Edward “Skeeter” Hembry, 82, of Warrenton, passed away peacefully with close friends by his side on November 4, 2021, at Fauquier Hospital after a courageous battle with blood cancer.
Born Oct. 3, 1939, and raised in Herndon, Skeeter has been a well-known member of the Warrenton community since 1978. He touched the lives of many throughout the horse community and beyond and will be fondly remembered for his warm, welcoming smile and friendly demeanor.
Skeeter owned and operated Skeeter’s Custom Leather & Tack Shop, first in Fairfax and then in New Baltimore, for more than 50 years. He made custom Western saddles, repaired tack and horse blankets and much more. He started training horses at age 15. A lifelong horseman and member of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), Skeeter judged AQHA horse shows throughout the United States and Canada for more than 25 years. His stallions sired AQHA champions for decades.
Skeeter was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Frankie Marie Hembry; a brother, Eugene Hembry, and a sister, Margaret Hembry.
He is survived by his sisters, Linda Mae Hembry and Judy A. Robinson; his brother James F. Hembry; numerous nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 10, and 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 11, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. A Celebration of Life will be held from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 12, at American Legion Post 72 in Warrenton.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Skeeter’s memory to the Equine Rescue League by visiting
or calling 540-822-4577.
Condolences may be offered at www.moserfuneralhome.com