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Aquiles Amparan, Jr

April 19, 1964 - October 5, 2021

Aquiles “Kiki” Amparan, Jr.  57, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.  He was the loving husband of Kimberly Bell Amparan.

Born in Mexico on April 19, 1964, he was the son of Dr. Aquiles Amparan, Sr. and the late Edna “Sis” Stephens Amparan. He is also preceded in death by his son: Aquiles “Keeley” Amparan, III.

In addition to his wife and father, Kiki is also survived by his daughter: Grace Amparan Edwards and her husband, Andy; stepson: Kyle Hogan and his wife, Samantha; sisters: Maria Bass and her husband, Christopher, Laura Osborn and husband, Brock, Marta Rowe, and husband, Paul; grandchildren: Aquelle Starks, Jack Edwards, Lindsay, and Adam Hogan; and a number of nieces and nephews.

For those wishing to make memorial contributions in Kiki’s memory please consider Bedford Rifle and Revolver Club 1577 E. Lynchburg-Salem Turnpike Bedford, VA 24523, or Rescue Mission of Roanoke 402 4th St. SE Roanoke, VA 24013.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home in Bedford. The family will receive friends from 3:00-5:00 p.m. after the service.

To send condolences online please visit obituaries.tharpfuneralhome.com. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory Bedford is assisting the family.

 

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We are very saddened to hear of Kiki’s passing. We remember him as a multitalented, kind person who graced Holy Cross’s hallways with his smile and easygoing personality. May your memories bring you comfort. Please accept our deepest condolences.

Posted by From the Beltran family on November 6, 2021

To say I was shocked to have heard this news is an understatement. I pretty much grew up with this man... Same school, soccer, baseball team and much more...he had a true heart, I can't think of anything he ever said to harm another person... It saddens me to know he has passed... I pray for his family and for all of us that were blessed to be a part of his life..GOD SPEED MY FRIEND

Posted by Lyle B Dunn jr on October 16, 2021

Our most sincere condolences to the Amparan family. Kiki, a kind, loving and warm soul. He was always a pleasure to be around, always had something to talk about. I will remember our hot pepper break room chats. Rest In Peace, my friend. Until we meet again.. Pete

Posted by Pete Harp on October 14, 2021

I have just learned this news about Kiki's passing and I am terribly sad about it. I was privileged to know and teach Kiki at Virginia Episcopal School. He was, without question, one of the finest young men I taught during a career of more than forty years. I remember Kiki and his splendid family with deep affection and respect. I offer my prayers for peace in the hearts of his family. I am certain that Kiki is now closer to all who love him than anyone can imagine. Phil Garmey

Posted by Philip Garmey on October 14, 2021

I am so heartbroken for the Amparan family. Kiki is definitely fondly remembered from my youth. He was a great source of kindness and so appreciated by all. In fact most of us wanted to be his wing man because he is just that good looking. I mostly remember him being really kind and generous . What a loss. I hope the grace of the Lord gives you all strength. Rest In Peace Kiki.

Posted by Bill Gorman on October 13, 2021

May God bless and comfort all of you. Glen and Linda

Posted by Glen and Linda Smith on October 12, 2021

I will never forget Kiki and his sister, Ana Maria. I use to babysit the both of them. So hurt when I heard the news. The resurrection is a promise, John 5:28,29.

Posted by Sharon Thomas on October 11, 2021

My heart goes out to all of Kiki’s family and friends. He had a wonderful smile and a was a kind and gentle person. Prayers for your peace. ..

Posted by Ellen Harmon on October 11, 2021

Dear Kim, words cannot express how deep my sympathy is for your sudden loss. May The Lord give you peace and ease your suffering. Prayers for you and your family. Love, Debbie

Posted by Debbie Wooldridge Thompson on October 11, 2021

Our deepest condolences to Kiki's entire family. We did not have the chance to talk much over the years but I loved to hear his stories about hunting when he was my brother-in law.

Posted by David and Ninah Nichols on October 11, 2021

My deepest condolences to the entire Amparan family during this very sad time. While I did not know Kiki well, he was always happy and kind when we met. My heart goes out to you all.

Posted by Christine Feldman on October 11, 2021

We are praying for your wonderful family. Please know that all of the Fabrizio family send their prayers and love.

Posted by Michelle Spain-Beckwith on October 10, 2021

Kiki was a beautiful and joyful person whom we have known since childhood . I and my whole family send our most heartfelt sympathy. Sandra Boyes and Family

Posted by Sandra Boyes on October 10, 2021

Dr. Amparan, Maria and Marta, my deepest sympathies on your tragic loss. Kiki made high school a more fun and joyous place. His wonderful, warm smile made everything a little bit better. And, he could make you laugh with his witty replies. Kiki was a kind, generous friend. May you find some comfort in knowing how many people he influenced.

Posted by Judy McCarron Weinsheimer on October 10, 2021

I worked 3rd shift with Kiki kind man would lift your spirt when you need it.God got Angel.

Posted by Leslie Humbles on October 10, 2021

My deepest sympathy to the family. I only knew KiKi for a few weeks at work but he was the most kind generous man I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. May your family be blessed. I will definitely miss him and our talks, RIP KiKi!

Posted by Brandie Shelton on October 10, 2021

My deepest sympathy to the family. I only knew KiKi for a few weeks at work but he was the most kind generous man I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. May your family be blessed. I will definitely miss him and our talks, RIP KiKi!

Posted by Brandie Shelton on October 10, 2021

Dr.Amparan,I'm deeply sorry for the loss of your son.I didn't know him but knowing you ,I'm sure he was as sweet and kind as you.You were my surgeon years ago and I couldn't help but say something after hearing about your son.I'm praying for you ,his wife and the rest of your family. May you find strength and comfort in our Lord and one another.

