Claude Allen Spiggle, Sr. “Kernel”

Claude Allen Spiggle Sr. “Kernel”, 80 of Woodstock passed away peacefully Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, November 24 at 11:00 A.M at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock. Burial in Arlington National Cemetery will be at a later date. The Reverend Timothy Teates will officiate.

Mr. Spiggle was born April 10, 1934 in Edinburg. He was the son of the late Samuel L. Spiggle, Sr. and Fleta Mae Bowers Spiggle. He was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. He retired from the United States Army. He served from 1952-1972. He served in Korea from 1952-1953 and Vietnam from 1967-1968. He received 4 Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Korean Service Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Bronze Star Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Leaf, and Joint Service Commendation Medal.  After serving his country in the United States Army, he was employed by the Virginia Department of Transportation. He retired from VDOT after 17 years of service as an Equipment Operator B. He was a member of the Edinburg VFW. After retiring from the Army and the Virginia Department of Transportation, he enjoyed being with his family and friends, landscaping, and making wooden gliders, porch swings, furniture, and helping others in the community.

On January 2, 1954, he married his wife, Mary E. Barb of Basye, and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past January. He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Barb Spiggle; a daughter, Pamela G. Spiggle of Woodstock; 3 sons, Claude A. Spiggle, Jr. of the Northwest United States, John L. Spiggle, Sr. of New Market, and Joseph T. Spiggle and wife Melisa of Edinburg; 5 sisters, Shirley Polk of Edinburg, Anna Belle Stephens of Fort Valley, Kathleen “Tookie” Clem and husband Billy of Charlottesville, Judy Cook and husband Larry of Woodstock, and Sue Spiggle of Salem; 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Samuel and Robert Spiggle, and 2 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors, Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675.

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