IN MEMORY OF OUR CADET BROTHERS
We remember our Cadet brothers who have passed away.
Tommy Lyne , '48. E Co.
Tommy Lyne Class of 1948 passed away on Monday. Tommy was a member of E Company but finished his senior year as a Battalion Commander. He went on to a career in the Air Force as a pilot and retired a Colonel.
Tommy resided in Wetompka, Alabama near Birmingham, Alabama. He will be buried in a military cemetery in Birmingham.
Tommy is the brother of Chris Lyne, also of Eco, Class of 1957
LYNE, Thomas L. Jr., USAF Col. Retired, 82, a resident of Wetumpka, AL, passed away on May 12, 2013. Services will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo with Prattville Memorial Chapel directing. Mr. Lyne was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Jane Lyne; and one sister, Joan Pomeroy. He is survived by two daughters, Linda (Richard) Hammond and Sharon Lyne (Dave) Sharkey; two sons, Thomas Laurie Lyne III and Craig P. (Sheryl) Lyne; one brother, Chris (Sylvia) Lyne; three grandchildren, Joey (Christy) Cupido III, Melodi Jones and Gracie Lyne; four great grandchildren; extended family and many friends. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org
Elmo Murray Sweeney, Jr. F Co.
Oliver Murry Unruh, Company C. 1945
Guy Layton Lewis Jr. F Co. 1940
Warren Mills, F Co. 1940's
Norvell Maurice Langhorne Jr. A Co. 1940
LANGHORNE, Norvell Maurice Jr., 89, died at home in Richmond on March 30, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Norvell Sr. and Gwendolyn Haase Langhorne; his sister, Jane L. Martin;
and his son-in-law, F. Shields Pittman Jr. He is survived by his dear wife, Alice Sutton Langhorne;
their children, Carolyn Pittman, Bruce Langhorne (Helen) and Janet Langhorne (Michael Murphy); his sister-in-law, Dorothy S. Davis;
granddaughters, Cary Caldwell and Emily Funderburk (Pat); grandsons, Davis Langhorne and Frank Pittman;
great-grandsons, Jackson and Reed Caldwell and Patrick and Wells Funderburk; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, far and wide.
A native of Richmond, Norvell was in the Cadet Corps at John Marshall High School, A Company, Class of '40.
He was a proud Army veteran, earning a Bronze Star serving with the 95th Infantry
Division in the European theater during WWII. His 41-year career with Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and successor railroads (now CSX), ended in May 1983 in Jacksonville, Fla., following assignments in Richmond, Wilmington, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Savannah and Augusta.
Early in life he was a deacon of his childhood church, Tabernacle Baptist Church, and subsequently active in his church in every city he lived.
He was civic- minded and engaged in service-oriented activities.
He was most proud of his Lions' membership in every hometown, having attended his final meeting with Richmond Host Lions Club last month.
A devoted family man, Norvell was a true southern gentleman and a salesman at heart.
Rarely did he leave a room before having met and learned something about nearly everyone in the room.
To meet him once was to be embraced by him forever, and coached by him often.
He never ignored the random invitation of "come to see us," making the Langhornes' second home in a Buick on Interstate 95,
traveling extensively to new and favorite locales. Fishing was his favorite hobby, and he caught the biggest grouper on the family Gulf fishing trip in February.
Returning home to Richmond in 2004, he continued a busy lifestyle with family and friends,
but his priority was his compassionate and comprehensive care of his sweet Alice, his bride of 68 years.
A memorial service will be held to honor him Monday, April 8, at 11 a.m. at River Road Church, Baptist.
It was his request that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the church, c/o The Endowment Fund, RRCB, 8000 River Rd., Richmond, Va. 23229.
****See Bronze Star Link
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from April 5 to April 7, 2013
William F. Dickinson First Captain 1937
DICKINSON, William F., 93, of Richmond, husband of the late Fern Travers Dickinson and Billy Lou Molnar Dickinson,
died Sunday, March 24, 2013. He was preceded in death by a son, William F. Dickinson Jr.;
and is survived by three sons, David F. Dickinson (Kathy), Charles R. Dickinson and Richard D. Dickinson (Allyson);
six grandchildren, William Ludwig, Daniel Mulligan, Charles Dickinson Jr., William Dickinson,
Kathryn Dickinson and Lauren Dickinson; and his sister, Anne Carlson.
Willie graduated from John Marshall High School in 1937, where he was captain of the Cadet Corp.
He attended Virginia Tech and the University of Richmond.
He was employed by RF & P Railroad from which he resigned to enter the U.S. Army where he
served during WWII as a First Lieutenant.
After his service, he was a 60-year partner at Colony House Furniture, where he worked until his retirement.
The family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave.
A Graveside Service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 29, in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 83, Mathews, Va., P.O. Box 561, Mathews, Va. 23109.
Dennis Heady A Co. Dec 2012
SHERRY, Russell H. Band Capt.Fall '62.
SHERRY, Russell H. "Butch," 67, of Mechanicsville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 18, 2010.
He was a retired Henrico County Police Officer after 29 years of dedicated service.
He was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church and FOP Lodge # 4. He is survived by his devoted wife, Patricia B. Sherry;
two daughters, Lisa S. Epting and Michelle S. Wright and her husband, Robert; Dean Epting; five grandchildren, C. Blake Epting,
Amanda Wright, C. English Epting, Ryan Wright and C. Wade Wright; and one sister, Florine Williams.
Services will be held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Monday, December 27, 2010 at 2 p.m.
The family wishes to thank Mrs. Anna Pitt and the staff of Covenant Columns for their undivided love and care for Mr. Sherry.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Covenant Columns, 508 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 23223.
Arrangements by Angelus Funeral & Cremation.
Stephen Robertson Captain B Co. '68
ROBERTSON, Stephen I., Colonel USAF (retired), passed away peacefully on Monday, October 17, 2011 in Arlington, Texas after battling a long illness.
Col. Robertson was born December 5, 1950 in Richmond, Virginia.
He graduated from Virginia Tech, with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1972 and a master's degree in Engineering Management.
In addition, he earned master's degrees from the Naval War College and the University of Utah.
After graduating from Virginia Tech, Stephen joined the U.S. Air Force as a pilot.
His career included service as a pilot flying F4 and F15 fighter jets and assignments at the Pentagon and Langley Air Force Base.
He retired from the Air Force after 25 years. Stephen is survived by his wife, Kimberly; her two children, Courtney and Jason; and two grandchildren.
He is also survived by his parents, Jean and Ingram "Inky" Robertson of Richmond, Va.; his three sisters, Helen Yates and husband, Jim, of Virginia Beach, Va.,
Alice Robertson and husband, Mike Hughes, of Carrboro, N.C., and Louise Middleton and husband, Bill, of Manheim, Pa.;
as well as eight nieces and nephews; and a large extended family.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. November 5 in Richmond, Va., at Christ Ascension Church,
1704 W. Laburnum Ave. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will be at a later date.
POWELL, Stuart Carter, 67 Bco. '65
POWELL, Stuart Carter, 67, of Richmond, passed away on January 2, 2013.
He was predeceased by his father, Milton Powell.
He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Marsha; sons, Kenneth and Troy (Amy); daughters, Nicole (Wes) and Shannon;
eight grandchildren; brother, Richard; and his mother, Ann Powell.
The family will receive visitors on Sunday, January 6, 2013, at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Homes, 11020 West Broad St.,
Glen Allen, Va. 23060 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 7, 2013 at Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
William J. Parsons B Co. '66
PARSONS, William J. "Joey", 67, of Richmond, went to be with his Lord, Sunday, December 23, 2012.
He was a graduate of John Marshall High School class of 1966 and a member of the Corps of Cadets Co.B.
He retired from Dominion Virginia Power in 2005 with 37 years of service.
In his retirement, he served as a bus driver for Henrico County for students with special needs.
He was a longtime, faithful member and deacon of Staples Mill Road Baptist Church (SMRBC).
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles William Parsons and Ruby Sandieson Moseley; a brother, Charles W. "Bill" Parsons Jr.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Betty Elliott Parsons; sons, William J. "Jody" Parsons Jr., and wife, Kimberly;
Michael S. Parsons; daughter, Stacey P. Bonnett, and husband, Nicholas; grandchildren, Jacoby Bonnett, Abby Bonnett, Luke Parsons;
sisters, Joyce G. Taylor, Linda F. Gulick. The family will receive friends Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Bliley's-Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Road. Funeral service
11 a.m. Thursday at Staples Mill Road Baptist Church, 10101 Staples Mill Rd., Glen Allen, Va. 23060. Interment Westhampton Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SMRBC Building Fund, or the Special Olympics of Virginia, P.O. Box 90019, Richmond, Va. 23225.
