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Services held for Josh Dean Wampler

Josh Dean Wampler of Thornton, died January 1 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was 63 years old.

Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Frank and Goldie Craft Wampler, the father of the late Sonny Bates, and an uncle of the late Jonas Wampler and Matt Wampler. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving are his wife, Pearlie Bates Wampler; a son Josh Wampler and wife Vickie, Isom; three daughters, Diana Sparkman and husband Danny, Slemp, and Teresa Bates Davis and Lizzie Ann Bates, both of Thornton; a brother, Eddie Wampler and wife Brenda, Mayking; three sisters, Peggy Dixon and husband Hagel, Indianapolis, Ind., and Brenda Collins and husband Jimmie and Glenna Wampler, all of Whitesburg; a daughter-in-law, Vicky Adams, Beaver Dam; and seven grandchildren, Randi Wampler, Autumn Wampler, Taylor Davis, Waylon Sparkman, Brianna Sparkman, Sierra Bates, and Alyssa Jo Adams.

Funeral services were held January 5 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking.

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