Schmelzer, Kerry De Wayne

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Kerry De Wayne Schmelzer, 87, of Eggleston, VA, passed away Friday, July 8, 2022 at his home. He was born February 6, 1935 in Dane County, Wisconsin, the son of the late Gerald & Genevieve Magner Schmelzer.

Kerry was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was charming and gracious host. He was very generous and stubborn, living life “my way or the highway.” When he loved you, he loved strong and when he didn’t like you, he did so with the same strength.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his previous wife.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving companion of 35 years, Melissa K. Zeppa; his son, Jeff Schmelzer; his daughter, Pam Logsdon; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his pet companion, his lab, “Buck.”

Per his wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no public services.

Kerry’s family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate,, (540) 921-2985.