Chad Amburgey

Published 4:11 pm Thursday, May 12, 2016

COURTLAND — Chad Amburgey, 36, a former resident of Castlewood, Virginia, died on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, Tennessee, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Chad Amburgey

Chad Amburgey

He was born in Bristol.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Carla Amburgey King; maternal grandfather, Clyde Penland; paternal grandparents, Beecher and Alma Amburgey; and step-grandfather, D.L. Bartee.

He graduated from St. Paul High School in 1998. He had an associate degree in electronics from Mountain Empire Community College and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Bluefield College.

He graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy in 2008. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force during the Iraq War. He was a member of the American Legion Darrell C. Shifty Powers Post No. 243 in Norton, Virginia, and a member of the Franklin Masonic Lodge No. 151 A.F. & A.M. in Franklin, Virginia.

He is survived by his parents, Wayne and Betty Penland Amburgey of Castlewood; maternal grandmother, Allene Penland of Castlewood; special girlfriend, Ania Przygocki and family of Franklin; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.

The funeral services for Chad Amburgey will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, with 1st Sergeant Mike Honaker officiating. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of Love Mausoleum, Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. Masonic rites will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday by the Franklin Masonic Lodge no. 151 A.F. & A.M. and the Castlewood Masonic Lodge no. 231 A.F. & A.M. Pallbearers will be the State Police Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers will be uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday in Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Virginia State Police Association, 6944 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA 23225.

The family wants to give special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and Bristol Regional Medical Center, also the Virginia State Police and the Texas State Police.

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Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.