Gerald Vaden Umberger
1950 - 2021
Gerald Vaden Umberger

Gerald Vaden Umberger (Jerry), age 70, of Elkwood, VA, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Born February 9, 1950, to Basil Bowman Umberger and Gladys Miller Umberger, Jerry made his life about and around trucking with BB Umberger and Son Trucking. He loved children, dogs (and cats to a lesser extent but never would have admitted it), feeding the birds and bears at his and Arlene's property in the mountains, watching old westerns, and eating a good steak. He was a masterful storyteller. Right up to the end of his life, he told detailed, vivid stories about things he experienced while trucking and people he remembered from his childhood.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Arlene George Umberger of Elkwood, daughter Amy Umberger and her partner John Ladusky of Locust Grove, son Jason Umberger and his wife Nicki Via Umberger of Culpeper, his sister Joan Umberger Andes of Elkwood, grandchildren Bristen, Hayden, and Lincoln Umberger of Culpeper, niece Donna Andes Bates and her husband Paul Bates of Culpeper, niece Lorie Andes of Elkwood, great nephew Treavor Bates and his wife Krissy Singleton Bates, and great niece Quinn-Lynn Bates, all of Culpeper. Jerry is also survived by a loving circle of in-laws and their children and grandchildren, cousins, extended family members, and a host of friends.

In addition to his parents B.B and Gladys Miller Umberger, Jerry was preceded in death by brother B.B. Umberger, Jr., brother-in-law Mac Andes, brother-in-law Eddy Lohr, and mother- and father-in-law Gordon D. and Mary Geneva George.

Graveside services will be held at Remington Cemetery, 11910 Cemetery Road, Remington, VA, Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Peyton Embrey and Pastor Don Williams officiating. We ask for all to respect the current COVID-19 restrictions and for those in attendance to please wear a mask and surround the family at a distance.

Condolences and memories of Jerry may be offered to the Umberger family by visiting In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Remington United Methodist Church, PO Box 86, Remington, VA 22734, or New Century Hospice, 941 Glenwood Station Lane Unit 204, Charlottesville, VA 22901. The Umberger family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.

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Published by The Free Lance - Star on Jan. 13, 2021.
Graveside service
Remington Cemetery
11910 Cemetery Road, Remington, Virginia
Funeral services provided by:
Clore-English Funeral Home
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Sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. My condolences to the family.
Derek Cunningham
January 24, 2021
I was saddened to read of Jerry´s passing. It seems like not that long along we were all kids together in school. The Helm family and your family have had a long history together over the years all the way through my being one of Amy´s teachers. Please accept my sympathy for your loss, and I trust you will remember all the love he leaves with you.
Ann Helm Smoot
January 14, 2021
Thoughts and prayers for Arlene and family. Sorry for your loss
January 13, 2021