Billy Grey Zirkle

Billy Grey Zirkle, 85 of Quicksburg, died Monday, April 6, 2015 at his home.

Mr. Zirkle was born January 15, 1930 in Forestville on the family farm, son of the late Melvin Blair Zirkle, Sr. and Nellie Grey Biller Zirkle.

Mr. Zirkle attended Forestville School and was a graduate of New Market High School.

He served in the United States Army as a M.P.

He was Post Master at several officies and farmed all his life.

He was a member of of St. Mark’s Lutheran  Church in Forestville. He served on the Board of Shenandoah Memorial Hospital for 30 years.

He is survived by his wife Janet Lorraine Salyards Zirkle whom he married March 11, 1950.

He is also survived by two daughters, Susan Grey Zirkle of Broadway, and Lynne Ware and son-in-law Mark of Mineral; a sister, Courtney Weatherholtz and a niece, Sharon Weatherholtz both from Forestville.

Mr. Zirkle was preceded in death by a brother, Blair Zirkle.

A funeral service will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson with the Rev. James B. Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Forestville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, 759 Main Street, Woodstock, VA 22664.

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8 Condolences to Billy Grey Zirkle

  1. bobby s branner says:

    I first met Billy many years ago and he was such a nice person. I would often see him at the livestock sales and we always had a kind word for each other.
    Billy you will always be great, rest in peace.

  2. Tim Proctor says:

    Susan and Lynne, sorry to hear of your loss. A truly good man who always had time for me whenever I saw him. You are in my prayers.
    Tim Proctor

  3. Dudley & Pam Miller says:

    Our most heartfelt sympathy to Janet and the girls. Billy was a well respected fine gentleman and will be missed by everyone who knew him. May God be with you at this time.

  4. judy hounshell says:

    I have known Bill & Janet all my life. You are super people & I will never think of Bill in the past tense. He will never be gone. What a super , wonderful, friendly guy. I love you Janet, and your girls. God bless you.

  5. denise zirkle smith says:

    lynn and i send you and your family our deepest sympathies. may God be with all of you at this time.

  6. Janet, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Johnny Garber says:

    I am glad to have known Billy all my life and considered him to be a kind and friendly man. I remember fondly the many discussions that occurred at Link’s grocery store with Billy and the other “locals” while I worked there during high school. My sympathy to Janet, Susan and Lynn.
    Johnny Garber

  8. Glen & Virginia Ann Hulvey says:

    Janet & Family:
    Just want you all to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.