William R. Beverley Jr. B Co. 1948
BEVERLEY, William R. Jr. "Bill," 82, of Richmond, continued his journey to be with the Lord on November 26, 2012.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Beverley; sons, Rudy (Donna Kay), Danny and Devon (Paula);
grandchildren, William, Andrew, Danielle, Sean, Brenton and Forrest; sisters, Ruth, Edith and Marie.
Anybody who knew Bill, knew he dedicated his life to his career as a truck driver, as well as his church, his family and his friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bliley's-Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Rd.,
where a funeral ceremony will be held 10 a.m. Friday, followed by interment in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the and/or the Red Cross.
Russell Lindsay Sr. D Co. '56
LINDSAY, Russell L. Sr., 74, of Chesterfield, Va., beloved husband and best friend of Barbara (Ferguson) Lindsay for 56 years, passed away peacefully,
surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for and loved, on November 14, 2012.
He was predeceased by his parents, Howard and Minta Lindsay; and sister, Juanita Lindsay. Russell was born in Richmond, Va., where he lived all his life.
He attended John Marshall High School in Richmond, Va., where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant in "D" company of the cadet corps.
He began his career in 1956 at Kingans (Hygrade) Meat Packing Company in Richmond, Va.,
and after attending night school at various trade schools in Richmond, he became a certified electrician and retired from an engineering career after 35 years
from Brenco Bearings in Petersburg, Va. Besides his wife, Barbara, Russell is survived by his sister, Virginia Coleman; brother, Clyde Lindsay and his wife,
Marilyn; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Roy Parrish; his dearly loved children, Rusty, Darren and wife, Janna, Deborah (Lindsay) Rowland and husband, Rick; grandchildren,
Frazier and Madison Lindsay, Russell Rowland, Lindsay Alkac, Stephanie Holcombe, Amanda Evans; great-grandchildren,
Aiden and Remzi Alkac, Addison Evans and Madison Holcombe; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives,
Brenco friends, and wonderful neighbors. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to members of the Bon Secours Hospice and Palliative Care,
Paradise Home Health, The Visiting Angels, Shane Maley with Medical Supply, Inc., and Sarah Stein of the ALS Association DC/MD/VA Chapter.
Their dedication and effort to provide quality care over the past several months were a heart warming blessing to the entire family.
We thank God for the gift of Russell's life and the blessing of the time we spent with him.
The family and friends also feel very safe in their everlasting after-life, knowing Russell is there making a home for family and friends in heaven.
A memorial service will be held honoring Russell on Friday, November 16, 2012, 3 p.m. at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 5155 Iron Bridge Rd.,
North Chesterfield, Va. 23234. Immediately following the memorial, the family invites attendees to celebrate the life of Russell Lindsay at Meadowbrook Country Club,
3700 Cogbill Road, Richmond, Va. 23234.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in Russell's name be sent to the ALS Association DC/MD/VA Chapter, 7507 Standish Pl.,
Rockville, Md. 20855, or visit the ALS website at www.ALSinfo.org.
John Pressley Henkle Jr. B Co.
HENKLE, John Pressley Jr., was born April 8, 1942 in Charleston, W.Va., and died after a lengthy illness on November 3, 2012 in Richmond, Va.
A Richmonder for nearly his entire life, he grew up in Highland Park.
He was a graduate of John Marshall High School, proud member of the Cadet Corps there,
Army veteran, alumnus of VCU and ODU, and longtime Realtor, first for his uncle, Winfree Slater,
and later operated his own brokerage for many years until he retired early due to illness.
He had an inherently mischievous yet sensitive spirit, enjoyed reading, food, yard sales, flea markets and loved his family.
He is survived by two sons, Chris Henkle with wife, Rachel, of Midlothian, and Glen Henkle of Amelia;
three grandchildren, Shelbi, Marissa and John Joseph Henkle; two nieces, Cynthia and Charlotte Henkle, with husband, Jeremy;
sister-in-law, Laura Henkle; and three uncles, Winfree, Edgar and Dayton Slater.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John P. and Elizabeth Slater Henkle; and elder brother, Bob Henkle.
The family invites friends to join them at Bliley's-Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Rd., Richmond, Va.,
on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. and for a memorial service on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 1 p.m.
at Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia, with interment to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to John Marshall Cadet Corps Alumni Association, 10219 Navarre Ct., Richmond, Va. 23238.
B Company and former Board member
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on November 6, 2012
Robert L. Henkle F Co. 1956
HENKLE--Robert L., on May 14, 2012. Beloved husband of Laura. Devoted father of Cynthia and Charlotte.
Loving brother of John. Dear father-in-law of Jeremy Ehrlich. Cherished grandfather of Landon.
Fond uncle of Chris and Glen.
Family to receive friends at Frank E. Campbell, 1076 Madison Ave. (81st St.) Thursday 6-8pm. Services will be held at Christ Church, Pawling, NY.
Drexel A. Rich Marietta, GA A Co. 1942
Drexel A. Rich passed away on March 5th, 2012
Richard Thompson, Band 1943
Richard Thompson, Band 1943 passed away in March, 2012.
Hugh Wood F CO. '44
WOOD, Hugh V. Sr., 84, of Richmond, passed away September 26, 2012.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 55 years, Constance H. Wood;
his second wife, Marie P. Williams Wood; and his son, Larry S. Wood.
He is survived by three children, Hugh V. Wood Jr. (Jan), Kathy W. Brackin (Tom) and Terry W. Rightmour (Chip); daughter-in-law, Betsy Wood;
four grandchildren, Hugh V. "Trey" Wood III (Liz), Heather D. Darwin (Travis), Christopher W. Brackin (Renee) and Kaitlyn D. Siedlarczyk; and seven great-grandchildren.
Mr. Wood was a graduate of John Marshall High School, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and was a member of the Washington Henry Masonic Lodge.
His family will receive friends 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave. A graveside ceremony will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia.
James R. Hart A Co. '53
James Richard Hart, Sr., 78, of North Chesterfield, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia Schwartz Hart; daughter, Teresa Lynne Hart; son, James Richard Hart, Jr. and his wife, Gwen;
sister, Peggy H. Marshall and her husband, Marion; brother, Kenneth W. Hart and his wife, Sue; grandchildren, Ashley Nicole Hart and Richard Godfrey Hart.
Jim served in the U.S. Navy and retired from the State of Virginia (DIT). The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday (today
) at the Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rte. 10). A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Beulah United Methodist Church.
Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Beulah UMC, 6930 Hopkins Rd., N. Chesterfield, VA 23234.
From Richard Minter: I am sad to announce that my friend and classmate, James Richard Hart, passed away Wednesday morning after a long illness.
His wife, Pat, and brother, Kenneth, and the rest of the family will receive friends at Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd, Richmond, 5-7 PM, Thursday September 13.
A memorial service will be held at Beulah United Methodist Church, 6930 Hopkins Rd, Richmond at 1 PM, Friday September 14.
Jim was in A Co 1949-1953. He was First Battalion Commander and Pat was his sponsor. His brother Kenneth was A Co 1958.
Jim will be sorely missed. May God rest his soul
His obituary and guest book can be found at http://www.morrissett.com/sitemaker/sites/MORRIS3/obit.cgi?user=704434HartSr
Frank M. Wood F Co. '53
WOOD, Frank M. Jr., 77, of Goochland County, Virginia, died on Monday, August 20, 2012.
A Richmond native, Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Frank M. and Nell Doggett Wood.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Robbie Ann Atkinson Wood; his daughter, Michele Atkinson Wood McKinnon;
and two grandchildren, William Alexander Wood McKinnon and Anne Catherine Powell McKinnon.
Frank graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 1957, where he served on the Board of Associates for many years.
After graduation, he began a 34-year career in the paper industry at Albemarle Paper Company and James River Corporation (later Fort James),
where he was Vice President of Transportation at the time of his retirement in 1994. After his retirement from Fort James,
he co-founded and was President of Riverside Logistics, Inc. before fully retiring a few years later.
Frank was an avid sailor and raced regularly at Fishing Bay Yacht Club for many years.
He loved golfing and played golf with his wife, friends, and the senior men at Hermitage Country Club.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Avenue.
