Wayland Ashby Laudermilk, 82, of Eagle Rock, died Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke. He was the husband of Patricia Gilpin Laudermilk to whom he was married to for 61 years.
Mr. Laudermilk was born October 6, 1940 in Covington, the son of the late Berlin Ashby Laudermilk and Wilma Kessinger Laudermilk. He was a graduate of Covington High School, Class of 1958. Wayland served his country as a member of the United States Army where he was stationed in Korea as well as Fort Bragg, N.C. Mr. Laudermilk was a resident of the Covington community until 1998 when he moved to Eagle Rock. Wayland was employed by Westvaco for 42 years before his retirement. He started his career there as a power millwright before advancing to maintenance supervisor and planner in the power department. He was of the Methodist faith. Mr. Laudermilk was a member of Curtis A. Smith Post 1033 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Covington and the American Legion Post 240 in Troutville. In his spare time, Wayland enjoyed music, golf, playing guitar and woodworking.
In addition to his wife, Patricia, Mr. Laudermilk is survived by two sons, Randall Derek (Randy) Laudermilk of Simpsonville, S.C., and Brett Ashby Laudermilk and wife, Debbie of Clifton Forge; one grandchild, Dr. Crystal Laudermilk-Hank and husband, Cory Alan of Charleston, S.C.; and one great-grandchild, Evan Alan Hank.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Laudermilk was preceded in death by a brother, the Rev. Rogers Laudermilk in 2013.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2022, from the chapel of Loving Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Hollenbeck officiating. Interment will follow in Alleghany Memorial Park. Graveside rites will be conducted by the Curtis A. Smith Post 1033 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Loving Funeral Home.
The family suggests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Alleghany Humane Society, 9313 Rich Patch Road, Covington, 24426. With the holiday newspaper schedule, please visit www.lovingfuneralhome1913.com for updated service information and to send online condolences.