Obituary for Vance “Tyler” Dunford

Vance “Tyler” Dunford, age 25 of Max Meadows, Virginia passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at the Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born June 15, 1996 in Pulaski he was the son of Vance Allen Dunford & Erin Griswold Melton. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harry & Nancy Dunford, Terry Griswold, Sr., uncles, Tommy Lane, Terry Griswold, Jr. and his step grandfather, Jack Melton.

Tyler worked at Volvo Trucks.

He is survived by his 

Children – Jocelyn Marie Dunford, Camberlyn Josette Dunford 

Mother & Stepfather – Erin (David) Melton

Father – Vance Allen Dunford

Grandmother – Opal (Sam) Talbert

Sister – Katie Dunford

Brother – Keith Lane

Aunts & Uncles – Tabitha (Aaron) Cooper, Nova (Todd) Boothe, Eddie (Pat) Dunford, Sandra Lane, Debbie (Leroy) Stone, Johnny Dunford

Step Grandmother – Stella Melton

Too many other best friends and relatives to mention

Memorial services will be held 6:00 PM – Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski.

The family will receive friends one hour before service time Saturday at the Funeral Home.

To sign Tyler’s online guestbook, visit

Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.

“I have found my final resting place, That Special spot to fish

Remember the times that we shared – You too, I will miss

This is the journey I must take, and I must go alone

Know that my heart is with you, as I take this journey home

To that final fishing hole, for fisherman like me

To tell the biggest fishing tales about the one that got away

Remember me with fondness, This is not goodbye

It is “Till we meet again”, At the fishing hole in the sky”

VAnce Dunford