James Hamilton "Rip" Wren, Sr., 84, of Front Royal, VA, died on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at the Winchester Medical Center.
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He was born on August 25, 1927 in Winchester, VA, the son of the late Cline E. and Emma Mae Foster Wren.
He served with U.S. Army during WWII and then worked for the Army Corps of Engineers in Fort Meyer, VA retiring as a assistant Chief. He was a member of Mountain View Church of Christ, a life member of Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department and a life member and past president of Front Royal Volunteer Fire Department.
Rip married Lucille Blood on March 23, 1963 in Falls Church, VA.
Along with his wife, Lucille, he is survived by two daughters, Beverly W. Wright and her husband Johnny of Prospect Hill, NC and Jennifer W. Breeden and her husband Chris of Front Royal, VA; one son, James H. Wren, Sr. and his wife Esther of Front Royal; five sisters, two brothers, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Mountain View Church of Christ, Winchester, VA Saturday, June 9, at 12:00 noon.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Front Royal Volunteer Fire Dept., 211 N. Mountain View Road, Front Royal, VA 22630 or Mountain View Church of Christ, 153 Narrow Lane, Winchester, VA 22602.
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