A graveside service will be held at Westhampton Memorial Park on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the VCU Massey Cancer Center, P.O. Box 980214, Richmond, Va. 23298-0214, or
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, Mass. 01202.
Richard Thompson Band '43
Richard passed away in March of 2012
Thomas Marshall Gilbert '60 A Co.
GILBERT, Thomas Marshall, of Richmond, a loving husband and father, born June 25, 1942, passed away July 17, 2012.
He was preceded in death by his son, Tim Gilbert. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sue Gilbert; his daughter, Karen Wolitz and her husband, Marc;
his brother, sister-in-law, three brothers-in-law, several nieces, one nephew and several cousins.
Tom graduated from John Marshall High School in 1960 (the last class of old John Marshall), where he was a member of the Cadet Corps A Company.
Mr. Gilbert was a local architect and worked in the Richmond area most of his life.
He owned his own practice in the 1990s and retired in 2006.
He was a member of AIA, past president of CSI, and other organizations. He designed many multi-family apartment units in the area.
He was very active working with his John Marshall class reunion and the upcoming Mega Reunion. ( Indeed, he will be missed. May he be with us in spirit.)
Tom enjoyed his farm and he loved hunting with good friends, Jimmy DeHart and his sons, Kirk, Chris, Brian and their sons.
Tom also enjoyed antique cars and purchased several over the years. Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society .
Robert Hobson Patterson Jr. First Captain.
PATTERSON, Robert Hobson Jr. A life well lived for more than 85 years ended peacefully on July 12, 2012.
He was the son of Robert Hobson Patterson and Margaret Sargent Patterson of Buckingham County, Va.,
a place where he spent many days on the river and in the fields with his dogs.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of almost 50 years, Luise Wyatt Patterson.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Anne Marie Whittemore; his children, India P. Gregory and her husband,
Claiborne D. Gregory Jr., Robert Hobson Patterson III and his wife, Stephanie B. Patterson, and
Margaret P. Mansfield; and his stepson, Robert P. Whittemore and his wife, Allison J. Whittemore.
He is also survived by his grandchildren whom he loved dearly and who were very special to him, Claiborne D. Gregory III,
Robert Sargent Patterson Gregory, Katherine Lee Patterson, Robert H. Patterson IV, Margaret Douglas Patterson,
Margaret Franklin Patterson and India Luise Patterson; and his stepgrandson, Reid Pierce Whittemore.
Raised on Church Hill in Richmond, he graduated from John Marshall High School where he served as first captain of the John Marshall Cadet Corps.
He was a proud and intensely loyal alumnus of the Virginia Military Institute.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy. Following graduation from the University of Virginia Law School where he was on Law Review,
he practiced law for more than 50 years with the firm now known as McGuireWoods LLP.
He served as chairman of the firm and inspires its lawyers and staff to this day with his loyalty, integrity, friendship and high spirits.
He was a zealous and formidable advocate who earned the admiration and respect not only of his clients but also his colleagues at the bar.
He served the legal profession as president of the Richmond Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar.
He served VMI as president of the Alumni Association and president of the Board of Visitors.
VMI honored him with both the Distinguished Service Award and the New Market medal.
He served as president of the Virginia Home for Boys and the Commonwealth Club and was a member of the State Board of Education.
His life was one of devotion and loyalty to his family, friends, his law firm and VMI.
He was a man of indomitable spirit who enjoyed good times and always had a warm greeting and genuine interest in each person he met.
He touched and influenced the lives of many and will continue to do so through the memories of him that are a priceless legacy. T
he family is grateful for the care he received from Dr. George Vetrovec, the nurses and staff of the Gumenick Suites of MCV Hospital
s and the wonderful caregivers of Mature Options, Ann, Lisa, Jean, Linda, Nancy, Barbara and Alma.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 12291 River Road, Richmond, Va. 23238.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Robert H. Patterson Jr. 49C Scholarship Fund, c/o VMI Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 932, Lexington, Va. 24450.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from July 13 to July 14, 2012
Melvin Baugh Nunnally Jr. F Co. '44
NUNNALLY, Melvin Baugh Jr., 85, of Mechanicsville, passed away at home on Sunday, July 8, 2012.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin B. and Virginia Martin Nunnally of Richmond.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jacqueline Crump Nunnally;
four sons and daughters-in-law, Melvin "Binky" B. Nunnally III (Debbie), David Crump Nunnally (Cathy), Lee Stovall Nunnally (Amy), Scott Thomas Nunnally (Amy);
seven grandchildren, Holly Held (Chad), Justin, Melvin IV (Max), Jessica, Avery, Sophie and Connor; sister, Ann Nunnally Gray; sisters-in-law, Helena C. Lewis, Judith H. Lovic (Bob);
and many nieces and nephews.
Mel was a lifetime member of Northminster Baptist Church as well as a member of the Men's Ready Sunday School Class for more than 30 years.
He was a graduate of the 1944 class of old John Marshall High School and was a member of F Company in the John Marshall Corps of Cadets.
Following high school, he served for two years in the United States Navy, being honorably discharged in 1946.
Upon returning to Richmond, Mel went to RPI (VCU), graduating in 1950 with a B.A. degree in Business Administration.
He worked for Southern Biscuit Company in the Caribbean area, for Colgate Palmolive, and in 1963 went to work for Sun Life Assurance of Canada, retiring in 1987. During his career, he qualified for numerous insurance Leader awards.
Mel, from the time he was a child, loved raising homing pigeons, and later in life, exotic pheasants and water fowl.
His hobbies and interest made possible his serving as a charter member of the Carolina/Virginia Pheasant and Waterfowl Society as well as secretary/treasurer and editor of the Wing Tips Magazine. He and his wife, Jackie, hosted the Carolina/Virginia Water Fowl Society International annual meeting and the Virginia Poultry Association many times.
He was an avid gardener with a special interest in growing banana plants.
Their travels included an African Safari to Tanzania, whitewater rafting down the Colorado River, Gauley River and exploring the Galapagos Isles.
Mel was present for a celebration of his life on April 14, 2012, at his home.
Services will be held at Woody Funeral Home - Atlee Chapel, 9271 Shady Grove Rd., Mechanicsville, at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2012,
followed by a Service of Inurnment at Signal Hill Memorial Park, Dr. Charles B. Nunn officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to SPOHNC.org (Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer).
Richmond Times Dispatch.
Richard 'Dick Owen A Co. 1946
OWEN, Richard "Dick" L., 83, of Wilson, North Carolina died Thursday, May 24, 2012.
Funeral will be in Jarrett, Va. at a time to be announced. Dick was born in Virginia and educated at Virginia Military Institute.
He served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict and went on to retire from Imperial Tobacco Company and then worked ten more years with the City of Wilson.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Wilson Elks Lodge.
Surviving are his wife, Jane Royal Owen; daughters, Elizabeth S. Falgout (Roy) of Atlantic Beach, Lynda Owen of Raleigh, and Katheryn O. Fluta (Mark) of Wilmington;
grandchildren, Michelle Elizabeth Smith of Raleigh and Owen Smith of Greenville; five granddogs, a great-granddog; and sister, Mary Anne O. Cole (Miller) of Richmond, Va.
The family will be at Wilson Memorial Service 6:30 to 8 p.m Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Meals-On-Wheels, 2306 Cedar Run Place, NW, Wilson, N.C. 27896
or to Community Home Care and Hospice, 206 Forest Hills Rd., NW, Wilson, N.C. 27896.
Arrangements by Wilson Memorial Service, (252) 237-7171, 2811 Fieldstream Dr., N., Wilson. www.wilsonmemorialservice.com.
Richard Walker Thurman F Co '54
Richard Walker Thurman, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, following a brief illness. Born February 15,1935, he was the son of the late Adelaide W. & David M. (Dykes) Thurman Sr.
He graduated from the original John Marshall High School where he was a proud member of Company F of the Corps of Cadets.
At age 19, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and was a highly decorated career Marine with over 20 years of service that included two tours in Vietnam.
Following his retirement from the Marine Corps, he worked for ADT in Richmond. Survivors include two sisters, Mary T. Atkinson (Albert K.) of Mechanicsville,
and Bettie T. Stacy (Ron) of Richmond; three brothers, David M. Thurman Jr. (Carol), of Colonial Heights, Robert L. Thurman of Mechanicsville,
and Dennis L. Thurman of Roanoake; a special "adopted" daughter, Kelle Thorne (Dan); and her daughter, Kristin, of Prince George; nieces, Rosemarie and Patty Thurman,
Lynn Sandusky, Laurie and Tracie Atkinson, Michelle Williams, Robin Stacy and Kim Bolling; nephews, David III "Sandy", Kevin, Michael and Ray Thurman,
and Richard Stacy and numerous other family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 27 at the Church of the Redeemer, 8275 Meadowbridge Rd., Mechanicsville with visitation one hour prior.
