Wanda Engle

Obituary of Wanda Engle

Funeral services for Wanda Lou Engle, 88, of Tyler, Texas, formerly of Edgewood, are scheduled for 2:00 pm Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Candle Ridge Baptist Church in Gray, Kentucky with Rev. David Morrow and Rev. Chuck Hinton officiating. Interment will follow at Candle Ridge Cemetery in Gray.

Wanda passed away early Sunday morning, July 1, 2018 in Tyler, Texas.

She was born July 30, 1929, in Varilla, Kentucky, the daughter of Charles Reynolds Harbin and Mattie Mae Reynolds Harbin. She was raised in Varilla and attended Bell County High School. On June 30, 1947, she married Archer Glenn Engle in Rossville, Georgia. Wanda was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, cleaning and entertaining.  She moved to Tyler five years ago.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mattie Harbin; husband, Archer Engle on December 5, 2014; three brothers, Millard Harbin, Vernon Harbin and Billy Joe Harbin; sister, Twylah Kelley; and a son, Timothy Wayne Engle.

She is survived by her son, Glenn Engle of Athens; three daughters Sandy Hinton and husband Chuck of Athens, Marilyn Willis and husband Johnnie of Wills Point, and Janet Bitzer of Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, Charles Harbin of Lynchburg, Virginia and Roy Harbin and wife Joetta of Corbin; eight grandchildren: Chris Hinton, Aaron Hinton, Anissa Morrow, Lori Turner, Karri Turner, Brandon Thompson, Scott Willis and Donnie Willis; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Candle Ridge Baptist Church on Saturday, July 7, from 12:00 – 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Journey Church in Edgewood or Heritage Trail Cowboy Church in Ben Wheeler.

Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home is assisting with local arrangements, where messages may be written to the family at


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