John Wayne Patsel, 72, of Troutville, passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021, battling COVID-19 at UVa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin E. and Mary M. Patsel.
Left to cherish his memory are Sandra (Sue) Cochran, Nancy Kellison and Angela Tyree; and grandchildren, Mary Tolley, Nathaniel Crawford, Karah Tyree; and his pride and joy, Melynda Turman (Lil Bit).
Other survivors include his brother, Roy (Rita) Patsel; and sisters, Ruth (Stedman) Grubb and Martha (Ron) Porter; as well as extended family and friends.
John loved the outdoors, hunting for bears or just listening to the hounds barking on a hot trail. John took a daily trip on his golf cart around the neighborhood to stop for a talk along the way, showing Lil Bit all about nature. He enjoyed Thursday’s tall tale sessions at Roy’s Garage with friends.
As his wishes, he was cremated with a memorial service in the Spring, which will be announced later. Online condolences may be made at www.botetourtfuneralhome.com or 540-254-3000.