Roger Ray Friend, 63 of Wilsonville, died on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at Community Hospital in Staunton. He was born on November 6, 1955, in Staunton, a son of Mrs. Etta Masinelli and the late Junior Raymond Friend. He married Sheila Buehler on August 18, 2001, and she survives.
He worked as a mechanic and played in many local bands. Roger was a loving grandfather, son, dad, and husband. He loved his family and friends, playing music, and had a contagious smile.
He is survived by his wife, Sheila Friend of Wilsonville; daughter, Stacy (Clay) Schuette of Benld; mother, Etta Masinelli of Staunton; two step-children, Jodie (Jerry) Reid of Wilsonville and Clinton Haas of Staunton; six grandchildren, Zachary, Alyssa, & Jacob Schuette, Ryan, Samuel, and Joseph Reid; and sister, Debbie (Jeff) Watson of Pekin, IL.
Visitation services will be held from 11 AM to 2 PM on Monday, October 14, 2019, at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Funeral services will follow at 2 PM at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton with Pastor Christina Erdmann officiating. Remains will be cremated following services. Memorials are suggested to the family.