Claude Junior Winegard

April 19, 1936 - July 14, 2023

Claude Junior Winegard, 87, of Grottoes, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2023 at Timberview Crossings Assisted Living Facility.

He was born on April 19, 1936 and was a son of the late Benjamin and Mary (Hall) Winegard.

Claude was a barber in Grottoes for 42 years and retired in 2003. He was a member of Port Republic Riverside Church. He served his country in the Army.

Claude was united in marriage on July 23, 1960 to Betty Winegard who preceded him in death on July 24, 2019.

He is survived by his children Robin Winegard and Roger Winegard and wife Mary Anne; grandchildren, William Earl Miller, Lauryn Rachel Winegard, Jillian Nicole Winegard, and Madison Kline; great grandchild, Braelynn Faith Winegard; sister, Louise Ervine; brother, Roger Raines; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

A service celebrating Claude's life will be held on July 19, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Port Republic Riverside Church with Pastor Marlene Chandler officiating. Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Johnson Funeral and Cremation Service in Grottoes.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grottoes Fire Department, PO Box 67, Grottoes, VA 24441 and/or Grottoes Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1187, Grottoes, VA 24441

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Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson Funeral and Cremation Service in Grottoes.