Conrad Godfrey Hunsberger (Connie) 99, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 27, 2017 surrounded by his family. In 49 days he would have celebrated his 100th birthday. He was born on October 15, 1917 to Samuel C. and Rosie Godfrey Hunsberger in Midland, Virginia where he lived his entire life.
Mr. Hunsberger is survived by seven daughters; Joan H. Corbin (Gene), Laura (Sue) Hamilton, Rosia L. Wood, Connie H. Barnes, Madelyn Flannagan (Richard Cote), Kathy Stanley (Larry Glascock) and Karen Adam (Paul).
He was predeceased in death by his wife of 71 years, Madeline C. Hunsberger, four sons-in-law, Gary Flannagan, Emory (Woody) Wood, Larry Hamilton and O. L. (Lee) Barnes. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and many great and great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Pauline Hunsberger, Winchester, Virginia.
Connie, as he was known, was a man of strength and honesty having built a construction company that had the reputation of giving an honest day's work and a superior finished product. His silos and many of his barns are still standing today.
In his younger years, he played community baseball with a passion and he was so glad when baseball came back to Washington. He loved to watch the Washington Nationals and up until recently could tell you all about the players, the manager and how many games they were ahead in the league standings. He was also known as one of the best turkey hunters around the area and could make a turkey caller out of a turkey bone and a rubber tube that sounded exactly like a tom turkey calling out for a mate. While he had many hobbies his love in the later years was his garden which he planted every year. He really took a great pride in having the first tomato of the year and his lima beans were the biggest and the best. He also grew beautiful gladiolas around the edge of the garden for his wife to put on the kitchen table. Yes, he was a man of many talents.
A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, September 17th at 1:00 o'clock in the afternoon, in the main building at the Fauquier County Fairgrounds, 6209 Old Auburn Road, Warrenton, Virginia. Burial is private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fauquier Education Farm, P.O. Box 1143, Warrenton, Virginia 20188.
The family wishes to thank Blue Ridge Christian Home, Heartland Hospice and Stacie and Mark Harvey of First Light, Warrenton, Virginia for their excellent care. A very special thank you to Dr. Steven von Elten, who took care of him for many years.
Our fine facility has ample parking, offers two chapels, family rooms, parlors, and an on-site crematory. Operated since 1836 - we are the oldest continuously operated business in Fauquier County, VA and centrally located in the county and close to most nursing homes and the hospital.