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Joseph “Joe” Ray Wenzel

Date of Death: October 21, 2017
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Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Thursday 10/26, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Friday 10/27, 11:00 am

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Winchester SPCA
115 Featherbed Lane
Winchester, Virginia 22601

Westview Baptist Church
301 S. Louisiana Avenue
Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401

Joseph “Joe” Ray Wenzel, 67, of Inwood, West Virginia passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center. Joe was born in 1950 in the Panama Canal Zone, the son of the late Alvin and Alma Wenzel. He was in trucking management for 21+ years. Joe was employed as a Magistrate for the CommonwealthContinue Reading

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Sarah McWilliams left a message on October 25, 2017:
I worked with Joe in the magistrates office for about 5 years and had the pleasure of seeing him regularly when he would work in the Winchester office. When he would come to relieve me, he was always VERY early, which was always appreciated, but I would stay for a few minutes each time and chat with him. I remember one time in particular it had been heavily snowing and he came in several hours early, I believe he had stayed in a Winchester hotel the night before so he wouldn't have to worry about traveling, and he told me he might as well come to work instead of sit in a hotel room and insisted I go home and enjoy the snow. I remember thinking how generous and kind that was of him. I enjoyed the time I spent with him and was so sorry to hear of his passing.
Sheila & Scott Anders left a message on October 25, 2017:
Alsa, we are so sorry to hear about your brother. We send our deepest condolences to you and your family. Keeping you close to our hearts and in our prayers. We live you.
“Boo” Campbell left a message on October 24, 2017:
May your precious memories and priceless pictures bring you comfort and peace, now and in the days ahead. Hugs Sam
Harry Campbell left a message on October 24, 2017:
I haven’t seen Joe in several years, kept meaning to drive up to Winchester. I always knew Joe was a very special guy. I have several vivid memories of him. It was the late 1990s, I was having dinner with Joe, Jeff, and some other high school friends at the restaurant at the old train station in Staunton. When the steaks arrived, Joe looked at them, cut his open, and asked for the manager. The menu said the restaurant served prime steaks, but Joe realized we were getting the low end of choice, if not select steaks. Who knew Joe was an expert in meat grades and preparation? I certainly didn’t. Joe became my go to reference for the quality of restaurant steaks. I learned a lot from him. Joe will live on in my memories, especially at cookouts.
Debi Levi left a message on October 24, 2017:
My deepest sympathy for all of you. Alsa, please know how very sorry I am for your loss. Hugs my Dear Friend.
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Rex Rumley left a message on October 24, 2017:
I am caught without words over Joe's passing. Went to AMA with Joe and Jeff. Thought a LOT of both but Joe roomed next to me. We got back in contact a few years ago thanks to the Internet. I was so happy to hear how well his life had been and he was taking on a New Career in starting Nursing School. Joe had that little extra that many of us lack. I will miss my AMA Brother and old friend. I am praying for his Soul and for his Family he loved and spoke of often. May God watch over all of them.
Bob jones left a message on October 24, 2017:
Joe and I worked together in the 80's, were friends much longer and our daughters are about the same age.... so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Vicki McLaughlin left a message on October 24, 2017:
Sam, I am deeply saddened by the loss of your husband. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days. When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. Please take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now.
Your baby Girl left a message on October 24, 2017:
I saw this and lost it. Now it’s real, and I don’t know how to do this without you. I love you, Daddy.
Ami Lewis left a message on October 24, 2017:
Brooke, My family and i am holding you and your entire family up in prayer. I hope for you all to find some sort of comfort and peace during this sad & difficult time. Lean on one another for love, security and strength.
Amy Braithwaite left a message on October 23, 2017:
Joe was a kind man and a very good friend. Was not quick to judge and a confidence was always assured. He truly cared about people.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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