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Robert Leroy Whetzel

Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Robert Leroy Whetzel, 86, of  Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Monday, August 19, 2019, at his home.

Born Monday, July 31, 1933 in Fort Ashby, WV, he was the son of the late Lester S. Whetzel and the late Blanche L. (Stump) Whetzel. He was preceded in death by his wife Gloria Jean Whetzel in 2014.

He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the US Army. His greatest love was his family, God, the Baltimore Orioles and his country. He enjoyed gardening and bird watching.

He is survived by his son, William L.Whetzel and wife Dawn of Hagerstown, MD; daughters, Mary M. Whetzel of Hagerstown, MD and  Kathy A. Howard and husband Patrick of Boonsboro, MD; two sisters, Louise LaCroix of MI and Lovella Thomas of WV; grandchildren, Mark, Nathan, Lisa, Tommy, Julie, Katie, Barbara Jean & Damian; fifteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila M. Stine.

Services will be held Saturday, August 24, 2019, at 11:00 am, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, with Pastor Rodney Donaldson officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Interment will be at the Ringgold Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

A poem for my pappy GOD saw you getting tired, an a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and said "Come to me" With tearful eyes we watched you suffer. We saw you slowly fade away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands put to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, HE ONLY TAKES THE BEST. Love you so much pappy, Nikki

Nicole Whetzel
Fairmont, WV

Well Pappy you had a wonderful service . Your speaker did a great job speaking of you and how you lived and believed. We will keep You Jean Susie Frankie , and the rest of of ya In our thoughts and prayers . Keep an eye on us here as you Know we need it . Enjoy your reunion . With all our love . Your entire extended family

Linda Cordell
Boonsboro, Md

Mary, Our sincerest condolences to you, Craig and Damien for the loss of your beloved father. The love between you and your dad was evident from the very moment I first met you both just before you moved into the neighborhood. Your dad was so happy to be with you and I know he is proud of you for caring for him with such dignity! I loved to see his smile and it was an honor to have him (and you) as our neighbor!

Dory Bradley

We extend our heartfelt sympathy for Bobs entire Family . He enjoyed sharing all his memories of farm life , how to do this or how to do that . We thank him for being the best Pappy to the grand kids and showing unconditional love . We know he is Happy in Heaven with all who has past and will be watching over us all . Cordell Clan

Boonsboro, Md

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