Burial rites with full military honors will take place at a later date in Quantico National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to do so, are invited to make contributions to the Virginia Wounded Warrior Foundation, 900 E. Main St., Richmond, Va. 23219
or to the John Marshall Cadet Memorial Scholarship Fund, The VMI Foundation, P. O. Box 392, Lexington, Va. 24550.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from April 22 to April 26, 2012
Danny Barbee E Co. '56
BARBEE, Daniel Weedon, age 73, of Richmond, Va., passed away on December 11, 2011.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Mamie and Hunter Barbee; and sister, Ann Barbee Adair.
He is survived by his sister, Betty Sue McKinley; and a host of other relatives. He attended John Marshall High School.
Upon graduating, he went to work with the government and moved to Honolulu, living a fun and exciting life on a house boat,
but when his parents began to age, he felt the need to come home and be there to help with them.
He was a very dedicated son. He moved to Hopewell, Va., where he spent the rest of his life.
He belonged to the American Legion of Hopewell. He treated friends and his pets like family,
always there for everyone, especially Andy, Chun, Billy, and Bud, always the first one with a joke.
He will be greatly missed. There will be a graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. April 14, 2012.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from April 12 to April 13, 2012
Daniel Connock '67 B Co.
Connock, Daniel, 64, of West Palm Beach, died Wednesday. Palm Beach Memorial Park located in Lantana, Florida. Service today.
Daniel is survived by his daughter Jannelle and his fiance Pat. Published in The Palm Beach Post on May 7, 2012.
Danny was in B company and during his senior year of high school (1967) was Color Sergeant.
The above photo was used for the Competitive Drill program. (Danny is in the center.)
He had planned to attend the 2011 reunion, but was involved in a serious motorcycle accident.
Still suffering from the effects of head trauma he went to be with his Lord and Savior this May.
John Hicks E Company
HICKS, John T. Jr., 84, of Richmond, went to the Lord peacefully on March 2, 2012.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Sr. and Bessie Parrish Hicks; and sister, Jacquetta Burton.
He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years Brenda Miller Hicks; his sons, Tommy and Chris Hicks; a daughter, Bonnie and her husband, Mark Eckard;
three grandsons, Skye, Duane and Marcos Eckard; and his great-grandchildren, Isaac, Isabel and Aiyanna, Kiley, Christian and Kitson.
He is also survived by his loving and devoted sister-in-law, Charlotte Johnson and her husband, Tommy; "Favorite" and cherished niece, Suzanne Townsend and husband, Floyd;
beloved nephew, Duane Burton and his wife, Carol. He served during WWII in the United States Navy.
He was an officer in the city of Richmond Police Department for 18 years, Vice President of bank security for Suntrust Bank for 20 years,
he drove a school bus for Henrico County for 10 years and worked part time for DMV until age 82.
He was active in civic, law enforcement, charitable and dance groups. He was a member of Westhampton Lodge #302, The Arab Patrol Unit of the ACCA Shrine,
American Legion Post 244 and Manchester Moose Lodge #699.
He was an avid dancer of many styles and belonged to various clubs including the Country Style Dancers of Va., Candlelight Club, Twenty Cotillion, and USA Ballroom.
He was blessed with many loving and caring friends.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 7 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad St.
A graveside service will be conducted Thursday, March 8 at 2 p.m. in Riverview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Childrens Hospitals, ACCA Temple, 1712 Bellevue Ave., Richmond, Va. 23227.
Robert 'Bob' Beasley E Company 1954
BEASLEY, Robert Ray "Bob", of Mechanicsville, went to be with his Lord on Friday, March 23, 2012.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Brannon and Eula Meredith Beasley; sister, Dot; and nephew, Jimmy Jones.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Royce Crowe Beasley;
three sons, Steve, Mark (Cindy), and Neal (Paulette); and seven grandchildren, Sarah, Amy, Bridgette, Logan, Evan, Lucas, and Aubrey.
A 1954 graduate of John Marshall High School, he served in the Corps of Cadets, Company E.
Bob served in the United States Army Military Police Company C and the Army Reserves, achieving SP4
and proud of his military career stationed in Texas. He retired with 40 years of service from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
and was a longtime member of Fairmount Christian Church, Martin Dabney Class.
He was known by family, friends, and co-workers for his famous pound cakes.
The family will receive friends Saturday, March 24 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee Davis Rd.,
where funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m.
Burial will follow at Gethsemane Church of Christ. Memorial contributions may be made to Fairmount Christian Church.
Hubbard Byron B. 'Butch' 1957 Alumni Band
HUBBARD, Byron B. "Butch" Jr., 72, passed away on March 23, 2012.
Byron was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Waring Hubbard;
and his parents, Byron and Ann Hubbard. He is survived by his sister, Patricia Clark (Jerry); and nephews, Robert and James Day;
niece, Jean Brennan; and eight great-nephews.
Byron was an active member of Tuckahoe Masonic Lodge #347 and or Acca Shriners, Legion of Honor and the transportation unit for the Shriners' Hospitals.
There will be a visitation on Tuesday, March 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. at Woody Funeral Home, Parham Chapel, 1771 N. Parham Road.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Woody Funeral Home, Parham Chapel. Burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in his name to Acca Shriners' Transportation Fund, 1712 Bellevue Ave., Richmond, Va. 23227, 804-264-0509,
or Ridge Baptist Church, 1515 Eastridge Rd., Richmond, Va. 23229.
Butch graduated in 1957 from JMHSCC Band. He was an engineering grad of Va Tech and was a cadet member of the Highty-Tighties.
He served as an Ensign in the US Navy.He was also a CPA .
Robert N. "Bobby" DAVIS Company C
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DAVIS, Robert "Bobby" N., 76, passed away Friday, January 20, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy P. Davis.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Wood) S. Davis; six children, Robert N. Davis Jr., Richard A. Davis, Donna D. Jacobs (Ken), Sean Sublette (Linda), Heather S. Stainback (Tracy)
and Shannon L. Sublette; mother, Anna Lee S. Davis; one sister, Carol Snow; seven grandchildren, Dustin B. Thornton, Angela T. Long, Brooke Davis,
Amanda and Patrick Sublette, Hunter and Jacob Stainback; two great-grandchildren, Ayden and Dahlia Thornton; and two nieces, RenÂ‚e Dryden and Lee Ann Flagg.
Bobby graduated from John Marshall High School, where he was a proud member of the JMHS Cadet Corps Company C.
He was a member of Fort Lee Baptist Church. Bobby was a proud union millwright, working through Local 1402.
He served in many positions within the Local doing a job he loved from 1956 until retirement in 1997.
The family will receive friends Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 12 to 2 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave.
A service will be held at Fort Lee Baptist Church Monday, January 23, 2012 at 11 a.m.
Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Ft. Lee Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 2727 Charles City Road Richmond, Va. 23231
Everrett Morton A Company Captain
MORTON, Everett Franklin, 93, of Richmond, passed away March 18, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Ella Louise Ciucci Morton; and his parents, Zoe and Frank Morton.
He is survived by his daughter, Catherine Rose and her husband, John; a son, Everett Franklin Morton Jr. and his wife, Karey; four grandchildren, Kendall Caskey,
Andrew Owens, Everett F. Morton III and Kimberly Morton; two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Kennedy Caskey; and two brothers,
Charles Franklin Morton and Allyn H. Morton.
Mr. Morton was a graduate of John Marshall High School, where he was a captain of "A" Company,
he attended R.P.I for two years and served in WWII. He was retired from Exxon after 44 years as a Sales Executive.
A graveside service will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Westhampton Memorial Park, followed by a Celebration of his Life at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Brandermill Woods Retirement Center.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brandermill Woods Foundation and/or the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from March 20 to March 21, 2012
Robert L. Trevvett Jr. Band
TREVVETT, Robert L. Jr. "Bob," age 69, of Mechanicsville, passed away Monday, February 27, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert L. and Alice J. Trevvett.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 45 years, Ann N. Trevvett; his son, Keith Trevvett; his daughter-in- law,
Gretchen Trevvett; his sister, Nancy Greer; brother-in-law, Joel Greer; mother-in-law, Lela Newsome; brother-in-law, Jeff Newsome; sister-in-law, Joyce Newsome;
and other family members and friends.
