Herbert Hertelle Wyndham
November 24, 1935 – April 7, 2022
Herbert Hertelle Wyndham, 86, departed this life peacefully Thursday, April 7, 2022, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Gloucester, Virginia to the late Lyston and Lillie Wyndham. He was educated in Darlington, SC, New Kent, VA, and then Richmond, VA. He began his career with Albemarle Paper Company, then Reynolds Metals Company from which he retired after 35 years. During his time at Reynolds, he taught Machine Technology at John Tyler Community College in the evenings. He purchased and ran Minshew’s Engraving for 20 years prior to retiring for the second time. Herb was an active member of his church where he served as a deacon and on various committees. His younger years were spent coaching at Tuckahoe Little League and volunteering with Indian Guides. He was a Mason and an active member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Herb’s favorite times included fishing with friends and family either in Hatteras or on the Rappahannock River.
Herb was a family man marrying Jean Anne Martin June 22, 1963, spending nearly 59 years loving her and raising their children Chris (Courtney) Wyndham and Cindy (Dennis) McKay. He had the joy of spoiling 7 grandchildren, Beamer (Allisa), Reid (Chloe), Jack, Mikey Wyndham, Morgan, Carter, Madison McKay; and one great-grandchild, Colton Wyndham. In addition, he is survived by his sister Dorothy (Bill) Brandon of New Kent, VA, and a host of nieces, nephews, and special friends.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 19th from 4 to 7pm and a Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, April 20th at 11am with Dr. N. Keith Smith officiating at Affinity Funeral Service 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Disease Fund P.O. Box 1897, Merrifield, VA 22116-9506 or New Community Baptist Church P.O. Box 29845 Henrico, VA 23242-0845.
Having known Jean and Herb since February 1965, his passing is leaving a big hole in my heart. My late husband I vacationed with them a number of times and spent so many times with them at their place on the Rappahannock River. Rest In Peace, Herb.
Jean and Herb have been a big part of our lives as friends for over 65 years. Jean and I grew up together in Ginter Park and went from Ginter Park Elementary School, Chandler Jr High and Thomas Jefferson High together. We also started out at Westhampton College together but I later tr.ansfered to RPI. We have remained close friends to this day. When she started dating Herb the 4 of us did many things together over the years. Jean was a bridemaid in my wedding and I would have been one in hers but we were living in Pensacola Fla at the time and could not get back to Richmond. We are still close to both of them now Herb was a wonderful caring friend and a loving husband to Jean and a great father, grandfather and great-grandfather. We will miss him very much and are grateful for all the years he was our friend.