Wilson Otey Custer, 97, of Bedford died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at Oakwood Manor. Born Feb. 15, 1917 in Bedford, he was a son of the late Harden Leftwich Custer and Henrietta Dowdy Custer. Wilson was an Air Force Veteran, who loved hunting, fishing and gardening. He retired form Bedford Diesel Service as a mechanic and was a member of Grace Memorial Baptist Church. Wilson is survived by his children: Thomas Edward Custer, Betty Custer Fariss and husband, Claude, Brenda Custer Dooley, Carolyn Custer Bryant and husband, Darrell, Barry Wayne Custer; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Greg Rogers officiating. The family received friends Tuesday, prior to the graveside service from 1:30-3 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 540-586-3443. To send condolences, please visit www.tharpfuneralhome.com.
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Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory
320 North Bridge Street
Bedford, VA 24523-1928
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 24 to Dec. 25, 2014