Bob was a member of the John Marshall Alumni Band.
The family will receive friends 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Pkwy., Mechanicsville.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Black Creek Baptist Church, 6289 McClellean Rd., Mechanicsville, 23111.
Interment church cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Davita, Mechanicsville, for their care and kindness.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Black Creek Baptist Church.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from February 29 to March
James Slaughter E Co.Lt./ D Co. Capt. Spring '55
James Lewis Slaughter, 74, of Forest died Monday, September 5th, 2011, at his residence.
He was the son of the late Jack Marshall Slaughter and Nettie Maitland Slaughter of Richmond.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia Sweeney Slaughter; a sister, La Verne Slaughter Lewis and husband John of Lake Placid Florida;
two sons, Stephen Marshall Slaughter and wife Carol Hall of Christiansburg, James Brian Slaughter and wife Kelly Posey of Suffolk;
Seven grandchildren ; mother–in-law Berniece Bottoms Sweeney of Richmond
, Aunt Rosalie Bottoms Whitehead of Highland Springs and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A 1961 Chemical Engineering graduate of Virginia Tech, Lewis was a registered professional engineer in Virginia and North Carolina.
He served in the US Air Force during the Berlin Crisis and was an officer in the Virginia Air National Guard.
During his career he worked for Albemarle Paper Co. Richmond, Reynolds Metals Co. Waynesboro, ICI Hopewell, Reynolds International Mexico City,
Wiley and Wilson Lynchburg, and was a founding partner in Master Engineers and Designers in Lynchburg.
Later, he served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of the California Agricultural Power Co.
where he also served as the President of the California Independent Power Producers Association.
He then went to work for Trigon Engineering Consultants in Greensboro and most recently as an Independent Engineering Consultant.
George Starnes, A Co 1953
George Starnes, A Co 1953, passed away 1/13/2012 in Raleigh, NC.
George Philip Leveque D Company
Leveque, Mr. George Philip "Phil," 83, of Glen Allen, an Army veteran,
a retired budget analyst who worked for the city of Richmond and commonwealth of Virginia,
husband of Maxine K. Leveque. Died, Jan. 6th.
He was a Board member and contributor to The Guidon.
Edward Kinley (“EK”) Rose, F Co. 1944
Edward Kinley (“EK”) Rose, F Co. 1944, passed away 1/06/2012
Jack Paschall F Company Captain 1947
PASCHALL, Jack Fleming, was born April 6, 1929, in Richmond, Virginia and passed away December 26, 2011 at his home in Hanover, Virginia.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joyce Walsh Paschall; his son, Dr. Alan Paschall and Lisa Harshman;
daughter, Linda P. Norris and husband, Bruce; two sisters, Marjorie P. Younger and Elizabeth P. Brenner;
sister-in-law, Jayne Paschall; and three wonderful grandchildren, Sarah Afton Paschall, Christopher Mark Paschall, and Michael Joseph Norris.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Ethel Paschall; and his brother, Reverend Hugh Paschall.
Jack graduated from John Marshall High School where he served as captain of F Company.
He earned his degree in business from Richmond Professional Institute.
After serving in the Marine Corps, he returned to Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company, where he worked for 39 years.
Jack was a charter member and past president of Atlee Ruritan Club, having joined in 1961.
Jack loved nature and his country, a trait he instilled in his children.
After he retired, he built a home in the mountains that he loved.
He also loved the beach and was able to take one last trip to the Outer Banks of N.C. with his family over Thanksgiving.
Jack will be remembered as kind and gentle, a devoted family man, and a dedicated worker with a willingness to help others.
The family will receive friends and loved ones at Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel,
9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, Va. on Thursday, December 29 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
The funeral service will be held Friday, December 30, at Chamberlayne Heights United Methodist Church,
6100 Chamberlayne Road, Richmond, Va. at 11 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Chamberlayne Heights United Methodist Church.
Richmond Times Dispatch
Stuart Holmes Captain B Co.
HOLMES, Stuart Ernest Sr., 84, of Richmond, reached out his hand to God and was received to his final resting place on November 18, 2011.
Stuart is survived by his wife of 62 years, Augusta "Bootsie"; three sons, Stuart Jr. "Butch" (Margaret), Mark (Cathy),
Tim (Mary); and daughter, Sherri Barker (Paul); eight grandchildren, Nick (Robyn), Ryan (Kristen), Jake, Sam, Ben, Tyler, Josh, Ariel; one great-granddaughter, Libby.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Everett; and survived by brother, Marvin Holmes; sisters, Janice Cummings and Jeryl Armstrong.
Stuart was raised in Church Hill and attended John Marshall High School, where he was Captain of B Company Cadet Corps.
Stuart served in the Navy as Seaman First Class in 1945 to 1946.
Stuart and Boostie's first business endeavor was a record bar in Lakeside from 1953 to 1959.
He later moved into the printing business, working for Williamsburg Press with his father and brother, Marvin.
In 1974 he established his own printing company, Holmes Printing Service, operated with his wife and son, Mark.
Stuart's major interests were his family, playing golf with his buddies, coaching baseball at Lakeside Little League, football at Chamberlayne Youth Football,
Knights of Columbus at Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, avidly supporting John Marshall High School Alumni working to renovate the existing the school,
and singing with the Virginia Choral Society.
Please join his family in celebrating Stuart's life on Saturday, 11:30 a.m. December 3, 2011 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 4491 Springfield Road, Glen Allen, Va.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Building Fund at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Bon Secours Hospice, 8580 Magellan Parkway, Richmond, Va. 23227,
and John Marshall Alumni Association, P.O. Box 1044, Glen Allen, Va. 23060.
Ira Ottis Morrison F Co.
MORRISON, Ira Ottis, 82, of Covenant Woods, Mechanicsville, formerly of King William, passed away Monday, October 24, 2011.
He was the son of the late Robert L. and Ruth Payne Morrison and was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Morrison.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Doris Cook Morrison; son, Wayne Talley (Dee); sisters, Dorothy Hall (Arlvin) and Naomi Moore;
three grandchildren, Heather Perkins (Ian), Joe Talley (Tanya) and Jason Talley (Megan); great-grandchildren, Luke and London Perkins, Emily and Anna Talley;
nieces, Deborah Shieber, Sarah Saunders and Joan Hall; a nephew, Macon Moore; great niece and nephew, Ian and Evelyn Saunders.
He was retired from Gundlach plumbing and American Tobacco Company and was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church.
He was a former cadet of F Company, John Marshall High School, a member of Richmond Light Infantry Blues and Chamberlayne Square Dancers.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the
Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home where a funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, October 26 at 11 a.m.
A reception will follow at Covenant Woods and the Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to Enon Methodist Church, P.O. Box 68, Studley, Va. 23162.
Forrest B. Voight Jr. B Co. '44 Oct 19, 2011
Archer E. "Buck" Wright - Band '43 June, 2011
Joseph F. Guza
GUZA, Joseph F., died at Morningside Assisted Living in Richmond, on Monday, September 26, 2011.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve. He is survived by two sons, David and James; a daughter, Alma Jane Guza; his sister, Anna Mae Elliott;
and grandchildren, Jennifer and Elizabeth. Joe Guza was born in Sandston, Va., on March 27, 1921.
He attended John Marshall High School in Richmond and Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army in New Guinea and the Philippines.
He received an honorable discharge in 1946. He married Genevieve Clements on March 21, 1947.
Joe Guza became a partner in S.H. Guza Company, Mechanical Contractors in 1946 and was made president in 1959.
He was a member of the Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors Association and served on the Board of Directors for the Building Exchange of Richmond.
He was appointed to the State Registration Board for Contractors in 1970.
He was an avid private pilot and served as an officer for the Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, September 29, 2011 at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
The family wishes to express special thanks to Hospice of Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ,
Greater Richmond Chapter, 4600 Cox Rd., Suite 130, Glen Allen, Va. 23060. Condolences may be offered at woodyfuneralhomeparham.com.
Robert Parr, F Company. Captain 51/52
PARR, Robert Stuart, 77, of Rockville, passed away on September 28, 2011. He was born in Richmond to the late Mildred C. and George Curtis Parr.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Garland Parr;and his half-sister, Louise Parr Melton. Robert is survived by his four children,
Sheree Lynn Parr Funai, Danielle Parr Mclaughlin, Robert Shane Parr and Darin Stuart Parr; stepsons, Randall Craig Matze and Thomas Wayne Saunders;
nine grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.