Posted by Cathalia Wright on October 9, 2021

I am sorry to hear about Kiki. I remember Kiki and the entire Amparan family as part of the rich fabric my Bedford childhood. A beautiful person from a beautiful family, I know Kiki will be missed. Sending warmth and positivity to Maria, Dr. Amaparan, and all who loved Kiki.

Posted by Mary Boyes on October 9, 2021

I only got to work with Kiki at Bausch & Lomb a few times. He worked 3rd shift and I mostly work 1st shift. But the few times I worked with, or saw him as I was coming to work and he was leaving, he had such a kind spirit. He will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to his family. May God give you the strength to make it through this difficult time.

Posted by Karen Peerman on October 9, 2021

Mike and I send our warmest condolences. I remember such fun times when he would hunt at Moms. He called her Granny which she loved and she called him Kinky because Kiki just didn't come out for her. He and Kim later became great neighbors and I'll never forget his warm, gentle demeanor. Fly high Kiki. We love you! Dianne and Mike

Posted by Dianne Nichols on October 9, 2021

Mike and I send our warmest condolences. I remember such fun times when he would hunt at Moms. He called her Granny which she loved and she called him Kinky because Kiki just didn't come out for her. He and Kim later became great neighbors and I'll never forget his warm, gentle demeanor. Fly high Kiki. We love you! Dianne and Mike

Posted by Dianne Nichols on October 9, 2021

We cannot describe how sad we are about loosing Kiki. Our sincere condolences to the entire family .

Posted by Don and Gerlinde Friedewald on October 9, 2021

Dr. Amparan and family, sending my deepest sympathy and prayers to you and the family at this time of sorrow. I remember Kiki as he was growing up and the pride you and Sis had in all of your children. May the Lord send down his strength and love to help you through this difficult time.

Posted by LAURA Toms on October 9, 2021

I didn't know him but everytime when I came in to work. I was on 1st shift hes on 3rd. We would pass each other and he would always speak. The morning before he spoke and said left a little bit of work for ya. He was a nice man. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts n prayers are with the family.

Posted by Wendy Mathews Gafford on October 9, 2021

His childhood picture reminds me of my first-grade best friend. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Kim McCabe on October 9, 2021

Kiki was one of the kindest people I knew. He always had a kind word and a hug . My heart goes out to his family and everyone who loved him. Prayers for peace and comfort.

Posted by Cindy Eagler on October 8, 2021

Kiki - I do not even now where to begin. To write about 30 years of friendship,well there not enough time or room to write. We worked side by side, shared our deepest thoughts about family, laughed until we cried and in the hardest of times we were there for each other. When it came to work, we loved what we did. We celebrated the important wins in life and that’s what made us so close. You will be missed my friend. You had the best heart and such a passion for life. Thank you Kiki for being such a great friend. You will be missed but not forgotten.

Posted by Greg Wood on October 8, 2021

I am so sorry for your tragic loss. May you find comfort and peace in the love and support of your close ones and your memories of him. Thinking of you all.

Posted by Carolina Albano on October 8, 2021

I have no words, my heart breaks for everyone who knew him. The photo was a glorious choice.

Posted by Carol Bolling on October 8, 2021

Kiki's a fine man. I always enjoyed his company and easy going manner. He is missed.

Posted by Steven J Kalinski on October 8, 2021

sorry for the loss may god give you all the strength to make it prayers for you all

Posted by David Reed on October 8, 2021

sorry for the loss may god give you all the strength to make it prayers for you all

Posted by David Reed on October 8, 2021

I worked with Kiki at Bausch and Lomb and he was a very kind and caring man. We will miss him on our third shift crew! Rest in peace Kiki we will miss you!

Posted by Patricia Dodd on October 8, 2021

So sorry to hear about Kiki, deepest condolences to his family. I worked with him not in Bedford directly but at the old plants Canadian sister company. He was great to work with, when I would come go the Bedford plant Kiki was one of many there I enjoyed talking to and chat away with. I remember him as such a friendly guy who would always be there for his co-workers of who many were his friends. You will be missed but not forgotten stick. David

Posted by David Mason on October 8, 2021

So sorry for your family's loss. Love and prayers for the entire family.

Posted by Kim Mitchell on October 8, 2021

I’m so sorry for your loss. I missed the days he took me hunting. And all the other times that our family’s hung out. You will be missed.

Posted by Josh on October 8, 2021

Kim, I am so sorry to hear this. Our condolences to you and your family.

Posted by James Moody on October 8, 2021

Sorry for your loss prayers and hugs to the family

Posted by Quintin Murphy on October 8, 2021

Maria, I’m so sorry to hear about your Brother. May God bless you and your family and find peace and comfort during this very difficult time. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Posted by Sherry Harris on October 8, 2021

Brother, We made lots of Great memories and I cherish the friendship and time we had in this life. We will meet again in our true home. All of us left behind will watch over your family. GODSPEED My Brother

Posted by Rich Johnson on October 8, 2021

Words are so difficult to find at a time such as this. Kiki was always extremely kind and very respectful to me. The day that I went back to work after finding out my son and daughter-in-law had suffered a miscarriage Kiki was standing at the door waiting on me. He wanted to share his own experience dealing with that type of loss. I don't really know anyone that could say he was anything other than kind-hearted. I am so glad I ran into him about 3 weeks earlier and had a chance to talk with him. He seemed so happy and looked great. Our Wheelabrator family is dwindling down on this old earth. Until we meet again, my friend, until we meet again.

Posted by BRENDA C WALKER on October 8, 2021

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