Warren Harris Widmyer

- May 24, 2024

Warren Harris Widmyer, 84, of Honeysuckle Lane, Orange died on Friday, May 24, 2024, at the University of Virginia Hospital Charlottesville. He was born on February 12, 1940, in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia to the late W. Ralph Widmyer and Ora Hawvermale Widmyer. He is also predeceased by his first wife Gwen Widmyer; and a grandson Timothy Garland.

He is survived by his wife Bobbie J. Widmyer of Orange; two daughters Amber Widmyer Garland and husband James of Maryville, TN., and Ginger Widmyer Shifflett and husband Paul of Staunton; stepdaughter Wendy R. Malamphy and husband Tim of Mechanicsville; a step-son D. Scott Hughes and wife Michelle of Spotsylvania; fourteen grandchildren Holly Potter, Madison Shifflett, Michael Garland, Jennifer Garland, Ruben Garland, Nora Garland, David Hughes, Michael Hughes, Christopher Hughes, Wesley Hughes, Katelyn Hughes, Daniel Malamphy, Brian Malamphy, and Annie Malamphy; six great-grandchildren.

He graduated from Berkeley Springs High School where he was known as an athlete, bandmember, and scholar. He attended West Virginia University where he earned his bachelor's degree in education, followed by receiving his master's degree in education from the University of Virginia. He settled in Orange Virginia where he served the Orange County School System for many years, as a teacher,  principal, supervisor of special education services, and finally the assistant superintendent of schools. After retirement, he continued to volunteer within the school system and for the local nursing facility. He was active throughout his life in church and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Orange, where he served as a Sunday School teacher and lay minister.  He was an avid outdoorsman and a true Mountaineer enjoying gardening, hunting, and fishing with his many friends. He continued to stay active and enjoyed weight lifting and exercising into his 80s. He was an animal lover and considered his pets to be family members. He cherished time with all his family and endeavored to pass along Godly values and virtues. He has now fulfilled the call to run the race that was set before him and is receiving his reward in Glory with his Saviour and those who went before him.

A celebration of life will be held on Monday, June 3, 2024, at 11:00 A.M. at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Orange. The inurnment will be private. Pastor Josh Munnikhuysen will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church after the celebration of life services. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, the Trinity United Methodist Church, Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs, or your local SPCA. Preddy Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.