He is also survived by his niece, Scarlett Parr Porter; and nephews, Franklin Stuart Parr and Curtis Garland Parr; as well as his longtime companion, Dana P. Parr.
He served as captain of Company F in the Corps of Cadets at John Marshall High in 1951 and 1952.
Robert leaves behind many friends who loved and respected him deeply. His keen wit and wry smile, well as his unselfish manner will be missed.
He loved golf, the beach, his friends and his family.
Robert lived life to the fullest and will be dearly missed.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, October 3, 2011 at the Central Chapel Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave.
where a funeral service will be held, 1 p.m., Tuesday, October 4, 2011. Interment to follow at Westhampton Memorial Park.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from October 2 to October 3, 2011 Follow this Obituary
William "Bill" Tuck, E Company.
TUCK, William "Bill" Lawrence, 82, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 21, 2011.
He was preceded in death by his son, William Tuck Jr.; and is survived by his wife of 46 years,
Shirley Isbell Tuck; three sons, Ron and Scott Benton and Ray Tuck; two sisters, Joyce Page and Audrey Goode;
four grandchildren, Abigail Benton, William and Tommy Benton and Amanda Tuck; and many nieces and nephews.
Bill was born and raised in Oregon Hill, attended John Marshall High School and was a member of the Cadet Corps Company E.
After high school, he served in the United States Navy on the USS Yellowstone.
He was manager of the Lakeside Little League for 10 years and played "Santa" for Sears and Philip Morris for many years.
Bill was retired from Philip Morris with 33 years of service and was a committee man with B.C.T Local 203.
He was also retired from Regency Mall Security with 16 years of service.
He was an avid golfer and enjoyed meeting his Oregon Hill buddies every other Saturday for breakfast.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday (today) at Bliley's-Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Rd.,
and where funeral services will be held 12 noon Saturday. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Ashland.
Henry Gill Jr. F Co. Staff Captain 1947
GILL, Henry William Jr., born in Richmond, Va., September 28, 1929, went to further serve the Lord on August 25, 2011.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Betty George Gill; father, Henry W. Gill Sr; mother, Lillian Hardy Tweedy; and brother, Robert C. Gill.
He is survived by his daughter, Paula G. Gill; his son, Henry W. Gill III; his daughter-in-law, Cindy G. Gill; his grandchildren, Katie Gill and Henry Gill IV;
his nephew, Robert Gill, and Robert's wife, Mary; and his beloved dog and companion, Tango.
He was a graduate of John Marshall High School and then entered the Naval Reserve and served duty on the U.S.S. Vesole.
After serving his country, he worked for GMAC in finance until retiring after 60 years of service.
He continued to work driving trucks, with a commercial driver's license, which took him anywhere from Texas to Maine.
He never met a stranger in his travels. A special thank you goes to Jerry Averett who was always there for him.
He was Past Master of Masonic Lodge #345 in 1963, and part of the Scottish Rite for 50 years.
He was a member and served in all capacities of the Church of the Good Shepherd.
During the summer, his time was spent in Deltaville, Va. - The Rivah - fishing and eating crabs.
In the fall, he enjoyed hunting deer and rabbits.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Church of the Good Shepherd, Office, 4206 Springhill Avenue, Richmond, Va. 23225.
The church is located at 43rd Street and Forest Hill Avenue.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 2, at 5 p.m., with a reception to follow in the Parrish Hall.
James Thornton D Compnay .
THORNTON, James Samuel, 89, of Richmond, passed away,Thursday, July 21, 2011.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin C. and Maude Holman Thornton; brothers, Thomas and Rev. Edwin; and sister, Mary Walls.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Barbara Atkins Thornton; daughters and spouses, Carolyn and David Milby, Jean and David Anderson,
Judy and Bruce Fleming; grandchildren, Micheal, Ted and Douglas Milby, Becky Anderson Powell, Carter and Daniel Anderson,
Will, James and Christian Fleming, Lorena Fleming Thomas, Cary Fleming Kreitzer; and 21 great-grandchildren.
He served in the Navy during WWII; was member of the American Legion, Post 242 for 59 years and is a past Commander.
James was also a member of the Sandston Masonic Lodge for many years and is a past deacon of the Sandston Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 24 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue,
where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 25.
A Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m., Sunday. Services will be performed by his nephew, Reverend James W. Thornton of Louisa, Va.
Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery.
Salem Wilson Capt. D Co. 1955
WILSON, Salem Price, died June 16, 2011, after a short illness.
Born August 21, 1935 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, he moved to Richmond with his family in 1946
. He graduated from John Marshall High School where he was Captain of D Company.
He attended Virginia Tech and graduated from Richmond Professional Institute.
Upon graduation he entered the insurance industry and became a partner at DeJarnette and Paul, Inc.
After his retirement, he enjoyed traveling the United States and Canada and supported community organizations such as the Henrico Christmas Mother.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Margaret "Peggy" Myers Wilson; daughter, Kelly Wilson Mathern and her husband, Bruce E. Mathern;
granddaughters, Megan Taylor Crosby and Kelsey Turner Mathern, all of the Richmond area; his ;
his sister, Betty Wilson Jennings of Charlottesville, Va. There will be a celebration of his life at a later date.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Henrico Christmas Mother, P.O. Box 27, Sandston, Va. 23150.
Edgar Martin - E Company 1950
MARTIN, Edgar "Ed" Eugene, 79, died Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Memorial Regional Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Newton Elmore Martin and Madeline Reynolds Martin; and his son, Larry Martin.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth "Liz" Martin; his sons, Chris Martin (Tami), Michael Martin (Donna); daughter- in-law, Susan Martin;
caregiver, Barbara Henderson; granddaughter, Danielle Bell (David); grandson, Ian Martin;
and great-granddaughters, Taylor Bell and Morgan Bell. Mr. Martin graduated from John Marshall High School and The Citadel.
He served as a pilot in the Air Force and the Virginia National Guard.
He was employed by Froehling & Robertson, then continued his career at Solite Corp. (1959-1995), retiring as vice president.
He was a member of Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and Willow Oaks Country Club.
The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Bliley's -Central Chapel, 3800 Augusta Avenue, from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2011.
A memorial service will be held at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011.
If desired, contributions may be sent to the music program at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 8 N. Laurel St., Richmond, Va. 23220.
Irvin Ray Mercer Class of '56.
Irvin Ray Mercer, 73, of Elkton, met his beloved Savior, Jesus Christ, May 26, 2011, in The Villages, Fla. Mr.
Mercer was born Feb. 25, 1938, in Wilson, N.C., and was a son of Russell Arden and the late Lois Freeman Mercer of Richmond, Va.
Mr. Mercer graduated a cadet from John Marshall High School in Richmond, Va., and later attended Virginia Commonwealth University.
Professionally, Mr. Mercer contributed 10 years to the General Electric Corporation, five years to the Sunshine Biscuit Company, and 10 years as a partner to Norva Plastics of Norfolk, Va.
In 1978, Mr. Mercer moved his family to the Shenandoah Valley and founded Virginia Industrial Plastics, all from sheer will and determination.
Upon his retirement in 2000, and for his contributions to the industry, Irvin Mercer was inducted into the Plastics Engineering Society Hall of Fame.
Mr. Mercer was also a devout servant to his community as a 31-year member and past president of the Elkton Ruritan Club.
Second only to his immediate family, Irvin's church family enjoyed his presence at the Elkton Evangelical Presbyterian Church as a member, Elder, and teacher for many years.
On Oct. 19, 1969, Mr. Mercer married Brenda Ann Lam of Elkton and is survived by that very same wonderful lady, mother, and wife of over 41 years.
Mr. Mercer is also survived by his two sons, William Brent and Barton Clay Mercer; their wives, Pamela and Kristi, respectively;
five grandchildren, Sophie, Clay, Naomi, Colin (Brent and Pamela, parents), and Ava Grace (Barton and Kristi, parents).
Mr. Mercer is also survived by his father, Russell Arden Mercer; his sister and brother-in-law, William and Denise Meador; and his brother and sister-in-law, Cecil and Ann Mercer.
A celebration of Mr. Mercer's resurrection with our Savior Jesus Christ will be held at the Elkton Evangelical Presbyterian Church Wednesday, June 1, at 5 p.m.
led by Pastors Robert Buchanan and James Martin of Elkton.
Mr. Mercer's graveside service will be held privately for the family at Coverstone Cemetery, Shenandoah, Va.
