Wimmer, Nelson J.

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wimmer_nelson_gNelson J. Wimmer, 87, of Christiansburg, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009. Mr. Wimmer is the son of the late S.G. and Lou Epperly Wimmer. He was preceded in death by Ruby H. Wimmer, his wife of 57 years of marriage, and a son, Nelson G. Wimmer.

He is survived by a daughter, Sandra W. Chapin and husband, Robert Chapin; and a son, Charles S. Wimmer and wife, Regina Wimmer, all of Christiansburg. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Melissa Wimmer and husband Muhsinin, of Richmond, VA, Robb Chapin and wife, Nancy, Orlando, FL, Lisa Moomaw and husband, Thomas, of Harrisonburg, VA; 5 great grandchildren, Jonah Wimmer, Annalee and Brady Chapin, Ben and Andrew Moomaw; and a daughter-in-law, Carroll A. Wimmer, Danville, VA, several beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was a lifelong member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, serving in many capacities. Mr. Wimmer owned and operated S.G. Wimmer & Son John Deere for over seventy years. Nelson had a passion for the agricultural community and was a loyal friend to many farmers. He also employed many people during and long after WW II at the Brush Creek Canning Factory. He served as a member of the Christiansburg Fire Department, a past president of the Lion’s Club, on the Bank Board of Director’s at First National Bank, was a Christiansburg Town Councilman, and Vice Mayor of Christiansburg in 1979. He was also a member of the Christiansburg Hunt Club where he served as Secretary/Treasurer for forty years, and belonged to the Virginia Farm Equipment Association. He was an avid outdoorsman but most importantly he enjoyed spending time with his family.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, November 9, 2009 at Horne Funeral Service. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at St. Paul United Methodist Church with Pastor Doug Kanney officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 200 W. Main St., Christiansburg, VA 24073.