Barbara Ruth Wampler age 88, of Dayton passed away Friday, September 3, 2021 at Heritage Assisted Living. She was a life long resident of Rhea County and of the Baptist faith. She attended Old Washington Baptist Church. Barbara loved to sing and was the last living original member of the southern gospel quartet, “Sounds of Grace.” Barbara enjoyed canning, flowers, gardening and loved to watch birds flying around her yard, but what made her most happy was when her yard was full of children. The sound of their laughter brought so much joy to her heart. One of her favorite things was doing acts of kindness for others, whether it was baking a cake, or taking a bouquet of flowers to cheer someone up, she was always thinking of others. Barbara’s life centered around prayer, Bible reading and going to church and she is now in Heaven with her Lord that she loved.
Barbara is preceded in death by her first husband and the father of her children Jack Wampler Sr, her second husband; Gene Wampler and her sister; Helen Maxine Kelley Revis.
She is survived by her children; Kathy Wampler Hixon (William), Jack Dempsey Wampler Jr. and Barbara, Timothy Alan Wampler (Christine), Christi Flory (Matthew) all of Dayton, sister; Joyce Kilpatrick (Norman), twelve grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be Thursday September 9, 2021 at 6PM at Old Washington Baptist Church with Brother Rusty Revis, Brother Aaron Revis and Brother Bobby Harris officiating
The family will receive friends on Wednesday September 8, 2021 from 5-9PM at Coulter Garrison Funeral Home.
Interment will be at Chattanooga National Cemetery at a later date.
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