Ronald Clayton Wendle Jr., age 95, left this life as gently as he lived on Tuesday May 9, 2023. Ronnie was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania to Ronald Clayton Wendle Sr. and Thelma Irene High on March 4, 1928. Ronald traveled the world with the United States Air Force which led him to the love of his life, Anne Elizabeth Chambers of Nottingham, England. They were married in June of 1948. Ronald and his family settled in Hampton, VA and after retirement from 20 years of service he continued his craft with the Newport News Shipyard.
Ronald enjoyed staying busy in his retirement and excelled at many arts. He loved building, woodworking, and creating beautiful memories for his family. Ronald also enjoyed classical music, model airplanes, puzzles, and his Netflix movies. He enjoyed most of all the company of his family who knew him as Gaga. Gaga left behind his sister Phyllis O’Donnell, his granddaughters, Rikki Leigh Emerson and Tonya Lynn Liscombe, and their husbands Michael Emerson and Edward Liscombe, his great grand children, Teri Michelle Thorp and Michael Clayton Emerson, Teri’s husband Brian Thorp, and his great great grandchildren, Dylan Michael Emerson, Madison Elizabeth Thorp, and Riley Sophia Emerson. He was preceded in death by his father Ronald Wendle Sr., his wife Anne Elizabeth Wendle, his mother Thelma Irene Wendle, his brother Curtis “Bud” Wendle, and his daughter Sharon Anne Haywood.
Burial site services will be private and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,
May your memories of Ronald Clayton Wendle Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength…
Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
and prayers to the family of ….
US Air Force Veteran, Ronald Clayton Wendle Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†
† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
Sending our deepest condolences. Ron was a wonderful man, a true gentleman. We will all miss him so much. May his family be comforted in God’s grace and love.