Please feel free to send letters of comfort to the family and cheers of victory for Irvin to the Mercer home, 420 Lams Crossing, Elkton, VA 22827.
Contributions can be made in honor of Irvin to Evangelical Presbyterian Church and the local fire and rescue squads.
Friends may call at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton until 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011.
Jimmy Yankovich F Company/Band
March 15, 1935 - May 25, 2011
YANKOVICH, James Michael, of Williamsburg, formerly of Richmond, Virginia, passed away peacefully on May 25, 2011, at the age of 76. Born in Richmond on March 15, 1935, the only child of Edna May Mann and Michael James Yankovich, Jim attended John Marshall High School, where he and his future wife, Ann Page Richardson, were high school sweethearts. Jim received his B.A. from the University of Richmond in 1958, his M.Ed. from the University of Virginia in 1961, and his Ed.D. from the University of Michigan in 1970. Jim's early career included roles as a teacher, guidance counselor, and assistant superintendent in Virginia and Michigan. He went on to serve as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan at Flint before joining the faculty at William and Mary as Dean and Professor in the School of Education in 1974, serving as its Dean until 1983. A decade later, he agreed to return to that office as Acting Dean from 1993 to 1995. During his 22 years at William and Mary, Jim was a valuable supporter of public education, William and Mary, and his community. He served on the Board of Thomas Nelson Community College, as well as a variety of civic committees. A number of awards recognized his dedication, including the Award of Appreciation from the Virginia Association of the Colleges of Teacher Education. The Society of the Alumni elected Jim an honorary alumnus in 1995. A year later he received the prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award, given annually to a member of the William and Mary family for significant service through influence and leadership. Jim remained active for both the College and community following his retirement. His work chairing the Crossroads Project, a regional coalition that built consensus towards a shared vision of the community's future and contributed to the saving of Eastern State Hospital, was recognized with the Prentis Award in 2002. Jim's friendly personality, wit, and no-nonsense approach endeared him to students, colleagues, friends and neighbors alike. His musical talent was enjoyed by many, from the Jimmy Yankovich Orchestra in the 1950s, performing on the open-air dance floors along the ocean front of Virginia Beach and the country clubs of Richmond, to his recent days playing the piano for friends in the lobby at Williamsburg Landing. More important than anything, however, was Jim's love and affection for his family. He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Ann, who died in May of 2010. He is survived by their three children and spouses, Kathy and Bruce Hornsby, Julie and Will Hummel and Michael and Beth Yankovich; and six grandchildren, Brooke Hummel, Keith Hornsby, Russell Hornsby, Alison Hummel, Matthew Hummel and Katrina Yankovich. The family would like to express its deep appreciation to staff members at Woodhaven at Williamsburg Landing for their loving care of Jim in his final two months of life. The memorial service for Jim Yankovich is planned for Wednesday, June 1, at 4 p.m. at Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Road, followed by a reception at the church where the family will receive friends. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in memory of Jim to the School of Education, College of William and Mary Foundation: College of William and Mary, P.O. Box 1693, Williamsburg, Virginia 23187.
MICHAEL BURKS - First Captain '69 (originally A co.)
BURKS, Michael W., 60, of Mechanicsville, passed away peacefully at his home on May 19, 2011.
He was preceded in death by his father, Waldemar Epple; and his stepfather, Ramon L. Burks.
He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Sandra Saum Burks; his loving mother, Gerda Burks; and many family members and friends.
The family will receive friends at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home on Monday, May 23, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 1 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home.
Interment Hanover Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Raymond Lucas F Company 1950
Professor Raymond E., Ph.D., 78, of Fleetwood, Pa., passed away Friday,
May 6th, at Reading Hospital & Medical Center, West Reading.
Raymond was born in Richmond, Va., on June 26, 1932, the son of the late
Nannie Irene "Dolly" (Dickerson) and Raymond E. "Dick" Lucas. He earned
a B.A. and M.A. in philosophy from the University of Virginia, where he
also attended law school. He later earned his Ph.D. in philosophy at
Tulane University in New Orleans, La. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Korean War
and was associate professor of philosophy at East Tennessee State
University. For 23 years he was employed as a professor of philosophy at
Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pa., and served many years as chairman
of the philosophy department prior to his retirement in 1993. During his
tenure at Kutztown University, Raymond taught a summer course in
Salzburg, Austria, and another in Pavia, Italy, to American students
under a program of the state universities of Pennsylvania. By invitation
he presented a paper in the U.S.S.R. and a paper to the Russian
Philosophical Association. Raymond loved to travel and particularly
enjoyed his trips to Russia and Eastern and Western Europe. He and his
family lived in England for six months while he did research for a book
on philosophy. Raymond grew up with a love of motor sports introduced to
him by his father and friends. He was a fan of NASCAR and IndieCar
racing and rode cross-country on a BSA motorcycle in his youth.
Throughout his life Raymond enjoyed hydroplane boat racing, and he was
the Eastern Division Champion in the C-Hydro class of the American Power
Boat Association in 1953. An avid fan of model control line and radio
control airplanes, Raymond built and flew airplanes locally as a member
of the Flying Dutchmen Aeromodelers Club and the Tri-County WingSnappers
Club. Raymond was extremely knowledgeable about opera and took every
opportunity to indulge his love of this art form. His favorite spot was
his home on the Chesapeake Bay, where he enjoyed fishing and the sunsets
over the cove. In addition to his wife, Iva, he is survived by a
daughter, Holly Lucas Emerson, of Cornelius, N.C., and by two
grandchildren, Kayla Michellie and Ryan Patrick Emerson. A religious
service will be held at Feeney Funeral Home, Reading, Pa., at 3 p.m. on
Monday, May 9th, with Pastor David Brumbaugh officiating. Friends are
invited to call Monday 2 to 3 PM at John P. Feeney Funeral Home, Inc.
Flowers are acceptable, or memorial contributions may be made to Flying
Dutchmen Aeromodelers Club, 509 Jefferson St., Reading, PA 19605.
Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery in Richmond, Va., on Wednesday,
May 11th, at 1 p.m. with full military honors. Local arrangements
entrusted to the Woody Funeral Home, Inc, 1717 Parham Rd., Richmond Va..
James Wilkinson C Company Captain, 1943
James B. Wilkinson,, a Richmond Circuit Court judge for 31 years whose civic, judicial and spiritual leadership was inspirational to generations of public and private, died Wednesday, January 26, 2011, after a prolonged but rarely inhibiting illness.
Family members said Mr. Wilkinson succumbed at his home with loved ones by his side. He was 84.
A former Richmond commonwealth's attorney, he graduated from T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in 1952. Wilkinson leaped into the law without the benefit of an undergraduate degree. Upon retirement from the bench, he was among the state's longest-serving judges.
"He would tell me that (a college degree) wasn't necessary to go to law school back then. He said they told him he didn't seem to know a whole lot about anything in particular but knew a little bit about a lot of things and that was good enough," said Wilkinson's son James B. "Jeb" Wilkinson Jr. of Richmond.
His father loved the law, Wilkinson said, and loved Richmond, growing up in North Side on Fendall Avenue. Mr. Wilkinson eventually became the leading jurist in South Richmond, sustaining a long-held mandate that South Richmond should house a circuit court.
He was a 1943 graduate of John Marshall High School and captain of "C" Company in the cadet corps.
Mr. Wilkinson was among the nation's highest ranking Masons and was a past grand master of Masons in Virginia. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II and was a major in the Marine Corps Reserve.
Mr. Wilkinson won election as Richmond's commonwealth's attorney, serving from 1966 to 1969, and was a fixture at Northminster Baptist Church near his childhood home for 50 years as a Sunday school teacher and deacon.
Known as Jimmy among his friends and fellow jurists, Mr. Wilkinson blended old-school values while still grasping the import of a changing world that was pulling at Richmond and the rest of the country throughout much of the last half of the 20th century.
"He was all about God, country and family," said Del. G. Manoli Loupassi, R-Richmond, a clerk for Mr. Wilkinson 20 years ago. "We started each day in court with the Pledge of Allegiance. He was like a grandfather to me."
Mr. Wilkinson also was a formative figure in assuring legal representation to indigent defendants, and many of his associates credited the judge with bringing a level of professionalism, decorum and fairness to Richmond courtrooms that some viewed as lacking.
Michael Morchower, a longtime attorney with a reputation for flamboyance and iconoclastic ways, was a close friend of the Wilkinson family and called the judge a favorite.
