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Stephen Doss Whanger

July 10, 1960 January 9, 2020
Stephen Doss Whanger
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Stephen Doss Whanger, 59, of White Sulphur Springs, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at home. He was born on July 10, 1960 in the Abbott Clinic in White Sulphur Springs, son of Clarice J. Wylie Whanger and the late William Lee Whanger.

Stephen Whanger attended DeVry University in Columbus, Ohio, 1978 to 1981, obtaining a degree in electronics technology. He moved to Northern Virginia in 1982 and worked for Amtrak in Washington, DC, as an Electrical Locomotive Technician for 35 years. His coworkers admired and trusted his skills at repairing complicated equipment and he was very dedicated to his craft.

He recently moved back to White Sulphur Springs due to failing health.

Stephen enjoyed hunting and fishing, tinkering with electronics and old clocks, and was an avid reader. He was particularly interested in reading U.S. history and world events. Stephen loved a challenge and could repair just about anything. If he was unfamiliar with a machine or device, he would research and study manuals until he figured it out. He was a beloved son and brother and was a kind and gentle man and he will be greatly missed.

Stephen is survived by his mother, Clarice Wylie Whanger Barker and one sister, Cherie Whanger Davenport of Bridgeport, WV. He is also survived by four brothers -- William L. Whanger, II (wife Gabriele) of Wurzburg, Germany; Larry B. Whanger (wife Susan) of Richmond, VA; Kerry L. Whanger (wife Tina) of Lewisburg, WV, and Brian Shane Whanger of White Sulphur Springs. He is survived by five nieces: Kristin, Whitney, Jamie, Kara and Jennifer and three nephews: Jason, Adam, and Joshua, and many great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.

He is predeceased by his father, William Lee Whanger. In addition to his father, Stephen was preceded in death by his stepfather, Harry C. Barker, previously of Bridgeport, WV; paternal grandparents, William Henry Whanger and Annie B. Carter Whanger; and maternal grandparents Madison Boyd Wylie and Samary Elizabeth Myers Wylie. Stephen is also predeceased by one aunt and three uncles: Marguerite Jane Wylie Booska, Madison Boyd Wylie, Jr., Ned Wilburn Wylie, and Sonne Charles Wylie.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Chapel in White Sulphur Springs, WV with Rev. Steve Grimes officiating. Interment will follow at Greenbrier Memorial Gardens in Lewisburg.

Family will receive friends for visitation at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until time of service.


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Visitation

Thursday

16

Jan

1:00 PM 1/16/2020 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 1/16/2020 3:00:00 PM
Wallace & Wallace, Inc

175 Mountain Ave
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986

Wallace & Wallace, Inc
175 Mountain Ave White Sulphur Springs 24986 WV
United States

Service

Thursday

16

Jan

3:00 PM 1/16/2020 3:00:00 PM
Wallace & Wallace, Inc

175 Mountain Ave
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986

Wallace & Wallace, Inc
175 Mountain Ave White Sulphur Springs 24986 WV
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Greenbrier Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

1 Deerfield Road
Lewisburg, WV 24901

1 Deerfield Road Lewisburg 24901 WV
United States
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