Jesse Walker Dove

Jesse Walker Dove, 31, of Front Royal, VA passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2022.


He graduated from Warren County High School in 2009. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy before pursuing a career in law enforcement, including Warren County Sheriff’s Department, Strasburg Police Department, and Department of Homeland Security. He was most recently a federal officer and continued to volunteer as a deputy for Warren County.


Jesse was born on January 22, 1991. He is the son of Jesse R. “JR” Dove and Callie Dove of Front Royal, VA. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife, Marissa Dove and daughter, Wrenly Mae Dove; siblings, Jessica Phillips (Lonnie), Joshua Dove (Lori), Caitlin Ruckman (Chad); grandparents, Betty and Billy Chapman, and Jim Heflin; and a large extended family.


Jesse was an avid hunter, fisherman, and farmer. He was a fierce and loyal protector of friends and family and took indescribable pride in protecting and serving his fellow citizens in the county that meant so much to him. He had a smile that would light up a room and was always quick with a joke. Jesse was a loving and devoted man and will truly be missed by all.


The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 7 from 6-8 PM at Maddox Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 8 at 12 PM at Riverton United Methodist Church in Front Royal, VA.  Burial will immediately follow at St. Stephens Cemetery in Strasburg, VA. A fellowship meal will be held afterwards at the Front Royal Volunteer Fire Department on Commerce Ave.


Pallbearers are Joshua Dove, Chad Ruckman, Evan Massey, Nick Williams, Michael Grove and Mike Robinson.


In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to Edward Jones, 1705 Amherst St. Suite 101, Winchester, VA 22601 for the benefit of Wrenly Mae’s Education Fund. Checks should be made payable to Edward Jones. Please indicate Wrenly Dove -529 on the memo line.

  37 comments for “Jesse Walker Dove

  1. Debbie Reil
    December 5, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Sending our most heartfelt and deepest sympathies for your Family.

    Debbie and Judy Reil

    • Tricia Putnam
      December 7, 2022 at 2:52 pm

      My deepest condolences JR and Callie for your loss. You are all in my thoughts.

  2. December 5, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family right now. God took this beautiful young man too soon. As long as you keep his beautiful memories in your heart, he will always be with you.

    • Todd and Michelle Heier
      December 5, 2022 at 10:55 pm

      Sending thoughts and prayers to all of Jesse’s family and friends. Deepest sympathy to all.

      • Mary Langfitt Touhey
        January 28, 2023 at 8:59 pm

        So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to family members and friends

    • L. Curry
      December 6, 2022 at 6:26 am

      Sending my deepest condolences to Jesse family. Sorry for you loss.

    • Denise Sager Gochenour
      December 7, 2022 at 1:15 am

      May God be with you all during this difficult time.

  3. Trisha Copeland
    December 5, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Sending our prayers and condolences to his family, friends and Department. Thank you for your service to your community.

  4. Eve Ritchie
    December 5, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    so sorry for your loss sending prayers

  5. Tina Spiker
    December 6, 2022 at 12:20 am

    So very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers

    • December 7, 2022 at 1:15 pm

      Our deepest sympathies to all the family. Sending prayers for comfort and strength to each of you. May God bless and keep you in his loving care during these most difficult days.

  6. Richard H Furr, President
    December 6, 2022 at 12:27 am

    On behalf of the members of the Fraternal Order of Police, Front Royal/Warren County Lodge #33, we extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Jesse. Rest In Peace, good and faithful servant. Our community thanks you for your service and dedication.

  7. C Foster
    December 6, 2022 at 12:42 am

    Sending prayers of strength and peace.
    Catherine Brown Foster

  8. Trish Oliff
    December 6, 2022 at 1:08 am

    My deepest sympathies to theDove Family and Friends. We love you and support you

  9. Tina roe
    December 6, 2022 at 3:20 am

    I’m so so sorry for your loss….
    I’m sure he will be missed 😢 😔 💔 😞

  10. Wanda Cook
    December 6, 2022 at 3:20 am

    Thinking of you during this difficult time. I cannot imagine the pain and heartache you’re feeling. I am sending healing prayers for your peace and comfort during this tough time.

