OBITUARY

Charles S. Root, Jr.

April 18, 1940April 6, 2021
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Charles Straub Root, Jr., 80, of Waynesboro was Promoted to Glory on April 6, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Waynesboro, Virginia to the late Charles Straub Root, Sr. and Bessie (Terrell) Root on April 18, 1940. He married Fannie Bryan on July 2, 1961 and the two shared a blessed marriage of 60 years.

Rooty was the retired owner of Rooty’s Road Service. He was a US Army Veteran, having served his country honorably. He was a member of The Salvation Army Church, Waynesboro and the Harley Davidson Association. Rooty was an avid dirt track race fan and one of his greatest joys was watching his grandsons race at the local dirt track. He was also a Redskins fan. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, PawPaw, uncle and friend to many. He loved everyone he came in contact with, especially the neighborhood kids, racetrack fans and all the B Street Bad Boys.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Shawn Harvey and Victor Rexrode.

Survivors include his wife Fannie Root; children, Sherri (Johnny) Ray, Tammy (David) Lamb, Sandi (Gary) Breeden, Penny Root, and Patty (JR) Fisher; and was “Pops” to a special son, Victor (Bobbie) Davis; son-in-law, Dave Harvey; grandchildren, Chip (Tina) Root, Becky (Mikey) May, DJ (Courtnie) Lamb, Vincent (Christie) Rexrode, Brandi Breeden, Gage Root, Duck (Carmen) Gregory, Dustin (Kelcie) Fisher, Faith Fisher; honorary granddaughter, Kaylee Davis; great grandchildren, CJ, JC, Bryan, Brayden, Brendan, Bryanna, Breyson, Paige, Dakota, Caden, Grayson, Kaylee, Allie, Axel, Mason and Dixon; sisters, MaryLu (Jeff) Davis and Skip (Wayne) Carter; and a number of nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his four legged companion, Dixie.

The family will receive friends on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday April 10, 2021 at 10:00am at the Salvation Army, 900 B St., Waynesboro with Lt. Rachel Pruitt and Capt. Jason Perdieu officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be DJ Lamb, Vincent Rexrode, Dustin Fisher, Duck Gregory, CJ Root and Mikey May.

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to caregivers, Duck Gregory, Carmen Simms, Augusta Health Hospice Care and Dr. Herring.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Straub Root, Sr. and Bessie (Terrell) Root; andtwo grandchildren, Shawn Harvey and Victor Rexrode.


    Survivors include his wife Fannie Root; children, Sherri (Johnny) Ray, Tammy (David) Lamb, Sandi (Gary) Breeden, Penny Root, and Patty (JR) Fisher; and was “Pops” to a special son, Victor (Bobbie) Davis; son-in-law, Dave Harvey; grandchildren, Chip (Tina) Root, Becky (Mikey) May, DJ (Courtnie) Lamb, Vincent (Christie) Rexrode, Brandi Breeden, Gage Root, Duck (Carmen) Gregory, Dustin (Kelcie) Fisher, Faith Fisher; honorary granddaughter, Kaylee Davis; great grandchildren, CJ, JC, Bryan, Brayden, Brendan, Bryanna, Breyson, Paige, Dakota, Caden, Grayson, Kaylee, Allie, Axel, Mason and Dixon; sisters, MaryLu (Jeff) Davis and Skip (Wayne) Carter; and a number of nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his four legged companion, Dixie.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment, Officiating

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Gerri Cash

April 9, 2021

So sorry to hear of Mr. Root's passing. Prayers for each of you as you mourn the loss of wonderful man.

Suzann Smith Jones

April 9, 2021

Dear Root Family, I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Junior was a funny, kind and loving person. I have many fond memories of our families camping together when we were kids. Have a feeling daddy was there to welcome him home. Please let me know if I can do anything for any of you. Sending love and prayers from Sonny, Luann, Tommy and myself.

Brianca Bailey

April 9, 2021

May this wonderful man rest in peace. And may this whole family find peace while laying him to rest. He was definitely the life of the party, his smile will forever be embedded in my memory. I am so blessed to have came apart of this beautiful family. I love you all and am here during this rough time. We love you Pawpaw!!!!!

Sue Clowers

April 8, 2021

Steve and I send our sincere condolences to Junior's family. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We will not be able to attend services and send our regrets.
Love, Sue & Steve

Marylu & Jeff Davis

April 8, 2021

With heartfelt sympathy on the loss of our loved one, your husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and my brother.

No one will ever replace the amazing person that he was.

The love that he had for us can never be taken away.

My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

We were lucky to have had such a wonderful person in our lives.

Losses aren't meant to be endured alone - we are grieving with you.

Wish we could be there. Love you, Marylu and Jeff

Judy Fisher

April 8, 2021

Thoughts and prayers for all the family

Margaret Morris

April 7, 2021

This whole family has meant so much to me and the staff of William Perry Elementary School. My sincere sympathy to all of you. Thinking of you each with love, Mrs. Morris, Art at WPES

Janice Mclaughlin

April 7, 2021

He was a dad to all us Philippe kidds...I'm sure we all hold much respect and good memories of him..My condolences to the familey..

Preston Terrell

April 7, 2021

Prayer's going out to all family & friends of Jr& I'm proud to be a extended family member & remember my Dad& Jr hunting back on Calf many many years ago.Love ya Buck!!

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Biography

Charles Straub Root, Jr., 80, of Waynesboro was Promoted to Glory on April 6, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Waynesboro, Virginia to the late Charles Straub Root, Sr. and Bessie (Terrell) Root on April 18, 1940. He married Fannie Bryan on July 2, 1961 and the two shared a blessed marriage of 60 years.

Rooty was the retired owner of Rooty’s Road Service. He was a US Army Veteran, having served his country honorably. He was a member of The Salvation Army Church, Waynesboro and the Harley Davidson Association. Rooty was an avid dirt track race fan and one of his greatest joys was watching his grandsons race at the local dirt track. He was also a Redskins fan. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, PawPaw, uncle and friend to many. He loved everyone he came in contact with, especially the neighborhood kids, racetrack fans and all the B Street Bad Boys.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Shawn Harvey and Victor Rexrode.

Survivors include his wife Fannie Root; children, Sherri (Johnny) Ray, Tammy (David) Lamb, Sandi (Gary) Breeden, Penny Root, and Patty (JR) Fisher; and was “Pops” to a special son, Victor (Bobbie) Davis; son-in-law, Dave Harvey; grandchildren, Chip (Tina) Root, Becky (Mikey) May, DJ (Courtnie) Lamb, Vincent (Christie) Rexrode, Brandi Breeden, Gage Root, Duck (Carmen) Gregory, Dustin (Kelcie) Fisher, Faith Fisher; honorary granddaughter, Kaylee Davis; great grandchildren, CJ, JC, Bryan, Brayden, Brendan, Bryanna, Breyson, Paige, Dakota, Caden, Grayson, Kaylee, Allie, Axel, Mason and Dixon; sisters, MaryLu (Jeff) Davis and Skip (Wayne) Carter; and a number of nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his four legged companion, Dixie.

The family will receive friends on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday April 10, 2021 at 10:00am at the Salvation Army, 900 B St., Waynesboro with Lt. Rachel Pruitt and Capt. Jason Perdieu officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be DJ Lamb, Vincent Rexrode, Dustin Fisher, Duck Gregory, CJ Root and Mikey May.

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to caregivers, Duck Gregory, Carmen Simms, Augusta Health Hospice Care and Dr. Herring.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes of Waynesboro.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com