Arnold Lee Vandevander, 83, of Monterey, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016, at his home.
Born December 4, 1932, at Boyer, he was a son of the late Thomas and Marcella Calhoun Vandevander.
A farmer, Mr. Vandevander had previously worked at Howes Leather Company, Highland Pipeline Construction, Brown Beard’s Farm in Bartow, and was retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed visiting with family and friends.
He married Dorothy Ruth Bowers October 27, 1951; she preceded him in death February 15, 2015.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Harry, Gerald, Stanley, Lake, Arthur and Eston; five sisters, Christine, Anne Lee, Helen, Mary and Kathy; and stepmother, Iva Hedrick Vandevander.
He is survived by his children, Carolyn “Kay” Wright, and husband, Johnny, of Franklin, Elsie “Mae” Hazelwood, and husband, David, of Crozet, Virginia, David Wayne Vandevander, and Robert “Bobby” Wade Vandevander, and wife, Claranel, all of Monterey; 12 grandchildren, Clifton Vandevander, whom he reared, Melissa Wright Hull, James Wright, Julie Wright Souza, Genia Adkins Towler, Timmy Lee Adkins, Dacy Vandevander, Diana Geraghty, Derrick Ross, Lisa Finney, Kim Claytor, and Ashley Robertson; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Vandevander, of Florida, and Ray Vandevander, of Arbovale; and three sisters, Frances Barnett, of Cass, Rebecca Moses, of Beverly, and Sylvia Mitchell, of Alabama.
Funeral service Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Obaugh Funeral Home with the Rev. Andre Crummett officiating. Burial in Rexrode-Bowers Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Roger Arbogast, Raymond Smith, Alan Puffenbarger, Shorty Waybright, Jim Pennington, Joe Will, Jerry Moats and Russell Hull.
Memorial contributions may be made to Highland County Senior Services/ VPAS, PO Box 117, Monterey, VA 24465
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.obaughfuneralhome.com