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Originally published: 2013-04-15 13:08:51
Last modified: 2013-04-16 10:26:06

Frederick W. Wampler MD

Dr. Frederick W. Wampler, 80, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Bridgewater Home where he was a resident.
Dr. Wampler was born on July 1, 1932, in Harrisonburg, Va., and was the son of the late J. Galen and Virginia Fifer Wampler. He graduated from Linville-Edom High School in 1949, Bridgewater College in 1953 and the Medical College of Virginia in 1957. He served his internship at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pa. He then served as the physicians surgeon for nine years in Maharastra, India at the Brethren Mission Hospital at Dahanu. He then returned to the states and practiced for five years at Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson, Ky., beginning in 1973, he practiced at Johnson County Hospital in Mountain City, Tenn. After its closing, he moved to Jefferson and worked at Ashe Memorial Hospital from 1990 until his retirement.
He was an active member of the Church of the Brethren having served as a past moderator of the South Eastern District. He was currently a member of the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren.
On Aug. 15, 1953, he married the former Josephine Spanger who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Amanda Marie Smith and husband, David, Ruth Virginia Seaberg and husband, James, all of Mountain City, Tenn., Rosalie Wamper, Baltimore, Md.; one brother, J. Marion Wampler and wife, Valerie, Atlanta, Ga.; sister-in-law, Shirley Wampler, Richmond; five grandchildren, Jessica Smith Muncy, Sarah Smith, Christine Price, Gerald Seaberg, and Adam Manfre.
Dr. Wampler was preceded in death by a brother, Galen Wampler.
The Rev. Jeff Carr and Chaplain Deb Huffman conducted a graveside service 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Greenmount Cemetery. The family received friends from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the McMullen Funeral Home, Harrisonburg, Va.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Brethren, 1451 Dundee Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120.
Online condolences may be made to the family at