Gerald Vaden Umberger

February 9, 1950January 9, 2021

Gerald Vaden Umberger (Jerry), age 70, of Elkwood, VA, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Born February 9, 1950, to Basil Bowman Umberger and Gladys Miller Umberger, Jerry made his life about and around trucking with BB Umberger and Son Trucking. He loved children, dogs (and cats to a lesser extent but never would have admitted it), feeding the birds and bears at his and Arlene’s property in the mountains, watching old westerns, and eating a good steak. He was a masterful storyteller. Right up to the end of his life, he told detailed, vivid stories about things he experienced while trucking and people he remembered from his childhood.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Arlene George Umberger of Elkwood, daughter Amy Umberger and her partner John Ladusky of Locust Grove, son Jason Umberger and his wife Nicki Via Umberger of Culpeper, his sister Joan Umberger Andes of Elkwood, grandchildren Bristen, Hayden, and Lincoln Umberger of Culpeper, niece Donna Andes Bates and her husband Paul Bates of Culpeper, niece Lorie Andes of Elkwood, great nephew Treavor Bates and his wife Krissy Singleton Bates, and great niece Quinn-Lynn Bates, all of Culpeper. Jerry is also survived by a loving circle of in-laws and their children and grandchildren, cousins, extended family members, and a host of friends.

In addition to his parents B.B and Gladys Miller Umberger, Jerry was preceded in death by brother B.B. Umberger, Jr., brother-in-law Mac Andes, brother-in-law Eddy Lohr, and mother- and father-in-law Gordon D. and Mary Geneva George.

Graveside services will be held at Remington Cemetery, 11910 Cemetery Road, Remington, VA, Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Peyton Embrey and Pastor Don Williams officiating. We ask for all to respect the current COVID-19 restrictions and for those in attendance to please wear a mask and surround the family at a distance.

Condolences and memories of Jerry may be offered to the Umberger family by visiting In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Remington United Methodist Church, PO Box 86, Remington, VA 22734, or New Century Hospice, 941 Glenwood Station Lane Unit 204, Charlottesville, VA 22901.

The Umberger family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.


  • Remington United Methodist Church
  • New Century Hospice


  • Graveside Funeral Service - Remington Cemetery

    Thursday, January 14, 2021


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Nelson & Judy Reid

January 15, 2021

We were very sorry to here about Jerry. He was always a great friend and a big presence when he was around; his laugh, his cheerfulness. All of his family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Renee Andes Johnson

January 15, 2021

Arlene, Amy, Jason Aunt Joanie and families. May your strong faith in God ease the pain of loosing Jerry. I can still hear his infectious laugh when telling the old stories. He will be greatly missed by our family and all who knew him.

Diane and Jackie Wright

January 14, 2021

As the daughters of Denny Wright we still remember and loved it when coming by the house the horn would always be blown as you went by and a wave if we were outside.

Thoughts and prayers to the family, he was was great man and will be missed.

Paula Wiliiams

January 14, 2021

Dear Amy,
I saw your father's obituary in the Free Lance Star. Sending my sympathy to you and your family .
I share your pain, having lost both of my parents to cancer. I remember you well as an outstanding Field Hockey player at Culpeper. I officiated most of your games and always enjoyed working with the Devilettes.
Just wanted you to know that I am saying a prayer for you today.
Paula Wiliiams

Juanita Barnett

January 13, 2021

Saying goodbye to someone I’ve known and cared about my entire life is heartbreaking. Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow of Jerry’s loss and my sympathies for Arlene, Amy, Jason, Joan, and all the family. May He who knows your sorrow bring peace, comfort, and healing to your souls. This, as Jerry would say, is “one of the tough times.” Until we meet again, “Smoke.” 🌹

Lori Kissell

January 13, 2021

Dear Nicki and Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and yours.

Jean Payne

January 13, 2021

Amy,So sorry for the loss of yourDad.You are still such a big miss at Harrison Road.Love to you and your family.Take comfort in knowing he is in a beautiful place.

Carolyn Reese Geer

January 12, 2021

My heart is broke knowing my special friend has left us all. He was such a sweetheart and have known each other many years. Had a couple laughs the last time we talked on phone talking about the good ole days and my hubby who has passed. Rip my sweet friend ❤️And prayers to you Arlene and the rest of the family love to all ❤️

Evelyn Olinger

January 12, 2021

Fond memories of the Remington group. Jerry was one of the good guys.
He has earned his eternal rest.
Rest In Peace, Smoke!

Bob Leazer

January 12, 2021

I would just like to offer my sincere condolences to the entire Umberger family during this very trying time in their lives. Jerry, as well as the entire Umberger family,have been friends of mine and of my family for close to 90 years. May each of you find comfort in knowing that Jerry is now in a much better place! May he rest in Peace!