Wayne Henry Tisinger

Wayne Henry Tisinger, 68, of Woodstock, Virginia, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2012, along with his family in the peace and comfort of his own home after a battle with cancer.

Wayne was born in Woodstock April 4, 1944, to Clyde Henry and Virginia Hollar Tisinger.  Raised by his parents, grandparents, and extended family, Wayne grew up on his family’s farm near Wesley Chapel where he learned the value of hard work and developed his lifelong love of gardening, animals, hunting, and the outdoors.

Wayne graduated from Central High School in 1963.  Following high school, he proudly served in the United States Army in the Vietnam War.  After return from combat, he married Delores “Dee” Seal April 5, 1969, remaining happily married 43 years until his death.  Surviving in addition to his wife is his daughter Amy Beth Tisinger, also of Woodstock, Virginia; a sister, Betty Lou Richman and her husband, Robert “Bob” of Annandale, Virginia; mother-in-law, Shirley Seal of Woodstock; brother-in-law Harold Seal, Jr. and wife Judy of Woodstock; brother-in-law Robert “Bob” Seal and wife Linda of Chattanooga, Tennessee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Extremely special to Wayne were his great nephews Ashton Rogers and Bryce Rogers of Potomac Falls, Virginia who often spent summer weeks with him in Woodstock, as well as Teresa, Tyler, and Jillian Brunton of Edinburg, Virginia who brought many smiles to their “Uncle Wayne’s” face.  Wayne was also blessed with many friends, including his dear friends Gary “Jake” Stoneburner and Ron Simmons. His most special dogs/four legged friends Bandit and Truban were his most faithful companions who greeted him as heaven’s gate.

Wayne was known as an extremely hard worker and faithful provider for his family.  He worked for years at the Aileen textile factory in Edinburg and then for approximately 20 years until retirement at Lear automotive industry in Strasburg.

One of Wayne’s proudest moments was the investiture of his daughter Amy in 2009 as the first female full-time judge of the 26th Judicial District General District Courts of Virginia.

From a young age, Wayne had a love for and sense of adventure.  For those who knew him best, it was obvious that his lifelong passion was hunting and the love of firearms.  Wayne went on many domestic and international hunting trips with wife and close friends that gave him countless hours of joy and great memories.  Wayne also had a lifelong love of fast cars and hot rods.

Wayne was a Life member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), a Life member of Safari Club International, and a member of the Page Valley Sportsman’s Club. He was a member of the American Legion Post 199, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2447, and a Life member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 936.

Wayne was also a lifelong member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and loved his church family.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Danny Ritenour, Treasurer, 102 Dogwood Drive, Woodstock, Virginia  22664 on behalf of the kitchen renovation project.

Wayne will be sadly missed by his family and friends.  Burial will be private.  The family will later be planning a memorial celebration of Wayne’s life for family and friends.

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21 Condolences to Wayne Henry Tisinger

  1. Jeffrey Dodson says:

    So very sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Please know that you are in our family’s thoughts and prayers.

  2. Jeff Loveland says:

    Wayne is one of the most remarkable individuals that I have been lucky enough to know. My prayers are with Dee, Amy and all other family members and close friends. He is someone I will never forget.

  3. Jerry & Sue Walters says:

    Dee & Amy,
    Words cannot express how much we are feeling for you at this time. You have definitely been in our thoughts.

    Jerry and Sue

  4. Kenn Sadler (on behalf of VVA Chapter 936) says:

    To Dee and family,

    Our ‘brother’ Wayne will be dearly missed. We had the privilege of knowing him and having him as a member of our ranks. He served his country and the Lord well and will be welcomed in heaven by his maker.

  5. Kathy Neff says:

    Delores and Amy, you have my deepest sympathies. Wayne was a wonderful person, husband and father, I know. He will be missed by all. I always loved Wayne’s smile, his eyes would sparkle when he was amused. Take care of yourselves during this time and cling to the wonderful memories that you have of Wayne.

  6. anthony tokach says:

    heartfelt sympathy to you and your family…thinking of,,, and saying a prayer for you Amy.

  7. Colette & Greg Jones says:

    Dear Dee and Amy,
    Much love to you both in this most difficult time. Wayne was so proud of both of you. He will be missed.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Colette & Greg

  8. Gary and Jacki says:

    Dee and Amy,
    You have been in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Wayne was such a big and important part of Gary’s life. He will be greatly missed, but remembered with love.
    Gary and Jacki

  9. Carole Coen says:

    My prayers and sympathies are with you all. My heart goes out to you all. Hold on to your memories as I will from growing up with him, Virginia and Clyde. He was a great man to all.

  10. Patsy Didawick Simmons says:

    Delores, I was so sorry to read in the newspaper about your husband. I will be praying for you.

  11. Susie (Vaughn) Harper says:

    Dee and Amy,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wayne was such a great guy.

  12. Beverly Coker says:

    Dee and Amy. So sorry to hear of your loss my prayers are with you both

  13. Paul and Cathy Lauer says:

    Delores and Amy,
    Paul and I send our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. We will remember how proud he was of both of you.

  14. Jr and Marie Helsley says:

    Dee and Amy you both are in our prayers.

  15. Jon Clark says:

    We are going to miss you,trooper…….take care…

  16. Jerry & Judy says:

    Delores and Amy,

    Wayne was such a nice person. We shall always remember his dedication to his family and the Tisinger Reunion. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you.

    Jerry & Judy

  17. Robinson Family says:

    :We are sending our condolences for your great lost.As a family that has suffered the same pain, we would like to share a scripture that bought great comfort to our family. This scripture helped us to see that all is not lost at death because John 5:28,29 says that soon our love ones will be resurrected to life.As we await the fulfillment of this promise may the God of comfort, comfort you.- Robinson Family of Elizabeth, NJ

  18. Carla Rogers says:

    I am so thankful to have had Uncle Wayne in my life. He blessed my life with his example of humility, kindness and integrity. My fondest memories are surrounded by the holidays when I would visit the Shenandoah Valley. When I was young I couldn’t wait for Uncle Wayne to walk in the door. He made me feel special and always had time for me. He would take me for rides on his motorcycle and in his fast cars. I thought he was coolest Uncle in the world. Even as time went on, he let us dress him up and pick on him with silly hats, prank gifts, etc. He took everything in stride and made us all laugh. He cared for others and always made everyone feel welcome. His positive outlook on life was infectious and I will miss him more than words can describe. His legacy will live in my heart forever. Please know that he’ll be watching over all of us and would want us to be happy. God be with you, Carla

  19. Bryce Rogers says:

    Uncle Wayne was one of my favorite uncle’s. Some of my best memories of him were when I would come up and visit him for summer. He would always take me to the farm on his RTV and he would let me drive. I would always help pick tomatoes when I came up. Last summer we picked all the tomatoes and we canned them. I had a lot of good memories with uncle Wayne and I will miss him.

  20. Ashton Rogers says:

    I will miss my uncle Wayne very much we had so many great times together, I just can not imagine all of the holidays without him. I especially can not imagine easter without him we would always come up and have lunch and go on easter egg hunts those were some really great times we shared. I wish I could have come up to spend more time with him during the summers but we still had lots of fun on holidays. I shared many great memories with my uncle Wayne and he will be dearly missed.