Duffield, VA – Bobby Gene Wallen, 62, Robinette Valley, passed away, Thursday, February 19, 2009.
Bobby was born in Sullivan Co TN, on October 12, 1946, the son of Junior Wallen and the late Alice Eula Gillenwater Wallen. He was a graduate of Gate City High School and loved grouse hunting, farming and spending time with his family and friends.
In addition to his mother, Alice Wallen, he was preceded in death by several aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his father, Junior Wallen, Duffield, VA; brother, Charles Wallen and wife, Phyllis, Duffield, VA; nephew, David Wallen, Mt. Carmel, TN; special cousins, Bonnie Frank and Faye Vaughn. and a host of cousins and friends.
He was a former truck driver for Humphreys and also for Fraleys.
The family received friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, February 22, 2009 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted at 7 p.m., in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Johnny Duncan and the Rev. Garry Hood officiating. The Lee Smith Singers provided the music.
The family were to meeting at the funeral home at 11 a.m., Monday to go in procession to the graveside service.
Graveside services conducted at 12 a.m. noon, Monday, February 23, 2009, at the Gillenwater Family Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA, with Jimmy Williams, J. C. Wallen, Dave Frank, Larry Wallen, Troy Gillenwater, Josh Gillenwater, Matthew Gillenwater, Trinity Gillenwater and Jimmy Ray Carter to serve as pallbearers.
An online guest registry is available for the Wallen family at