OBITUARY

Richard Clarence Wampler

March 4, 1930June 20, 2018
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Richard Clarence Wampler, 88, passed peacefully Wednesday June 20, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

Born March 4, 1930, he was a son of the late John Earl and Gladys Coiner Wampler.

Richard was a lifelong resident of the New Hope community and was known and loved by many. He lived his entire life in Augusta County and was a graduate of New Hope High School. He was employed at the former Rexnord Industries in Stuarts Draft before retiring.

Rich was a member of the New Hope Ruritans, New Hope United Methodist Church and a volunteer warden for the US Forestry Service. He loved agriculture, farming and gardening.

Richard is survived by his wife of 66 years Ruth Wood Wampler.

He is also survived by a son, Richard C. Wampler, Jr. of New Hope; four daughters, Pamela Childress (Steve Henderson) of Waynesboro, Ruth Ann Beaghan of Staunton, Vickie Hunter (Howard) of King George, and Teresa Neff (Andy) of Richmond; 11 grandchildren, Jaclyn (Blake) Bergeron, Sean and Tara Beaghan, Kelli (Chris) Kneisel, Michael Childress, Sherry Hunter, Naomi (Jonathan) Struebel, Melissa (Jake) Wheeler, Matthew (Alana) Hunter, Andrea Neff, Christopher (Lauren) Neff; 10 great-grandchildren, Lillian and Samuel Bergeron, Noelle and Dylan Kneisel, Jace and Wesley Struebel, Wyatt, Leoni and Logan Wheeler, and Alexandra Neff; two sisters; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

The family will receive friends 6-8:00 PM, Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Weyers Cave. The casket will be closed.

A Graveside service will be held 11:00 AM on Monday, June 25, 2018 at Augusta Memorial Park with Howard Hunter officiating. A reception will follow at New Hope United Methodist Church in New Hope.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope UM Church, P. O. Box 86, New Hope, VA 24469.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyweyerscave.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Ruth Wood Wampler, Wife
  • Richard C. Wampler, Jr., Son
  • Pamela Childress (Steve Henderson), Daughter
  • Ruth Ann Beaghan, Daughter
  • Vickie Hunter (Howard), Daughter
  • Teresa Neff (Andy), Daughter
  • Jaclyn (Blake) Bergeron, Grandchild
  • Sean Beaghan, Grandchild
  • Tara Beaghan, Grandchild
  • Kelli (Chris) Kneisel, Grandchild
  • Michael Childress, Grandchild
  • Sherry Hunter, Grandchild
  • Naomi (Jonathan) Struebel, Grandchild
  • Melissa (Jake) Wheeler, Grandchild
  • Matthew (Alana) Hunter, Grandchild
  • Andrea Neff, Grandchild
  • Christopher (Lauren) Neff, Grandchild
  • Lillian Bergeron, Great-Grandchild
  • Samuel Bergeron, Great-Grandchild
  • Noelle Kneisel, Great-Grandchild
  • Dylan Kneisel, Great-Grandchild
  • Jace Struebel, Great-Grandchild
  • Wesley Struebel, Great-Grandchild
  • Wyatt Wheeler, Great-Grandchild
  • Leoni Wheeler, Great-Grandchild
  • Logan Wheeler, Great-Grandchild
  • Alexandra Neff, Great-Grandchild
  • Two Sisters, Sisters
  • A Number Of, Nieces & Nephews
  • Gladys Coiner Wampler, Mother
  • John Earl Wampler, Father
  • Two Brothers & One Sister, Siblings
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Michael Childress, Active Pallbearer
  • Sean Beaghan, Active Pallbearer
  • Christopher Neff, Active Pallbearer
  • Matthew Hunter, Active Pallbearer
  • Steve Henderson, Active Pallbearer
  • Andrew Neff, Active Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • New Hope United Methodist Church

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, June 24, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, June 25, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • A Reception Will Follow The Burial At The New Hope United Methodist Church In New Hope, Virginia
REMEMBERING

Richard Clarence Wampler

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Paula Weaver

June 25, 2018

Wampie,you are one guy I will never forget. You were funny and you made me laugh a lot. You may have called me a lot of names but I still loved you alot!!! You were one of my favorites that's fir sure!!! RIP Wampie I love you n will miss you dearly!!!

Melissa Wheeler

June 24, 2018

I will always remember Grandaddy paying me a nickel for each dandelion I would pull out of the yard. I would spend all afternoon filling up a 5 gallon bucket. I loved helping Grandaddy with all the farm animals.

Sherry Hunter

June 24, 2018

I will always remember hopping in the truck with Grandad to run little errands to the hardware store etc. He would let me operate the stick shift so I always thought I was so important. And we would stop for treats.
I loved being outside and doing chores or mowing the lawn with him. 😊 always a jokester! He will be missed

Jeffery Wampler

June 24, 2018

Godspeed Uncle Rich on your next Journey. You were an Excellent Uncle, Carpenter, Butcher, and Farmer. All these things, I know you were proud of. I am so glad you are at rest now, say Hi to Dad for me. I will carry on the Wampler Tradition of Butchering as long as my health will allow.
"Fly on Proud Bird, Your Free at Last" (Charlie Daniels)

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Biography

Richard Clarence Wampler, 88, passed peacefully Wednesday June 20, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

Born March 4, 1930, he was a son of the late John Earl and Gladys Coiner Wampler.

Richard was a lifelong resident of the New Hope community and was known and loved by many. He lived his entire life in Augusta County and was a graduate of New Hope High School. He was employed at the former Rexnord Industries in Stuarts Draft before retiring.

Rich was a member of the New Hope Ruritans, New Hope United Methodist Church and a volunteer warden for the US Forestry Service. He loved agriculture, farming and gardening.

Richard is survived by his wife of 66 years Ruth Wood Wampler.

He is also survived by a son, Richard C. Wampler, Jr. of New Hope; four daughters, Pamela Childress (Steve Henderson) of Waynesboro, Ruth Ann Beaghan of Staunton, Vickie Hunter (Howard) of King George, and Teresa Neff (Andy) of Richmond; 11 grandchildren, Jaclyn (Blake) Bergeron, Sean and Tara Beaghan, Kelli (Chris) Kneisel, Michael Childress, Sherry Hunter, Naomi (Jonathan) Struebel, Melissa (Jake) Wheeler, Matthew (Alana) Hunter, Andrea Neff, Christopher (Lauren) Neff; 10 great-grandchildren, Lillian and Samuel Bergeron, Noelle and Dylan Kneisel, Jace and Wesley Struebel, Wyatt, Leoni and Logan Wheeler, and Alexandra Neff; two sisters; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

The family will receive friends 6-8:00 PM, Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Weyers Cave. The casket will be closed.

A Graveside service will be held 11:00 AM on Monday, June 25, 2018 at Augusta Memorial Park with Howard Hunter officiating. A reception will follow at New Hope United Methodist Church in New Hope.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope UM Church, P. O. Box 86, New Hope, VA 24469.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyweyerscave.com.