Roy Wamsley

Roy Vernon Wamsley, 77, a resident of Valley Bend, passed from this life Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in


Roy was born Wednesday, July 15, 1936, in Mill Creek, a son of the late Estal Shiflett and Edna Scott Shiflett. At a young age, Roy was adopted by the late Floyd and Virginia Wamsley, because of the death of his mother.

Left to cherish Roy’s memory are six children, Aline Matthews and husband, Richard, Roy Wamsley and wife, Tony, Albert Lewis Wamsley and wife, Sharron, all of Baltimore, Md., Troy Wamsley and fiancee, Jessica Anderson, of Armburst, Pa., Jessica Wamsley of Brownsville, Pa., and Jesse Wamsley and fiancee, Tina Callahan of Belle Vernon, Pa.; one sister, Josephine Taylor of Mill Creek; one half brother, Samuel Tenney Jr. and wife, Delores, of Warren, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Roy in death besides his parents was one sister, Goldie Shiflett.

Roy attended school and graduated high school in Maryland. He worked as a jewelry salesman and later as a self-employed contractor. Roy served eight years in the U.S. Navy from 1954-1962. Roy loved to go camping with his special sister, Jo Taylor, play chess and liked to travel. He always enjoyed helping


Visitation will be conducted at the Randolph Funeral Home Thursday, Dec. 19, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Frank Stanley will officiate, and interment will follow in Mill Creek Cemetery, where members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct full military honors.

The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Roy Vernon Wamsley. Send online condolences to the family at