Wendell Sippel

October 21, 2021


Wendell Edward Sippel, 56, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, formerly of Moberly, MO passed away October 21, 2021, at Berkley Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia. He was born October 15, 1965, in Moberly, MO to Billy E and Mary M (Bailey) Sippel.

Wendell graduated from Moberly Senior High School in 1984. In 1984, he moved to Virginia and was employed by Erkiletian, a real estate investment company. In 1987, he started as an Assistant Superintendent, and was promoted to a Superintendent with J.A. Jones/Tompkins Builders until 2003. After leaving J.A. Jones/Tompkins Builders, he began his employment with Buch Construction from 2003 until late 2020.  While employed with Buch, he made many lifelong friends that he considered family. Wendell’s career as a Civil Engineer was very important to him. He took pride in his career choices.

Wendell married Tracy Macafee on February 08, 1992, in Fairfax, VA. He is survived by his wife, Tracy. Also surviving are his three children; son, Kenneth and fiancé Alana; five grandchildren, Jordon, Trey, Jaxson, Sophia, and Richard, son, William and wife Alyssa; two grandchildren, Weston Eli, and an unborn granddaughter, and daughter, Melinda and fiancé Brian; and three grandchildren, Braelynn, Owen, and an unborn grandchild. His relationships with his grandchildren meant so very much to him, he enjoyed spending time with each of them. Wendell also is survived by his mother-in-law, Margaret (Wheezy) and many sister-in-law’s, nieces and nephews, and many friends that he considered family. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers; Mike, Richard, and Charles Sippel.

Wendell will be remembered for many things. The most important thing will be his love for his family. He had a great smile, laugh, and witty sense of humor. He was always good for his many stories and jokes that he would tell. He was always helpful to everyone and would give you the shirt off his back. He will be deeply missed by family and friends and all who knew him.

Words of comfort and support were shared with the family during the visitation at the Cater Funeral Home Chapel, followed by services honoring Wendell’s life.  Committal prayer and burial took place in the Oakland Cemetery.


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