RUTLAND – Wayne Vetter Kingsley, age 84, passed away Friday, March 4, 2022, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.
Wayne was born in Ticonderoga, N.Y. on October 25, 1937. He was the son of Dell and Irene (Vetter) Kingsley. He was a graduate of Chestertown, N.Y. 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,” which was there in various forms since the late 1970s.
He was a co-founder and first Vice President of the Vermont Trappers Association. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and trapper, as well as an avid vegetable farmer. 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; a son; James Kingsley and his wife Jeanne, and their children, Sarah Rollman (Kyle) and Benjamin Kingsley (Ellie); his 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 a.m. 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.