William Allen Reger, 88, of New Market and formerly of Mt. Olive passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital with his loving family by his side. A graveside service will be held Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock (2677 Fravel Road). Reverends Ed Wilkins and Bruce Johnson will officiate.
Mr. Reger was born December 20, 1923 in Toms Brook, son of the late William Dow and Nellie Mae Spiggle Reger. He retired in 1989 from the Shenandoah County School System after 14 years of service. He was a long time member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church where he was a former trustee and a member and former treasurer of Toms Brook-Mt. Olive Ruritan Club.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy M. Wilkins Reger whom he married on September 10, 1946; son, Dan Reger and his wife Carolyn of Edinburg; three daughters, Jodie Wymer and her husband John of New Market, Rhonda R. Miller of New Market and her significant other Jim Bowen of Charlottesville and Tammy Crawford of Harrisonburg ; sister, Nancy Margolis of New Carrollton, MD; brother-in-law, Chalmers Hollar of Woodstock; four grandchildren, Lynn Shaw and her fiancé John Richards, Tim Reger and his wife Michele, Scott Wymer and his wife Cam and Sean McDonald and his wife Missy;seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by seven sisters, Elsie Finks, Dottie Wright, Evelyn Venters, Mildred Hockman, Ruth Rickard, Betty Hollar and Helen Reger.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren.
Friends may sign the guest book Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, 12180 Back Road, Toms Brook, VA 22660; National Parkinson’s Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018 or St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
Allen was a loving husband, daddy, granddaddy and great granddaddy. He was dearly loved by all and will be greatly missed.