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William “Walter” Gambrill,
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Obituary for William “Walter” Gambrill,

William “Walter” Gambrill, 85, of Capon Bridge, WV died on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at his home.

He was born on September 24, 1931 in Highland, MD, the son of the late Raymond and Evelyn Earp Gambrill. Walter preached the gospel for 26 years at the Zion Community Church in Ellicottville, NY. He filled many pulpits through the years in the states of NY, PA, MD, VA & WV. Walter attended the Moody Bible Institute Correspondence Courses in Chicago, IL, Elohim Bible Institute in Castile, NY and the Bible Truth Institute in Sunberry, PA. Most recently he attended the Hebron Baptist Church in Gore. Walter was a veteran of the Unites States Marine Corp during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post 137 in Capon Bridge, WV. He was a carpenter by trade and had a love of woodworking.

Walter married Janice Richardson Gambrill on January 18, 1958 in Highland, MD.

Surviving along with his wife of 59 years is a son: Daniel “Dan” Gambrill (Betsy) of Summerville, SC; three daughters: Bonnie Harvey (Curtis) of Capon Bridge, WV; Deborah Drew (Michael) of Goose Creek, SC; Barbara Stanton (her late husband Alan) of Depew, NY; and seven grandchildren: Samuel, Jacob, William, Danielle, Colt, Kylie and Emma.

He is preceded in death by a son-in-law: Alan Stanton.

A memorial service will be held at the Giffin Funeral Home & Crematory in Capon Bridge on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 4:00 PM. Officiating will be Pastor Samuel Harvey. Inurnment will be privately held. Family will receive friends at the funeral home two hours prior from 2-4 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Amazing Grace Food Pantry, PO Box 540, Capon Bridge, WV 26711 or The Gideons International, Hampshire Gideons, PO Box 240, Romney, WV 26757.

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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Giffin Funeral Home & Crematory

2807 Northwestern Pike
Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Memorial Service




4:00 PM
Giffin Funeral Home & Crematory

2807 Northwestern Pike
Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Cemetery Details


Mt. Zion Cemetery

12430 Scaggsville Road
Highland, MD 20777

Memorial Contribution

Amazing Grace Food Pantry

PO Box 540
Capon Bridge, WV 26711

The Gideons International, Hampshire Gideons

PO Box 240
Romney, WV 26757

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