HIGH POINT — Norman Walter Wampler, 84, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Piedmont Christian Home in High Point.
Norman was born in Wythe County, Virginia on May 13, 1937 to the late Eugene Kyle Wampler and Bess Thelma Heldreth Wampler. In addition to his parents, his wife of 45 years, Elaine Kearns Wampler, and older sister, Emma Money, preceded him in death.
Norman graduated from High Point College in 1959 and made his career in the furniture industry, retiring from Preferred Furniture Components after 15 years of service. In his earlier years he enjoyed trout fishing, camping, woodworking, and cabinet making. He was an avid gardener, with his specialty being tomatoes and green beans. Norman was a devoted member of the formerly dissolved Calvary United Methodist Church. He and his wife later joined Covenant Church United Methodist for their remaining active years. When his boys were young he was very active in the YMCA Indian Guides. As the boys got older, he became active in the Boy Scouts, and served as an assistant scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 1.
Norman is survived by his sons Byron E. Wampler (Lawson) of New York, New York, Steven W. Wampler (Shellie, deceased) of Powhatan, Virginia; grandchildren, Heather Ailor (Sandy), Brandon Wampler (Jessica), Justin Wampler; great-grandchildren, River, Luke, and Sawyer Wampler, Adley Grace and Evie Faith Ailor; siblings, Dr. Garland Wampler (Mary Ann), Clayton Wampler (Lois), Martha Ann Wampler and Joseph Wampler: niece Elizabeth Thompson (Bob), nephew Edward Kimsey (Julie).
A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 at Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Due to Covid pandemic masks are encouraged.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to YMCA of High Point, Cheerio Nation, or Boy Scouts of America, Old North State Council, Friends of Scouting.
Condolences may be shared on Norman’s tribute page at www.cumbyfuneral.com.
Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point is serving the family.