Harry Franklin Louderback

May 11, 1940October 5, 2020

Harry Franklin Louderback, 80, of Shenandoah, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020.

Harry was born in the Shenandoah area on May 11, 1940, the son of the late Max Alvin and Helen Milton Louderback.

He graduated from Shenandoah High School. He was a graduate of Dunsmore Business College and attended Columbia Technical Institution and Grantham School of Electronics. After college, he went to work for the FBI and was appointed Telecommunications Manager in 1981 and served in that capacity until retirement in 1994 with 35 years of service.

Harry was elected to the Board of Directors of Pioneer Bank and Pioneer Bankshares, Inc. in 1998. He served as treasurer of Page County Broadband Authority. He was a member of Page County Water Quality Committee and, also a member of the Page County Farmers Association.

He attended St. Paul Lutheran Church, where he was a church trustee. He was a member of Ashlar Lodge AF & AM No. 125 and Milnes Chapter No. 3 Order of the Eastern Star Shenandoah.

In the 1970’s and 80’s he showed Tennessee walking horses and was a past vice president and past show chairman of the American Walking Horse Association. In 1994, Harry returned to Page County and became a full-time farmer raising beef cattle. He loved Allis Chalmers tractors. His cousin, Kenny Louderback of Stanley introduced him to pulling tractors and that became his new passion.

On September 23, 1961, Harry married his high school sweetheart, the former Sharon Eloise Kite. In addition to his wife he is survived by daughter, Dianna Kieler and husband, Joe; son, Harry F. Louderback, II and wife, Tara; grandsons, Jacob Kieler and Justice Louderback and granddaughter, Rachel Kieler; great-grandsons, Walker Smith and Grayson Kieler.

Friends and family may pay their respects 2 pm until 7 pm, Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Lindsey Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah. The family will be present from 4 pm until 7 pm.

The Reverend Tarja Stevenson will conduct a graveside service, Friday, October 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Per CDC guidelines, social distancing and masks are requested.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6433 US Highway 340, Shenandoah, VA 22849.

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    Thursday, October 8, 2020

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    Thursday, October 8, 2020

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    Friday, October 9, 2020


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Bryan Nelson

October 11, 2020

So sorry to hear of Harry's passing. My deepest condolences to the family. Harry was truly one of a kind - a humble and generous man. He helped me out quite a bit, and I am forever grateful. I will miss him.

Karen Short

October 8, 2020

Loving care, sympathies and prayers go out to Sharon, Diane, H.F. and the whole Louderback family at this difficult and sad time from me and all your Sisters and Brothers of Milnes Chapter #3 Order of the Eastern Star. You are so loved.

I feel very blessed to have known Brother Harry. He was such a kind and gentle man with so many accomplishments who touched so many lives! Its rather a shock that he passed so suddenly. I will miss him.

Karen S., Worthy Matron

Ronald Brechon

October 8, 2020

Harry was the kindest most giving man I have had the great pleasure to to know.. He was a great man to work for. I have many fond memories of visiting him on the farm. Rest in peace Harry

Mary Wiehl

October 8, 2020

So very sorry to learn of Harry’s passing. We worked off some of the same hallways in the JEH Building. He always had a quiet, kind smile and greeting even for those of us that weren’t assigned to his office or even his division. Unfailingly pleasant and gone way too soon.

Mary Jane Hensley

October 8, 2020

Prayers he was a good man. Thoughts and prayers 🙏 for the family 💗

jill weber

October 8, 2020

The Weber family express our deepest sympathies.

We met the lovely Louderback family in 2001. It was then that we purchased the property next to theirs. Harry’s love of Allis Chalmers tractors inspired my husband to have and restore one of his own. Every time he rides that tractor, I know he thinks of Harry. May he rest in peace.

To Sharron, Dianna, HF, Joe, Jake, Rachel, and extended family, may your sweet memories comfort you.

With Love,
Kurt, Jill, Laura & David Weber

Jerry and Sandys Clontz

October 8, 2020

Harry was always a delight to be around. I remember many great moments shared in high school with Harry and Eddie Higgs. So sorry he is no longer with us. We wish Sharon and his family nothing but the best and hope they remember his good life without too much sorrow in his passing.

Gene P Stewart, Jr

October 8, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Uncle Harry was one of a kind. I will never forget when I showed him the cat in a bag gift. He kept asking to do it again, and laughed so hard, he was crying. His laugh and smile is something I will never forget. Many prayers for everyone.

Kim Shifflett

October 8, 2020

Sharon, Dianna, H.F. and families,

I'm sorry for your loss. Harry Franklin will be greatly missed. Prayers for peace, comfort and strength as you go through this difficult time. May the grace of God be upon you.

I have memories of Harry Franklin and H.F. farming the field in front of mom and dad's house and fond memories of Max and Helen.

With heartfelt sympathy,
Kim Seal Shifflett and husband Gary
(William and Barbara Seal's daughter)


October 8, 2020

My sympathy to all of Mr. Louderback’s family. He and my husband both worked at the FBI for many years.
May you find comfort in the memories of the good times that you shared.