Lindsey Funeral Homes

473 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA


Henry Price Deyerle, Jr.

January 18, 1950August 9, 2019

Henry Price Deyerle, Jr., 69, died unexpectedly on August 9, 2019. He was dearly beloved. Henry, known as Hank, the son of the late Dr. Henry Price Deyerle and Mary Elizabeth Savage Deyerle, was born on January 18, 1950 in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

A graduate of Woodberry Forest School, he received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia in 1978 and was a retired member of the New Hampshire Bar Association. He loved his family and friends. He was a gentle and intelligent man, with a perceptive sense of humor. His interests were varied and numerous.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Barbara L. Deyerle and their cherished cats; his sisters, Lucy R. Deyerle of Bridgewater, and Warwick D. Tomfohr of Kent, Washington and her husband, Tom Tomfohr and their four children; Carolyn Williams and her three daughters; Courtney Henderson and husband, Scott, and their two children; Robert Tomfohr; and Samantha Miller and husband, Chris. Hank was also the uncle of his wife’s brother’s son, Johnathan Lovett.

A private family service will be held. In remembrance, donations may be made to Two Medicine Dinosaur Center, 120 2nd Avenue South, Bynum, MT 59419 or Cat’s Cradle, P.O. Box 2128, Harrisonburg, Va 22803.

Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.


  • Two Medicine Dinosaur Center
  • Cat's Cradle


  • A Private Family Service Will Be Held.


Henry Price Deyerle, Jr.

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Brad Davenport

August 16, 2019

Hank and I were third cousins, through the Warwicks. We didn't know each other until around ten years ago. I visited with him in his home in Grottoes and we shared family stories and artifacts, including his remarkable collection. We've stayed in touch, and a few summers ago Warwick and Tom were in Richmond and had dinner with my wife Suzanne and me. I'm very sorry he's gone.

Carol Horst Watson

August 16, 2019

Dear Warwick and family,
I'm sorry for the loss of your brother. I understand what you are experiencing. I hope fond memories will bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
In sympathy,
Carol Horst Watson
from HHS

Gregory Speck

August 12, 2019

SO shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Henry; I had been talking about him only a month ago at Woodberry Forest at the memorial reception for the late Betty Wright, whose husband the former Headmaster Emmett Wright was in a wheelchair and somewhat disoriented.

Lucy, please get in touch with me and come to see me in Harrisonburg, where I am building a third house to display my museum collection. I am now in NYC, but will return to Virginia before September to deal with all sorts of matters. Hope you and Warwick are well and happy, Gregory

robert miller

August 12, 2019

Bob, So very sorry for your loss. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance during this sad time.

Richard ( Rick) Huffman

August 12, 2019

I always wondered what became of Henry. As a kid growing up on Franklin St. in H`burg we were friends. In 1958 my family moved to Texas and upon returning 5 yrs. later there was no sign of Henry. I now know he was off to Wood berry Forest for his education. Henry was a different type person but very intelligent. I am glad to know he had a good life and Kudos to being a cat lover.