Joe Donald Wingate, 83, of Salem, died at his home on Sunday, August 11, surrounded by his family and his caregivers. He was born and reared in Grayson County, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy C. Wingate and Callie Mae Poole Wingate; a brother, John D. Wingate; and a daughter, Karen Wingate Agnew.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Imogene Bedwell Wingate; a brother, Harold C. Wingate (Mildred); a daughter, Susan Wingate Fleming (Garry), a son, Joseph Gregory Wingate (Kimberly); eight grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
Joe was the owner and operator of Southwestern Appraisal Company for decades. He was a charter member of Southview United Methodist Church in Roanoke. He was a very kind and generous man, especially to his family and people in need. He also enjoyed playing golf with his friends who called themselves "the old guys".
The family would like to thank Nexus Homecare and Gentle Shepherd Hospice for their kindness and support during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to The First Tee of Roanoke Valley 3707 Densmore Road Roanoke, Va. 24017 or Gentle Shepherd Hospice 6405 Peters Creek Road Roanoke, VA 24019
A memorial service will be conducted 3 p.m. Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Simpson Funeral Home 5160 Peters Creek Road by the Rev. Warren Carswell. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home & Crematory. 366-0707