May 16, 2020 Roy Barksdale Obenchain Jr. of Salem, Virginia, left the arms of his loving family into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, May 16, 2020 while in Paradise Valley, Arizona. He is survived by his wife Shirley Obenchain of Salem, Virginia, his daughter Beth Bournias, Ph.D. and husband, Larry, of Hilton Head, South Carolina; and by his daughter Robin Obenchain, M.D. of Paradise Valley, Arizona. A memorial will be held at a later date. The family may be contacted online through the Valley of the Sun Mortuary in Chandler, Arizona.

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Rebecca Hupp

I have known the Obenchain family since 1948. My mother worked at Hollins College along with his dad and we also went to church together. In the summer time I would go and spend the day with his sister Carolyn then Buddy, as we called him, would be there also. I have great memories of the time I spent with the Obenchain family. I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength to get through each day. Just think the family is reunited now.

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