  11. Wanda Cook & Jeff Fields
    December 6, 2022 at 3:45 am

    Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. No words can describe how sorry we are for your loss. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. We pray that your heart and soul will find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    • Lisa Clark
      December 8, 2022 at 10:08 am

      That was beautiful 🙏

  12. Richard Pelland
    December 6, 2022 at 5:33 am

    Maureen and I are so sorry for your loss.

  13. Shasta Haun
    December 6, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    The Dove family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank each of you for your amazing service to our community. Sending love and condolences to you during this time.

  14. Kevin & Anita Foltz
    December 6, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    JR & Callie, Marissa and Wrenly and family, Jesse was a bright and out going boy with a promising future. I remember sitting and talking with him about future plans when I saw him at WMC where he was working security at the time. We discussed some strategies and plans for him to get started in Law Enforcement. It seems as though he did well. We cannot know the pain and loss you are going through. JR & Callie take care of that beautiful daughter-in-law and grand daughter. Our prayers for peace and comfort to you all that only God can give.

  15. Steve Ashenfelter
    December 6, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    I will always remember Jesse as having a kind and generous heart. He was the life of the party whenever he was gathered around family and friends. Jesse was proud to follow in his father’s footsteps as a public servant who was selfless in his giving and generous in his caring.

    Love and prayers to his family. May God bring peace and comfort to them as they mourn their loss but celebrate his life. Gone too soon, but always in our hearts.

  16. Sheri Johnson
    December 6, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Sending our most heartfelt and deepest sympathies for your Family. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. Greg & Judy Jones
    December 7, 2022 at 3:30 am

    Our hearts ache for your family💔
    We will pray that God will hold you in his loving arms and give you strength and courage🙏
    There is a portion of a poem that we find comfort ….”And think of him as living in the hearts those he touched, for nothing love is ever lost…..and he was loved so much♥️“

  18. Eddie and Barbara Lynch
    December 7, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    unreal, hard to understand…our prayers to the entire family…
    God Bless!

  19. Jackie Hensley
    December 7, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    Wishing you peace, prayers, and compassion as you remember and honor Jesse. May you find comfort in the arms of your loved ones, and may you feel love pouring out to you from dear ones near and far.

  20. Patricia Koch
    December 7, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  21. Mark Unger
    December 7, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Our prayers are with you and all your family during this difficult time.

  22. Gary Petitt
    December 7, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    RIP Jesse my prayers go out to your family and friends.

  23. Renae Funkhouser
    December 8, 2022 at 4:05 am

    Sending prayers.

  24. Lisa Clark
    December 8, 2022 at 10:16 am

    So very sorry for this tragic loss of a wonderful man. Prayers to his Grandparents,Parents, siblings, Wife and precious baby girl Wrenly Mae. I pray God wraps you in his loving arms and gives you Strength 🙏😢🙏🕊️
    Lisa Clark

  25. Pam Allen
    December 8, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    Sending loving thoughts and prayers to your families at this time of pain and sorrow. May the warm memories of Jesse bring you peace.

  26. Brooks and Dick Nanna
    December 8, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    Callie, JR and Caitlyn and Marissa, Brooks and I were stunned to hear of Jesse’s death. For me personally it was more so as I had just seen him at Caitlyn’s wedding. We have known him literally all his life and watched him grow into an outstanding, honorable and loving man, just like his sister has as well. He was blessed with two steadfast parents and he grew more like you two as time went on. We stand with you in your grief.

  27. December 8, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    Prayers for all the family during this very difficult tragedy. He will be sorely missed by many. God Bless all of you!

  28. Bubby Shipe
    December 9, 2022 at 12:12 am

    Thoughts and prayers to the family

  29. Tom
    December 9, 2022 at 3:42 pm

    Condolences too the family and friends of this man! I’m praying for you all!🙏

  30. C
    December 9, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    You were truly one of a kind and will be missed terribly. Thank you for all that you taught me about myself and life through the years. Sending hugs and prayers to your family

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