Leonidas Wayne "Pete" Gamble, 88, of Masontown, went home to be with his Lord and Savior and the love of his life, his beautiful wife, Tessie on Saturday, April 24, 2021.
He was born February 3, 1933 in Masontown, a son of the late Russel Van Gamble and Minnie May (Neff) Gamble.
"Pete" was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He worked many years for Sterling Faucet and later worked as a coalminer at the Consol #1 and #2 mines. He was very strong in his faith and was a member of the Masontown Church of the Nazarene. "Pete" proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War.
He is survived by one son, David Gamble of Masontown; one daughter, Loretta Hamrick and husband Bruce of Morgantown; two sisters, Dolly Cale of Masontown and Myrtle Calvert of Kingwood; three grandchildren, Christopher Hamrick, Stephanie Buckley, and Amber Gamble; 10 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Tessie Loretta (Cale) Gamble; one daughter, Deborah Sue Gibson; a granddaughter, Christie M. Hamrick; four brothers, Calvin Gamble, Dallas Gamble, William Gamble and Cecil Gamble; eight sisters, Dorothy Taylor, Frances Cale, Maxine Hawley, Murle Ennix, Opal Cale, Stella Sanchez, Jean Stull and Jeanette Stull.
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 6-8 pm and Friday, April 30, 2021 from noon until the 1pm service time with Pastor Ed Spangler and Rev. Tim Heaney officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the Preston County Honor Guard and the WVANG Honor Guard.
Due to COVID-19, safety precautions will be taken, the social distancing 6-foot rule will be honored and all guests, whose health allows, are to wear a mask. For the safety of everyone, we politely ask that visitors do not linger at the funeral home after seeing the Gamble family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Field Funeral Home, 10537 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Masontown, WV 26542, to help the family with funeral expenses.
Condolences may be extended online to the family at fieldfuneralhome.com.