Donald Lee Wimmer, 57, of Churchill Road, Eggleston, departed this life Tuesday evening, January 8, 2013 at Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg. Born in Pearisburg on July 21, 1955 he was a son of the late Robert L. and Mable Jane Akers Wimmer. “Donnie” was employed as a meat cutter with Wades Supermarkets in Pearisburg and Dublin, was a graduate of Giles High School Class of 1973, was a lifetime member of the Eggleston Volunteer Fire Department with over forty years service, and was a devoted member of the Eggleston United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son Robert Lee Wimmer.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of thirty-six years Donna Covill Wimmer; his son Shaun C. Wimmer of Dublin; his daughter-in-law Laura Wimmer of Blacksburg; his brother and sister-in-law Claude and Carol Wimmer of Newport; his sister and brother-in-law Dianne and Bob Burkett of Woodbridge; his grandchildren Rebecca Harmon, Emily Wimmer, Kennedy Wimmer, and Caroline Wimmer; his nieces and nephews Josh and Kelly Wimmer, Lena and Lonnie Atkins, Gary Burkett, William and Jeannie Burkett, his brother-in-law Jerry Covill, and his sister-in-law Carol Sutphin both of Rural Retreat; and his good friends Lynn Meadows Conley and her son Daniel.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday evening at 8:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 pm before the services. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions be made to the Eggleston Fire Dept., the Eggleston United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.