Samuel W. Weddle Sr., 66, of Rocky Mount, died on Sunday, June 30, 2013. Sam was born on November 11, 1946, a son of the late Howard and Irene Weddle. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Larry Weddle. Sam was a gentle man with a big smile who loved his wife and family. He was a United States Navy
Veteran and member of the Order of the Black Palm. He was a member of Furnace Creek Baptist Church and retired from Cooper Wood Products where he enjoyed working with wood. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Judy Weddle; sons, Sam Weddle Jr. and wife, Diana, of Glade Hill, John Weddle and wife, Brookes, of Rocky Mount; granddaughter, Halynn Weddle; special little boy, Ethan; loved mother-in-law, Marybelle Moore; sisters, Alice St.Clair, of Roanoke, Annie Zupfer, of Minnesota, and Linda Clemons (Elmer), of Roanoke; brothers, Johnny Weddle, of Roanoke, Dewie Weddle (Kathryn), of Troutville, Jim Weddle (Carolyn), of Arkansas, Lloyd Weddle, of Newport News, and Ralph Weddle (Eva), of Roanoke; many loved nieces and nephews; and friends, brothers, and sisters in Christ.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, from Furnace Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Lawhorn officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. His family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Furnace Creek Baptist Church and one hour prior to services. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount, Va., 540-483-3835. www.florafuneralservice.com