Eric Dewhirst, 79, of Rileyville, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2023, at Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester.
He was born on November 21, 1943, in England and a son of the late Eric Dewhirst and Mary Mount Dewhirst.
Eric was a member of the Rileyville Baptist Church.
His first wife, Ursula Dewhirst, died in January 2000.
On December 26, 2018, he married Jean Christine Moore Dewhirst, who survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are four daughters, Miriam Hutchison of New Zealand, and Lydia Oliver, Ester Thompson and Hannah Orange, all of England; a son, Lukas Dewhirst of England; three stepsons, Paul, Steve and Tim Johnson, all of Luray; a sister, Pamela; 13 grandchildren; and six step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy.
A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, at the Rileyville Baptist Church, with visitation one hour prior to the service, from noon - 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.