Arthur “Bee” Kresge, III

Arthur “Bee” Kresge, III, 85, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, in the Lynn Care Center in Front Royal.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home with Rev. Marc Roberson and Sammy Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Front Royal.

Bee was born May 16, 1935, in Winchester, Virginia, son of the late Arthur Bradley Kresge, II and Sarah Herr Warfield. He was a graduate of Randolph Macon Academy Class of 1953 and a US. Army veteran serving for three years. Bee was a member of the Front Royal Jaycees, the Front Royal Fire Department, the Front Royal Exchange Club and a member of Riverton United Methodist Church. He was chairman of the Warren County Fair Association in 1963, and served as chairman of the March of Dimes.

Bee worked for Heckman Bindery, Peoples Life Insurance Company, Weaver’s Department Store and Trout Drug. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

Surviving are his loving and devoted wife of 61 years Alice Jean Kresge; one son Brad Kresge and wife Carol of Front Royal; two brothers Dr. John Nagel of Flagstaff, Arizona and Richard Kresge of Peoria, Arizona; four sisters Annette Creed of Colorado, Charlotte Nagel of Colorado, Darra Calvin of Massachusetts and Debbie Gates of Georgia; one granddaughter Amanda Kresge of Front Royal; grandson Bradley Kresge of Front Royal; and brother-in-law Wayne Sealock and wife Sue of Front Royal.

Bee was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Lynn Nagel; and grandparents Rueben and Charlotte Herr.

Pallbearers will be Robbie Sealock, Todd Smedley, Bradley Kresge, Mark Matthews, James Wells and Phil Foster.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Front Royal Fire Department, 221 North Commerce Ave., Front Royal, Virginia 22630 or to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, 375 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034.

  7 comments for “Arthur “Bee” Kresge, III

  1. Robert and Beth Grant
    November 6, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Deepest sympathy for the family,

  2. Pam Foster
    November 6, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    We love you all so! The Gov is so loved by our family! We are always to be family together! I will miss Bee’s optimism, cheer, and laughter. We love you….we will always love Bee!!

  3. Ann Derflinger
    November 7, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with Jean and her family. Bee was A caring sweet man. He will be missed.

  4. Bev & Ed Morrison
    November 8, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    Sorry we cannot be at services as we are in Florida. Bee was a wonderful
    neighbor, a fine person who was a pleasure to be around. Our love to
    Alice Jean and her family at this time of loss.

  5. Tony Darr
    November 9, 2020 at 12:28 am

    So sorry to hear of Bee’s passing. I worked with Bee in the early 80’s at Trout’s Drug and will always remember him as a kind and wonderful person. Always found the best things in life no matter the situation.
    My condolences to Alice and Brad and the rest of the family

  6. Jim and Mary Kay Moose
    November 9, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    We send our love and deepest sympathy to all the Kresge family . He will always be one of the sorority sister husbands . We will fondly remember all our get togethers. May he Rest In Peace and in the hands of God .

  7. Delilah Shenk Hughes
    November 9, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    Alice Jean,

    I’m so sorry for your lost. Our thoughts are with the family as you go through this.

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