two tours in Vietnam. He was a member of VFW Post 9954 and American Legion Post 0147. He loved his dogs, tinkering, telling his stories and cooking for others. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a member of Ledbetter Christian Church, 4346 Double Bridges Rd, Meherrin, VA 23954, where funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 at 1PM. The family will receive friends Tuesday Jan. 7th from 6:30 to 8PM at the Staples Funeral Home in Victoria. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to Victoria Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 1421, Victoria, Va. 23974.