Meredith Wamsley, 98

Meredith D. Wamsley, 98, (three weeks short of reaching his 99th birthday,) passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 16, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in 1918 in Huntington. He was the only child of Lloyd L. and May P. Wamsley. He served in World War II as a motor pool mechanic.

He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in electrical engineering. He spent his career in both Evansville and Fort Wayne, at Magnavox and Phillips Co.

Meredith married his childhood sweetheart, Susanne R. Seely in 1944. They were married for 55 loving years, and enjoyed traveling to Europe several times. He was a voracious reader, very inquisitive about current events and history. He practiced good stewardship and those principles were installed in him by his adored farming grandparents. He spent his summers as a youth on his grandparent’s farm, riding the huge work horses and helping with farm work.  He spent his last years happily as his home in Syracuse. He enjoyed gardening, bird watching and collecting antiques.

Surviving are his children, Carol E. Wamsley, Randal S. (Sally) Wamsley, Elizabeth A. Wamsley, Ellen M. (Andrew) Ley, and Steven L. Wamsley; eight grandchildren, Holly, Matt, Bayo, Christopher, Jane, Peter, Krystal and Arnett; four great-grandchildren, Ahria, Isla, Maura, and Dean.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Susanne; daughter, Kathleen S. Baker; half-sister, Charlotte Young; half-brother, Allen Young.

Funeral service will be on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls 8325 Covington Road Fort Wayne, with calling two hours prior. Burial will take place in Lindenwood Cemetery Fort Wayne.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or American Red Cross.


Posted on 2017 May 17