Ashley Brent Wimmer

July 06, 1954 - March 19, 2022

Ashley Brent Wimmer passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the age of 67, surrounded by loved ones who will strive to honor his memory. Ashley was the son of the late James “Dink” Wimmer and Freeda Wimmer. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Anita Wimmer; devoted daughter Elisha (David) Donahue; cherished grandchildren, Aysha Alton, Amaya Alton, Lillian Donahue, and David “Brent” Donahue; his adoring sisters, Charlotte (James) Austin, Susan (Steve) Smith, Annette (Lynn) Mills, Connie (Steve) See, and Michele Wimmer; his brother, Ronald (Kathy) Wimmer; special friend, Betsy Draper; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Mac and Priscilla Whitlock; Sister-in-laws, Donna Slusher and Shari Whitlock; many special nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of long-time friends. Ashley grew up in Floyd, Virginia, a town he and his wife loved and just recently moved back to. He was a Navy veteran and a truck driver for over 27 years. His passions were family and friends, music, cars, and living life to the fullest. His dearest friends were found through his music, which started at a young age through the influence of his musical family. As a musician, he played with numerous local bands, including Mountain Fever Band, ETA, Fatz, Rebel Guns, and Jade. He also achieved his dream of becoming a race car driver at many local tracks. He truly was a man of many talents. The family will receive visitors on Friday, March 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Gardner Funeral Home in Floyd, Virginia. A memorial service will also be held at Gardner Funeral Home on Saturday, March 26th at 11:00 a.m., with Mr. Harvey Nichols officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the American Heart Association. The family appreciates all the expressions of sympathy and comfort everyone has provided them during this time of sorrow. They are truly grateful for your friendship and support.

Guest book

Vicky Via

Roanoke, VA
March 22, 2022

Anita, I am so sorry about Ashley. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am here if you need someone to talk to. Vicky

Janet Blankenship

Ferrum, VA
March 22, 2022

Thoughts and prayers for the Wimmer Family.

Gail Tankersley

March 22, 2022

Rest easy my friend. Thank you for the years of laughter and music.

Mark & Susan Custer

Vinton, VA.
March 22, 2022

Thank you for your service. Praying comforting prayers for the family.

Mac & Priscilla Whitlock

March 22, 2022

Katie Alls

Salem, VA 24153
March 22, 2022

Connie, Annette, and Michele, I'm so very sorry for loss of your sweet brother. Treasure every memory and please know that I am keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers. God bless, Katie Alls

Sherrie King

March 23, 2022

Susan and family, so very sorry to hear of Ashley’s death. Sending all our sympathy and love to each of you. Love Roger and Sherrie

Pat Tatum

March 23, 2022

Anita and family, sending many prayers to all of you during this difficult time. Thoughts and Prayers.

Sarah Nave

March 24, 2022

Prayers for your beautiful family.

Eva Lomax

Vinton, VA
March 24, 2022

Michelle, Annette, and Connie, Sending you all my condolences for the loss of your brother. I know what a close family you are and how hard it is to lose a loved one. May God hold each of you by the right hand and provide comfort for your family. In Sympathy, Eva Lomax

Gary Young

March 25, 2022

I had the pleasure of playing with Ashley in the Rebel Guns band, one of the best musicians I've played with. The thing I most admired about him was he would tell you how he felt whether you liked it or not. We all are blessed to have had him in our lives.

Barry and Michele Kimble

Woodbridge, VA
March 26, 2022

We’re very sorry for your loss. We were very lucky to have met Ashley through the music of the Mountain Fever Band. We really enjoyed listening to the band, especially the time they came up to Jo and Walt’s lot on the Shenandoah River. Good times to be remembered. Our thoughts are with you.

Belinda Hale

April 25, 2022

Annette, Connie & Michelle, We are so sorry to hear about Ashley. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Ashley will be sorely missed but not forgotten. Today & always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort & strength. Love, Belinda, Jim & Holly

Tony Lee Sowers

June 19, 2022

from school to racing knew for a long time.