Samuel Alexander Moyer

January 30, 1939July 7, 2021
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It is with much sorrow that the family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend, Samuel Alexander Moyer, 82 of Grottoes, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

He was born January 30, 1939, a son of the late Samuel Neve and Virginia Alto (Morris) Moyer. “Sammy” attended Waynesboro High School, was a former employee of General Electric, DuPont, ConAgra and retired from Augusta Lumber.

He was a member of Shenandoah Heights Baptist Church, enjoyed bluegrass music, gardening, and in his spare time loved spending time with family, helping others and never turned anyone down for help. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Walter Wheeler, Sr.; mother-in-law Helen (Chicken) Chambers Cubbage; brother, Charles Moyer; sisters, Lula Brooks, Nellie Coffey, Gilda Cale, Love Vallie Chittum, Slyvia Gray, Audrey Propts, Margie Gibson; brother-in-law, Harold Wheeler; an adopted son-in-law, Delmar Moats, Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Wheeler Moyer, of whom he married on September 5, 1959; son, Dale Moyer and wife, Janet; daughters, Wanda Whitesell and husband, Frankie, Sue Moyer, and Margaret Rodriguez and husband, Joey; grandchildren, Andrew Whitesell, Joseph Rodriguez, Courtney Helmick and husband, Michael, Matthew Moyer, Alexis Rodriguez, Madison Moyer and Cameron Moyer; four great grandchildren, and one to be born. He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Shenandoah Heights Baptist Church, Waynesboro with the Rev. Dr. Paul LaPrevotte officiating. Burial will follow in Augusta Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. on Monday, July 12, 2021 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 618 W. Main St. Waynesboro, Va.

Active pallbearers will be Joseph Rodriguez, Matthew Moyer, Michael Helmick, Daniel Whitesell, Matt Trent, Jerry Coffey, Austin Caton and Rickey Lowery.

The family wishes to thank the Grottoes Rescue Squad, Grottoes Fire Department, Augusta County Sheriff’s Department, Virginia State Police and Virginia Department of Transportation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Grottoes Rescue Squad, P O Box 1187 Grottoes, Va. 24441, Grottoes Fire Department, P O Box, 67, Grottoes, VA. 24441, Shenandoah Heights Baptist Church, 901 Shenandoah Ave., Waynesboro, VA. 22980 or Central Virginia Burn Camp, 1960 Candlewych Dr., Charlottesville, Va. 22901.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting


  • Grottoes Rescue Squad
  • Grottoes Fire Department
  • Shenandoah Heights Baptist Church
  • Central Virginia Burn Camp



  • Visitation

    Monday, July 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, July 13, 2021


  • Officiating, Burial


Samuel Alexander Moyer

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Barbara Chittum-Davis

July 10, 2021

Aunt Shirley, Dale, Janet. Sue, Wanda, Margaret and the family. I am so very sorry for the lose of Uncle Sam.. he was a good person...and believe it or not. I love each one of you!!

Ernestine Tabor

July 9, 2021

Dearest Shirley and family - it is with great sadness we meet, my prayers are with you and your sweet children. We weep at our loss, and it is almost impossible to understand that Heavenly Father needed Sam so quickly. We have lost one of His Angels for a while. I am so sorry. Hold sweet memories in your heart and cherish them. We will all gather some day and rejoice, never to part again from the ones we love. With all my love Tina

Gloria Mundy

July 9, 2021

Loved you sweet friend please say hello to all our loved ones and friends God bless all of your sweet family

Tammy Claytor Smith

July 9, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Sam's passing. Our families have been great friends and shared many memories. Sam and my Dad were best buddies. Mom and I were so thankful for Sam's daily visits as Dad's life was coming to a close. I am keeping all of you in my prayers. My heart is so heavy with sadness. I know God will hold you in His loving arms and bring you comfort and peace.

Marilyn Moyer

July 8, 2021

So sorry for the loss of Sam. Prayers for all the family. Love Marilyn Moyer

Regina Chestnut

July 8, 2021

Dale and family, I was so sorry to hear about your dad. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time and in the days ahead.

Ginny Davis

July 8, 2021

Aunt Shirley and family. What a great loss you have suffered. Uncle Sammy is loved by so many. What a wonderful loving man he was. But still a loving man. He will be missed by so many he touched so many lives. Uncle Sammy was there for so many people. I love you and prayers are going up

Love Ginny