Anthony Wadsworth

Anthony A. ""Pete"" Wadsworth

Sunday, January 12th, 1936 - Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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Rev. Anthony “Pete” Wadsworth

Rev. Anthony “Pete” Wadsworth, 84, of Winchester, Virginia passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

Rev. Wadsworth was born in 1936 in Princeton, North Carolina, the son of the late James Wadsworth and Leona Tyner Wadsworth. He graduated from Carter Bible College in Goldsboro, NC, Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA, and Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.

Rev. Wadsworth was a minister and faithful servant of God with the Winchester District of the United Methodist Church. During his long tenure as a United Methodist minister, Rev. Wadsworth pastored at numerous churches in Winchester, Frederick County, and Loudoun County, VA.

Rev. Wadsworth was married for 55 years to his loving wife, Betty Ann Wadsworth, who predeceased him in 2018.

Surviving Rev. Wadsworth are his sons, James A. Wadsworth (Tracy) of Ashland, Maine and Keith H. Wadsworth (Angela) of Lake Wales, Florida; grandchildren, Isabel and Harris Wadsworth of Lake Wales, Florida, Lucas Wadsworth of Winchester, Virginia, Sam Wadsworth of Nags Head, North Carolina, Jake, Nick and Anabel Wadsworth of Ashland, Maine; brother Jimmy Earl Wadsworth (Mary) of Princeton, North Carolina, sister Shirley Mae Williford (Earl) of Goldsboro, North Carolina, and sister Barbara Ann Woodard of Princeton, North Carolina.

Along with his parents and wife, Rev. Wadsworth was preceded in death by his brothers, Otis Leo “Dick”, Robert “Fid”, and James, and his step-mother Myrtle Mae Toler Wadsworth.

Friends may call at the Jones Funeral Home Wednesday, July 15, and Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Private services will be held on Friday due to the Covid pandemic. The ministers will be Pastor Penny Wilson and the Rev. Todd Guess. Burial will follow at Mount Hebron cemetery. Pall bearers will be Adam Syprzak, Mo Abuassi, Jerry Newlin, Luke Wadsworth, Roberta Lasiter, and Harris Wadsworth. Honorary pall bearers are Ronnie Wise and Roy lowery. The funeral will be televised via live streaming on Jones Funeral Home Face Book page.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Pete’s memory to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, Virginia 22601.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 | 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Jones Funeral Home - Winchester
    228 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
    WINCHESTER, VA 22601
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 | 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Jones Funeral Home - Winchester
    228 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
    WINCHESTER, VA 22601
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, July 17th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday, July 17th, 2020 1:00pm
    Jones Funeral Home - Winchester
    228 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
    WINCHESTER, VA 22601
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The funeral service will be private due to the Covid epidemic however it will be recorded and viewable on Facebook.
    Pastor Penny Wilson
    The Rev. Todd Gess
  • Interment

    Friday, July 17th, 2020 |
    Friday, July 17th, 2020
    Mount Hebron Cemetery
    305 East Boscawen Street
    WINCHESTER, VA 22601
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Due to the Covid Pandemic the family requests the funeral and interment be held privately.


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Mark A. McDaniel

Posted at 06:30pm
Deepest sympathies to the Wadsworth family. Pete was our pastor for 13 years and he made such a difference in our lives. God Bless - Barbara and Mark McDaniel

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Posted at 10:59am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Sheryl Pifer

Posted at 10:57am
Pete was a wonderful, kind, and caring person, and extraordinary pastor. I enjoyed working with him through the Winchester District Office, where we shared many laughs at his funny stories and jokes. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace thou good and faithful servant! - Sheryl Pifer

Isaac and Diane Luttrell

Posted at 12:17pm
I just copied a previous comment. I couldn't have done any better than this post. Pete was an exceptional man of God. " Pete was truly a man of God. He loved the Lord and did his best to help everyone he met learn to love the Lord and find salvation. Pete and Betty Ann were two of the finest people and we loved them both. They loved their family and all God's children. Pete is now talking with God in Heaven, as he did every day on earth. What a good man. He will be missed. We are better for having known both Pete and Betty Ann."

Dr. Mike Cooper

Posted at 11:54am
Pete, it has been a quite a few years since we had our weekly breakfasts, but I have a lot of fond memories of camaraderie, laughs and encouragement. You'll be missed my friend.

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