Warren Kemper Saufley

June 5, 1924July 11, 2017

Warren Kemper Saufley, 93, of Weyers Cave passed away on Tuesday evening, July 11, 2017 at his home.

He was born on June 5, 1924 in Grottoes and was the son of the late Floyd and Edna Craun Saufley.

Warren was a lifelong resident of Weyers Cave and graduated from Weyers Cave High School. He served in the US Army during WWII and earned two purple hearts and numerous other medals while in the European Theater. He owned and operated grocery stores before retiring and was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Sue Saufley; a son, Joseph W. Saufley and wife, Gerry, of Moseley, VA; a daughter, Susan S. Huffman of Albuquerque, NM; a daughter-in-law, Brenda B. Saufley of NC; step-children, John A. Baars and Fred W. Baars and wife, Nanette all of Grottoes; grandchildren, Matthew J. Saufley and wife, Dana; Melissa S. Englisby and husband Mark, Patrick J. Garr and wife, Michelle, Lindsey S. Litchfield and husband, David; step-grandchildren, Dave L. Bushong and Samantha J. Baars; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Saufley and wife, Betty, of Mt. Crawford, Carl Saufley and wife, Kitty, of NC, Richard Saufley and wife, Ann, of Marion, VA.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Alda E. Saufley; a son, Edwin E. Saufley; sisters, Ruth Ritchie, and Mary Crotts; brothers, Nelson, Paul, Tom and Harry Saufley.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 pm, Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Naked Creek Cemetery with Steve Saufley officiating. Military honors will be by Dayton American Legion Post #27.

There will be no formal visitation but friends may sign the register book at the Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

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July 17, 2017

Warren was a special brother to me. He was eight years older than me and I always thought him to be a giant even after I was grown. He came to cheer me on during basketball and baseball games. He was my first boss, and mentor at Kroger in Staunton. Some time ago, the Daily News Record asked it"s readers to write-in about their hero; and Brother Harry wrote to say that Warren was his hero because of his service to this great country, but also because of what stood for. And, I'd like to say he was my hero also.

Carl and Kitty Saufley, Denver, NC

Barbara Dale Saufley

July 17, 2017

Sad that Uncle Warren has left this world but I believe that he is in a better place. Love and kindness was his message - even without words. Will remember him always, Dale Saufley

Deb Huffman

July 16, 2017

My condolences to the entire family. Wrapping you all in hugs and prayers.

David Ritchie

July 15, 2017

Uncle Warren will be missed. My heartfelt condolences to the family

David and Candace Ritchie

Ray Owens

July 14, 2017

Condolences from Carol and Ray Owens, son of Ray and Mary Owens.

Al Saufley

July 14, 2017

I knew Warren my entire life and in addition to being "kissin kin" he was a good friend. He will be missed and my sympathies go out to his family and especially Bob, Carl and Owen.

July 14, 2017

Warren was such an important part of the Saufley family. He will be sorely missed. We are thankful for the time spent with him.
The Kendricks

Lonnie Crotts

July 14, 2017

To me, Warren was humble, a man of honor and integrity, with faith in our Lord. He knew he would live eternally in God's presence along with all those who believe that Jesus is Lord. But then how can one thoughtfully not believe God created the universe. It's surreal to grasp the claims of science that there are over a trillion known galaxies. Warren knew it didn't happen with the flip of a switch.

Over the years I have thought about the day (circa 1955) I went to Kroger's in Staunton with my grandmother & grandfather Knicely (Mary and I were dating at the time), and going to the meat counter, it was obvious my grandfather was acquainted with Warren. For some reason, I thought it was so cool' they were acquainted.

Warren was always amiable towards me from our first encounter throughout all the years. I always delighted being in his presence and held him in high esteem. Learning in later years of his military heroism was not a surprise.

There are no words to express my love for the Saufley family - all the wonderful gatherings; visits; ball games in the pasture; Christmas custard, etc.. I felt as much for it as I did my own family.

May God bless the family with confidence that Warren lives, both in our hearts and in the presence of almighty God for that is the only hope we have.

July 14, 2017

We keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
A man of true courage and valor.
Judy & Dennis Simmons