Ralph Ronsdale Wamsley, Jr., age 88, of Buckhannon, WV, died Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at Nella’s Nursing Home in Elkins, WV.
He was born July 30, 1934, in Buckhannon, a son of the late Ralph and Della Tenney Wamsley. On December 18, 1954, he married Rachel Wolfe who preceded him in death on April 12, 2008. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Anna Wamsley, grandson and veteran, Luke Wamsley and eight siblings.
He is survived by one daughter, Deborah A. Kelley and husband Thomas of Buckhannon; four sons, Rocky R. Wamsley and wife Lora, Michael W. Wamsley and wife Jacqueline, Timothy D. Wamsley and wife Candace and Dion C. Wamsley and wife Nancy J. all of Buckhannon; three granddaughters, Rita Wamsley of FL, Amy Orsburn and husband Matthew of Buckhannon and Leona Wamsley of VT; nine grandsons, Rusty Wamsley, Rocky Wamsley, II and wife Ashley, Isaiah Wamsley, Garrett Wamsley, Greg Kelley and wife Jill, Dustin Wamsley and companion Ashley Tenney, Matthew Wamsley and wife Sarah, Shane Wamsley and companion Alicia all of Buckhannon and Shawn Wamsley and wife Ashley of Belington, WV; several great grandchildren and friend Eddie Riffle of Elkins.
Mr. Wamsley was an Equipment Operator and a Methodist by Faith. He was a devoted family man and a hard worker all his life. Mr. Wamsley loved telling jokes and making others laugh. He took pride in helping everyone he could.
Friends will be received Saturday, January 21, 2023, from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 1 PM Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Tim Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in the Wamsley Cemetery in Buckhannon.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.