Wayne Vetter Kingsley

October 25, 1937 ~ March 4, 2022 (age 84)



Wayne Vetter Kingsley, age 84, passed away Friday, March 4, 2022, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

Wayne was born in Ticonderoga, NY on October 25, 1937. He was the son of Dell and Irene (Vetter) Kingsley. He was a graduate of Chestertown, NY high school (1955). He received his degree in forestry from Paul Smith College. He earned his Bachelor of Science, in Forestry from Syracuse University. Wayne worked for the United States Forest Service for over 32 years. He had worked in timber and fire management in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. He has been a resident of Forest Dale since 1965. He was well known for his “Kingsley Farm Stand” for over 25 years. He was a co-founder and first Vice President of the Vermont Trappers Association. He was an avid outdoors man, hunter, and trapper. He belonged to the Christian Fellowship Church in Forest Dale.

Wayne was preceded in death by his son Wayne “Bart” Kingsley (2006). Surviving is his daughter; Sheila Kingsley, son; James Kingsley (Jeanne), grandchildren; Sarah Rollman (Kyle) and Benjamin Kingsley (Ellie), brothers; Larry Kingsley and Ronald Kingsley, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The memorial service “In Celebration of His Life” will be held on Monday April 4, 2022: 10:00 AM at the Forest Dale Christian Fellowship Church. The Rev. Barry Tate, pastor will officiate.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in his memory to; the Forest Dale Christian Fellowship Church, 1895 Forest Dale Road, Brandon, VT 05733 or to the Vermont Trappers Association, P.O. Box 451, Vernon, VT 05354.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

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