Richard Earl Wimmer, 81, of Floyd, VA, made his journey to be with the Lord on July 8, 2021. He was born in Huffville, VA on May 12, 1940, to the late Earl Paralee Wimmer and Kate Epperly Wimmer King. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Earl King and Lane Wimmer; sisters, Audrey Brown, Mary Ann Peters, and Gwinn Angle.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Linda Covolo Wimmer; Daughter, Becky (Andrew) Lewis; Son, Andy (Angel) Wimmer; Grandchildren, Ryan, Jessica, Kayla, Karli, Gavin, Layla; Brothers, Sid Wimmer, John King; Sister, Sarah Quesenberry.
He began employment with Thomas Brothers where he worked for many years. He started working for LH Sawyer in 1978 and retired from Boxley Asphalt in 2010. He took pride in being a dedicated hard worker.
His favorite place was sitting on his porch. We thank those that took the time to wave at him as they passed by. He was a very humble man that never met a stranger. He was very proud of his family and the home he created.
A Memorial Service will be held at 5pm Saturday July 10, 2021, at Gardner Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time . A private Interment will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers Donations may be made to the Floyd County Humane Society at P.O. Box 862 Floyd, VA 24091 or online at https://www.floydhumanesociety.org/donate.