Austin Carroll Spitler, 71, of Edinburg, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 11:00 at the Community Mission Church of the Brethren near Woodstock. Pastors Bobby and Diann Whetzel will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery at Jerome.
Mr. Spitler was born November 1, 1943 in Shenandoah County, son of the late Linden Elwood Spitler and Blanche Mae Bradfield Spitler. He was an Army veteran and retired in 2009 after 41 years from Greenway Engineering in Winchester. He was preceded in death by a sister, Roxie Ruby and a brother, Eston Spitler.
Austin is survived by his wife, Sandra M. Spitler; daughter, Stacie Tingler and her husband Brian of Woodstock; sister, Ruby Orndorff of Edinburg; four brothers, Robert Spitler of Edinburg, Richard Spitler and Stanley Spitler both of Woodstock and Ray Spitler of Linville and three special grandsons, Hunter Christy, and Jacob and Jackson Tingler all of Woodstock.
Austin was a quiet man, always helping anyone that needed him. He never asked for much, just made do with what he had.