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“I didn't know Carl...but heard he was a good man...sorry to Phyllis and family... ”
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“So sorry to hear of Carl's passing. He & Ruth were faithful members of Friendship Baptist Church many years ago. Our thoughts and prayers go out to...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Tom & Lenora Brown - Chilhowie, VA

“On behalf of the Board of Officers, the Chapter, Employees, and the Members of the Washington County Moose Family Center, we wish express our deepest...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Billy Snodgrass - ABINGDON, VA

“My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the family. Carl was a friend. I first knew of Carl through his nephew Gary while we were in high school....Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Paul Blevins - Chilhowie, VA

“To Carl's family. It was with regret that I read of Carl's death. It was my privilege to have known and worked with Carl for many years at...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: James Wilson - blacksburg, VA

“Please accept my sincerest condolences in the passing of Mr. Werkheiser. My father Sherman Gross was a member of Smyth County Moose Lodge until his...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Sandy Gross - Marion, VA


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Carl Edward Werkheiser, 89, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Carl was the youngest and last of the 13 children of Floyd Wilson Werkheiser and Leah Haas Werkheiser. He grew up near Easton, PA in the 1930's on his sister's farm after their parents passed away in 1932. In 1948 he joined the Navy and served until 1952. On a shore leave he came home with one of his friends where he met Sandra Ruth Pickel, they married on November 6, 1952.
Carl was a charter member of Smyth County Moose Lodge, joining in 1982 in Marion where he served in all offices and was Administrator for 27 years. He retired from Brunswick Corporation in the 1990's.
Survivors include one son, Donald and daughter-in-law Phyllis Werkheiser of Chilhowie; one son, Stephen Werkheiser passed away as an infant in 1959. Also surviving are two grandsons, Trevor Alan Werkheiser and Joshua Ian Werkheiser, 5 great grandchildren, Oliva, Piper, McKenzie, Bri and Keighdun Werkheiser; one special nephew, Gary Elswick and wife Shelby of North Wilkesboro, NC.. Multiple nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted 7 PM Monday, Feb. 3 at Williams Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted 11 AM Tuesday, Feb. 4 in the Mountain View Cemetery in Chilhowie. The family will receive friends 5 until 7 PM Monday prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.
Condolences can be made to the family online at www.williamsfuneralhomeofchilhowie.com. Williams Funeral Home of Chilhowie is serving the Werkheiser family.