When Woodrow Henry Vestal was born on 22 September 1919, in Rainelle, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States, his father, William Conley Vestal, was 28 and his mother, Mollie Carter, was 26. He married Lilly Jane Buchanan in 1942, in Logan, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Meadow Bluff, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States in 1930. He died on 27 May 1998, at the age of 78, and was buried in Rainelle, Greenbrier, Virginia, United States.
English (of French Huguenot origin): altered form of French Vassal, status name for a medieval retainer (see Vassell ).