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Wendell Lynn Seldon

Date of Death: April 13, 2020
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a memorial service for Wendell
will be held at a later date in Winchester

Mount Hebron Cemetery
305 E. Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA 22601

Interment with military honors
at a later date
when memorial service is announced


Memorial contributions may be made to:

The Salvation Army
300 Fort Collier Road
Winchester, Virginia 22603

Virginia National Guard Foundation, Inc.
Building 316 Fort Pickett
Blackstone, Virginia 23824

Winchester Education Foundation
117 E. Piccadilly Street
Suite 100-C
Winchester, Virginia 22601

Wendell Lynn Seldon of Richmond, VA, and formerly of Winchester, VA, passed away on April 13th, 2020 at the age of 90. Wendell was born in High View, WV on October 5, 1929 to the late Marvin Frederick and Lacie Brill Seldon. Wendell is survived by his wife, Barbara Anne Darlington Seldon, whom he marriedContinue Reading

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big papi left a message on November 30, 2022:
rip bro
Melody Gunter Foster left a message on April 21, 2020:
Sending my condolences to the Seldons on the loss of their husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Seldon was a rare gentleman of grace, intellect and service. My father, a local Winchester attorney, spoke highly and fondly of Mr. Seldon. I recently discovered somenotes that Mr. Seldon wrote to my brother, Bryan, who passed away in 1987, congratulating him on various golf tournament wins. So heartwarming that such a busy individual would take time out of his day to write to a local young athlete. I also had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Seldon with his wife and daughter Bev at various theatre performances in Richmond, Virginia, where I now live. He was always kind and seemed so happy and definitely proud of his grandson Chase who directed many shows in Richmond. Peace be with his family, especially now that they cannot honor him and his life in the way he deserves but I know that day will come, hopefully soon. God bless.
Donald Smallwood, Jr. left a message on April 20, 2020:
I am very saddened to learn of Wendell's passing. He and Barbara were great friends to my Mom and Dad and we will remember him for his friendship and his Public Service, a gracious and wonderful person.
Thomas Griffin left a message on April 20, 2020:
To the family of Mr. Seldon, you all have my sympathy and condolences in your hour of mourning. May the Lord dry your tears and draw strength from one another.
Kenneth W Cauthorne, Jr. left a message on April 18, 2020:
On behalf of my father, who passed in 08/2019, SGM (Ret.) Kenneth W. Cauthorne, Sr., A Good Man has passed. God Bless and comfort the family at this time.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Linda Meadows left a message on April 18, 2020:
I had the honor of working for Mr Seldon. He was a true professional and gentleman. He dedicated most of his life to the City of Winchester and left a lasting impression on all that knew him. Condolences to the family.
Todd Lake left a message on April 18, 2020:
I have so many wonderful memories of Mr. Seldon, from dozens of the football games he did with my Dad where I was able to go along, to the family cookouts, and whiffle ball games! My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
Tamie L. Conner left a message on April 18, 2020:
Bev and family my prayers are with you all. Keep your memories close to your heart and the sadness will disappear. May you all be safe and healthy in this time we are experiencing. Tamie
Steve & Judy Arey left a message on April 17, 2020:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Wendell was a great friend and mentor for Steve during their years in the VA National Guard. We will certainly miss him.
Ronnie Rinker left a message on April 17, 2020:
I first met Wendell as a Junior in High School when the James Wood Colonels basketball team '64-'65 played in the State Championship game at Virginia Tech. He was the referree. Later, I served under him in the Guard when he was a General. Then, one of his sons became a brother-in-law and I got a chance to interact more with Wendell. And, when he was appointed to a high position in Richmond by the Governor, I had more opportunities as a State employee to see him in action. Finally, when he and wife Barbara entered Assisted Living in Richmond, I visited with them several times over his final year. We have lost a decent man who left this world a better place because of his presence. Ronnie Rinker
David Foreman left a message on April 16, 2020:
Wendell Seldon spent his life's work serving the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia as a civilian and as a soldier. He believed in doing what was best for the people he served. He was a true leader for us all to emulate. The Foreman family wishes him Godspeed!
Lynn A. Miller left a message on April 16, 2020:
Wendell was a wonderful example of a professional who provided leadership and lead by example. I always had great admiration for Wendell and was proud to have known him and had the opportunity to work with him. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this sad time.
Tom and Kathy Bell left a message on April 16, 2020:
A truly great man who excelled in all endeavors. As Mayor, my father, Stewart Bell Jr., always depended on him as City Manager to run Winchester in a most efficient manner. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Barbara Seldon and the entire Seldon family. Tom & Kathy from Naples Fl.
Bernie Henderson left a message on April 16, 2020:
Marie and I offer our condolences to the Seldon family. Wendell and I served as department directors during the Baliles and Wilder administrations and we worked together on several projects; doing so was always a delight. Wendell was an intelligent, conscientious, unpretentious, efficient and cordial gentleman. Virginia is a much better place because of his leadership. Bernie Henderson
Lora Bickley left a message on April 16, 2020:
Thoughts and prayers to the Seldon family during this sad time. When he was commissioner of the Winchester Football and Basketball Associations, I worked with him in my capacity at the VHSL. What a wonderful man and the epitome of a Southern Gentlemen. When his name was mentioned in the office it was always with admiration and respect. God Bless. Lora Bickley -- VHSL
Paul Hampton Thomson left a message on April 16, 2020:
The Thomson family sends our best wishes for the family during this time of loss. Paul and Anna,
Broc Johnson left a message on April 15, 2020:
Mr. Seldon was an extremely rare and desperately needed breath of courage, integrity, and morals in the complicated world of bureaucracy, governance, and politics. He will rest in peace, as all truly great men do.
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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