchildren, the many nieces and nephews and their families. As the oldest of six children, he loved family gatherings and sibling antics. He particularly enjoyed the tradition of birthday parties and Christmas gatherings of the whole family. He is also survived by siblings Margaret Peggy Mosby and BK Mundy of Lynchburg, John (Annette) Mundy of Greensboro, NC, and Elizabeth Mundy and Gary Henley of Ashland, Virginia. His sister Ann Cleveland Mundy predeceased him.

Starke graduated from the Virginia Episcopal School, The University of Virginia and Washington and Lee University Law School. He served in the U.S. Army and Naval Reserves as an officer. He was in private law practice for many years before joining the Commonwealth Attorney’s office in Amherst County. He retired as Commonwealth Attorney, a job which he loved, serving the citizens of Amherst County and working with the Sheriff, deputies, Town of Amherst and State police.

Starke had many interests over the years and pursued them enthusiastically. He was junior state Skeet champion in 1953 and 1954, raised cattle as a young adult, hunted throughout his life including four trips to Africa, rode motorcycles and always told jokes. Starke was a hunter education instructor and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, long time member of the Issac Walton League and Hill City Master Gardeners and ex-president of Monroe Ruritan Club.  He loved a good joke, and bad ones, and could laugh at himself. He will be remembered as a gentle bear of a man with great humility that belied a strong intellect and sentimental nature for family and friends.

The family requests donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, 29 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

A graveside service for Starke will be held at 2:00 p.m.  on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at Spring Hill Cemetery.

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

A graveside service for Starke will be held at 2:00 p.m.  on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at Spring Hill Cemetery.

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For all of Starke’s family, I am so sorry to hear of Stake’s death. I am thinking of you. I’m so sorry I was unable to attend his service. It is good that Starke’s is no longer in discomfort. He is off on the next journey. That doesn’t make it much easier for those left here. Your Gentle Giant will be missed. Much love Janie

Posted by Janie Mosby on August 19, 2021

With our deepest sympathies. Thinking of you all! Helene and Devese Hughes

Posted by Helene and DeVese Hughes on August 14, 2021

Margaret and Family,, I was distressed to earn of Stakes passing. Starke was a specia person who was liked by all that met him. We are out of state and wil not be able to attend the service. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers

Posted by Ken Watts on August 13, 2021

Margaret and Family. We are so sorry to learn of Starkes passing. We are out of state and distressed that we will not be able to attend the service. Starke was a very special and kind person who was liked by anyone who knew him. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Ken and Nancy Watts on August 13, 2021

Margaret, I’m so sorry about Starke! My heart hurts with yours! Sending love and prayers and lots of sympathy!!!

Posted by Carol Bryant on August 13, 2021

I am so sorry for the loss of your brother/brother in law, John & Annette. My condolences to the rest of your family as well. May he Rest In Peace.

Posted by Veronica Smith on August 13, 2021

Margaret and family, I had the pleasure of knowing Starke for about twenty years after we started teaching Hunter Education together. I always enjoyed our back and forth. Even when it became hard for him to get around he rarely refused a request for help teaching a class. During our classes, he always reminded me of one of the old men in the balcony on the Muppet Show with his little comments about what was being presented at the time. He was not a quiet whisperer. I often wondered if he did that during court. He always made a point of instructing about the difference between a clip and a magazine to the students, as I've started doing when talking guns with just about anyone. I often teased him about those big feet and said that he'd be ten feet tall if God hadn't turned so much of him under for him to walk on. I'll miss our phone calls. He'd call me to complain about what VDOT or VDGIF was up to or just call to tell me about a hunting show he was watching. At the end of the call he'd always tell me "be a good boy." Well, I'll try my best, Starke. I am a better person for knowing him and I shall miss him.

Posted by Bill Wise on August 13, 2021

I never met Starke, but I had several phone conversations with him when I called for Margaret. I never ended the conversations without having laughed with and at him. I know you all will miss him terribly.

Posted by Faye Routon on August 13, 2021

I never met Starke, but I had several phone conversations with him when I called for Margaret. I never ended the conversations without having laughed with and at him. I know you all will miss him terribly.

Posted by Faye Routon on August 13, 2021

Pat and I have fond memories of Stark making mint Julips at a golf outing! We just saw this and extend our sincere sympathies to you and the families. May God bless you.

Posted by Gary & Pat Dinkins on August 12, 2021

Dearest Margaret and family, We have all been so very blessed to have had Starke in our lives. He will be remembered with many smiles and a lot more laughter due to his outgoing nature and slightly warped sense of humor. Know that you were the most cherished part of his life and he spoke of you accordingly. Be well and put your faith in God to see you and all of us thru his loss. We pray for his beautiful soul to grace heaven as well as he did ours here. Joe and Cindy

Posted by Joseph and Cindy Key on August 12, 2021

So sorry to hear about Starke’s death……..although I am happy he is no longer in pain and has moved on to his next journey! The Mandy family will certainly miss the Gentle Giant. Much love and prayers to you!

Posted by Marcia Mosby on August 12, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to Margaret and all of Starke's family during this time of loss. Polly and Johnny Wimer

Posted by Polly Wimer on August 12, 2021

a great friend

Posted by charlie ross on August 12, 2021

My sincere sympathy to the entire family.

Posted by Vivian Demko on August 11, 2021

I met Starke in 1979 when I worked for a mortgage company in a duplex down the hill in the Seminole Shopping Center in Madison Heights. Starke's office was in the other half of the duplex. He was a very nice, funny, and personable man who would call over to our office from time to time and say, "Darlin', can you come over and witness a will signing for me?" I was thinking about him just a couple of weeks ago when I rode by that building while in the area. My deepest sympathy to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Carolyn L Wagner on August 11, 2021

My condolences to the family in their loss. It was a pleasure to have known & shot Skeet with Starke. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Mike Garrison on August 11, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Starke's passing . I worked for him for about 3 years when he had his private practice. He was a kind and gentle soul. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Michelle A Marino on August 10, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Starke's passing . I worked for him for about 3 years when he had his private practice. He was a kind and gentle soul. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Michelle A Marino on August 10, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Starke's passing . I worked for him for about 3 years when he had his private practice. He was a kind and gentle soul. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Michelle A Marino on August 10, 2021

Margaret and family, so very sorry to hear about Starke, I always loved his jokes made me always laugh when we were around him. Years ago Bootsie, Morgan, and myself were at T&W having lunch and Morgan wanted to buy a lottery ticket as soon as the cashier took the money Starke walked in Bootsie said "nice timing" we all got a good laugh because Morgan was about 8 years old and Starke was the Commonwealth Attorney at the time.

Posted by Valerie Kidd on August 10, 2021

To the Family of Mr. Starke Mundy With our Deepest Sympathy. We knew him as a great Coon Hunter He came to the Coon Hunting events in different places he hunted with our Late Father Robert E. Owens he enjoyed hunting with Mr. Mundy You’ll are in our thoughts and prayers The Family of The Late Robert E. Owens

Posted by Cathy Owens Maddox on August 9, 2021

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