Obituary for Ernest Tinsley VanWey

The funeral service for Ernest Tinsley VanWey, age 87, of Sulfur Springs, TX, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday August 26, 2022 at the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Chaplin Cody Rush officiating and Bro John London assisting. Burial will be at Sulfur Springs City Cemetery with Lonnie Taylor, Jerry Crawford, David Pullium, Caleb VanWey, Will VanWey, and Bobby Moody as pallbearers, and Ronnie Randolph, Heath Halbert, and Heaton Halbert as honorary pallbearers. The viewing will be on Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Mr. VanWey passed away on August 21, 2022 at his place of residence.

Ernest was born on June 11, 1935 to William E. and Florence Lavada (Pinson) VanWey. He married Billie Alice Landreth in Sulfur Springs, TX. Ernie was a master plumber for 55 years and owned his own plumbing company. His office was the Pit Grill. Ernie went every morning. He was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.

He is survived by his son, William G VanWey, and his wife, Sandra Ralph Hutcherson Jr.; daughter Stephanie Halbert; stepsons, Ronnie Hutcherson and Ralph Hutcherson; stepdaughter, Sherry Woodall; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Ernie was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Jo Dan, Powell, Earl, William Jr, and Martha Jo.

Donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Arrangements directed by the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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