January 20, 1953 - Friday, May 1, 2020 Roger D. Wells, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 1, 2020, at his home in Afton, Va . He was born on January 20, 1953, the son of the late Effie Rea Wells and Forrest M. Wells. He is survived by his wife, Jane Gray Wells; sisters, Sandy (Wayne) and Donna; one brother, David ( Carolyn); and numerous nieces and nephews. He retired from Glass and Metals in Harrisonburg, Va., in 2015. He attended Mount Ed Baptist Church in Batesville and loved going to church. A service will be private due to the coronavirus.
Robert Lee Lang Sr., 86, of Crimora, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020, at his home. He was born June 4, 1933, in Shenandoah, Va. and was the son of the late Clarence Ace and Elnora Jenkins Lang. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Louis Lang, George Lang, Lucille Smith, Louise Jenkins and Loraine Sellers; and son, Ted R. Campbell III. In his younger days, Bob was a professional barber in Shenandoah until he began a long-standing career with Kawneer in Harrisonburg. He loved being outside growing vegetables and flowers. He is survived by his wife, Paula Robertson Lang. They were married January 16, 1993. Also surviving are his sons, Robert "Bob" Lang Jr. of Waynesboro, Scott Lang of Elkton and John Lang and wife, Stephanie of Weyers Cave; daughters, Julie Lang of McGaheysville and Treena Waggy of Stuarts Draft; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be private at Coverstone Cemetery in Shenandoah. Condolences may be shared at kygers.com.
Wilbur "Slats" Gray Summers, 90, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at the Summit Square Retirement Community. He was born on May 17, 1929, in the Shenandoah Valley, the son of the late Orville F. Summers and Pauline V. Humphries. His early years were spent in Waynesboro and Port Republic, Virginia. He was a graduate of Port Republic High School and served for two years in the United States Navy. During his working life, he was employed by DuPont in Waynesboro and then spent most of his career at General Electric. In 1969, he was transferred to a plant in Richmond, where he retired as a manager of manufacturing in 1987. He returned to the Shenandoah Valley with his wife to spend his retirement years in Weyers Cave and Waynesboro. He married Phyllis Jean Fortune in 1948 and they enjoyed 62 years together until her death in 2010. He was a wonderful husband and father. Everyone who met him liked him. In his youth, Slats enjoyed fishing and tennis. He became a jogging enthusiast and switched to bicycling after knee replacements. In his later years, he enjoyed exercising at the Augusta Health Fitness Center. "Slats" was a charter member of Wayne Hills United Methodist Church in Waynesboro. Wherever he lived, he was active in a United Methodist congregation. He held various positions of leadership in the church and accepted the responsibility with a servant's heart. He most recently attended St. Marks United Methodist Church for as long as his health permitted. He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Lynn Summers and her husband, Lance Buckley; stepmother, L. Phyllis Summers, all of Waynesboro. He is also survived by his brother, Thomas C. Woodson Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, of Lilburn, Georgia. His family expresses special thanks to Drs. Jaime Escanellas and Christopher Heck, as well as to the excellent nursing staff at the Summit Square Health Care Unit. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no public service, but a private graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, with Pastor Kevin Haynes officiating. Memories and condolences to the family can be made at https://www.mcdowfuneralhomeinc.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sunnyside Fellowship Fund, Attn: Rob Murphy, 600 University Boulevard, Suite L, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.