"He could shoot from the hip from the bench, but he was always fair," said Morchower, describing Mr. Wilkinson as a judge who showed a deep respect for the practice of law at a time when some jurists could be dismissive and publicly abrasive.
Mr. Wilkinson presided over the trials of the Briley brothers, notorious killers responsible for at least a dozen murders in the late 1970s and executed in the mid-1980s. He also was among the first judges in the country to consider DNA evidence as a basis for murder convictions, overseeing the Richmond trials of serial killer Timothy Spencer.
Mr. Wilkinson was deeply proud of his generation and his military service at the end of World War II, where he was stationed in the Pacific.
Loupassi, who stands well over 6 feet tall, recalled it being tough to keep up with quick-stepping judge, who barely reached Loupassi's shoulder.
"There were many times he would be stopped by someone on the street who thanked him for saving their life," Loupassi said. Troubled by the flow of repeat offenders that came before him before parole was abolished, the judge would sternly warn offenders to buckle down, Loupassi said, "and perhaps look up above for help. He had a very strong faith in God."
"He was like a first sergeant. He could really rub you the wrong way, but you realized later it was for the good of all the soldiers under his command. He made me a better lawyer," attorney Cary Bowen said.
Susan Parrish, a partner of Bowen's and a former clerk of Mr. Wilkinson's, said the judge epitomized the Greatest Generation. "He was no-nonsense, loyal and tough, both physically and spiritually," she said.
Parrish said former clerks of Mr. Wilkinson are close in their common love for the man. "We form a special family, who hold him dear in our hearts and will miss him greatly."
In addition to his son, Mr. Wilkinson is survived by his wife, Barbara M. Wilkinson, and two daughters, Kathleen Mary Wilkinson and Christine Sue Wilkinson, all of Richmond, as well as a grandson, a sister and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, 4301 Patterson Ave. in Richmond. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Fletcher A. Stewart. A Company
STEWART, Fletcher A., passed away on Friday, January 21, 2011. He was a member of the John Marshall Cadet Corp, A Company, a very proud Navy man and an avid, "passionate" Redskins fan for 40 years. He was best known for his compassion and love for Border Collies. He was also a veteran of The Korean War and a proud member of Air Group 17 that was stationed aboard the USS Midway during The Korean War. This air group received the presidential citation and the navy efficiency award for being the best squadron in the fleet at that time as well as numerous other decorations. He also served on the USS Roosevelt CVB42, USS Coral-Sea CVB43 and spent 39 months at sea in foreign duty in the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Pacific. He was a member of the Memorial Rifles, The American Legion Post 76, the DAV-Disabled Veterans lifetime member, Navy League and was a Union Brick Mason for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise; father, Fletcher; sister, Bessie; and son, Bruce W. Stewart. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Cunningham Stewart; daughter, Joy S Hendrick; grandchildren, Ashley, Josh, Alison, Chris, Kelly, Shelly; and three great-grandchildren, Carter, Grayson and Ariana. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, January 22, and Sunday, January 23, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.; at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 North Parham Road , where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, January 24, 2011. Interment will be at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Rifles, c/o R. Dean Decker, 1010 Borden Road, Richmond, Va. 23229-6716. The Memorial Rifles is a volunteer group of American Veterans from all branches of military service.
Terry Wayne Snead : Captain of A Co. '69 & Captain Adjutant '70
Terry Wayne Snead
SNEAD Terry Wayne Snead of Mechanicsville, went to be with the Lord Saturday, November 11, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Jane; two children, Emily Bowers and Jamie Snead and fiancee', Angie; two stepchildren, Andy Shelton and wife, Barbie, and Michael Shelton; three grandchildren, Drew, Nicholas and Tyler Shelton; mother, Kathleen Snead; one brother, James E. Snead and wife, Carolyn; and two nieces. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at Shalom Baptist Church from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., with a memorial service beginning at 2:30 p.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Van Fund of Shalom Baptist Church, 6395 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, Va. 23111.
Richard Didlake D Company '54
DIDLAKE Richard G. "Dickie" Jr., retired City of Richmond firefighter, 74, of Oregon Hill, went to be with the Lord on November 22, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Earlean Didlake; four children and 12 grandchildren, Chris and Helen (Christin and Meredith), Lance and Robin (Lauren, Courtney and Jonathan), Crystal and Chris Munnings (Ryan, Meagan, Sarah, Topher and Caroline), Troy and Jen (Jackson and Patrick); mother-in-law, Dorothy Jenkins; devoted cousin, Billy Jackson; and many loving family and friends. He served in the U.S.M.C., was a member of American Legion Post 125, and loved his family and friends, closely followed by the Redskins, Yankees, Tuckahoe Little League, Christmas, Virginia sports teams, John Marshall Cadet Corps, bowling, Virginia Train Club and his friends at McDonald's. His family will receive friends 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bliley's - Central, 3801 Augusta Avenue. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Interment Hollywood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church or American Legion Post 125.
Clarence Martin B Co. Ist. Lt. Class of' '58.
MARTIN, Clarence Edward Jr. "Junie," of Center Cross, Virginia, passed away Sunday, November 14, 2010 at his residence. He was the son of the late Clarence and Louise Martin of Richmond. Formerly of Austin Avenue in Richmond, he is survived by his wife of 49 years, Anna Hall Martin; his sons, Timothy Martin (Kris), Kenneth Martin and Edward Martin; his grandchildren, Haylie and Lance Martin; stepgrandchildren, Jess and Joey; and cousin, Gerald Johnson. Junie graduated from John Marshall High School in 1958, where he was a member of the Cadet Corps. He was a long-term employee of AMF Reece in Richmond and a loyal member of the Tappahannock-Warsaw Moose Lodge No. 2133. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at the Marks Bristow Funeral Home, Tappahannock, Va. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1400 S. Randolph Street, Richmond, Va., with the Reverend Larry Schools officiating. Contributions may be made to the , 895 Middle Ground Blvd., Suite 154, Newport News, Va. 23606, or Riverside Tappahannock Hospice, Medical Arts Building A, Suite 201, 618 Hospital Rd., Tappahannock, Va. 22560.
James Snead Captain of A Company, 1968
SNEAD, James Edwin III, 60, of Richmond, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Talley Snead; mother, Kathleen Bonner Snead; children, Melanie Snead McKloskey (Michael) of Baltimore, Md., Kimberly Snead-Neuner (CJ) of Richmond; grandchildren, Eleanor Paige McKloskey and Charlotte Laine McKloskey. He also leaves his two beloved labs, Lily and Maggie, who will greatly miss him. Jim was preceded in death by his father, James Edwin Snead Jr.; and his brother, Terry Wayne Snead. Jim attended John Marshall High School where he met Carolyn, and they had been sweethearts since. Jim was a 1972 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and later served his country and was honorably discharged as Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. Jim and Carolyn married in July 1972. Jim dearly loved and was loved by his family. He will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd. Jim's funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Ginter Park United Methodist Church, 1010 W. Laburnum Ave., Richmond. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Richmond S.P.C.A., 2519 Hermitage Rd., Richmond, Va. 23220, in his memory. Condolences may be offered at woodyfuneralhomeparham.com.
Dickie Heath A Company '54.
HEATH, Willard Tilman "Dickie" Jr., 75, of Richmond, passed away Friday, August 20, 2010. Son of the late Willard T. and Mary C. Heath, he was predeceased by a sister, Barbara H. Ward. Mr. Heath is survived by his wife, Leah "Susie" Heath; his daughter, Katty Gross and her husband, Ken; his son, Scott Heath; his grandson, Colton Heath; his granddaughter, Addison Heath; and other family and friends. Mr. Heath was a proud alumnus of John Marshall High School Corps of Cadets "Company A-1954," an eight-year veteran of the National Guard 29th Division, Richmond Blues, and was retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation, where he helped establish its photography lab operations. His family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bliley's-Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Road, where a funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday. Interment Maury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 9221 Forest Hill Ave., Richmond, Va. 23235; the American Heart Association , 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, Va. 23060; or a charity of your choice.
Wilson F. Brown Band 1956
BROWN, F. Wilson, of Midlothian, died July 10, 2010 at age 72. A native of Richmond, Va., Wilson Brown attended John Marshall High School and upon graduation attended the University of Virginia. While at the university, he joined the University Glee Club and also became a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, an organization in which he remained active throughout his adult life. He graduated in 1960 with a degree in accounting. He went on to become a CPA, serving as CFO of Longwood College, an accountant with Mobil Chemical, an executive officer with Overnite Transportation, and founder of F. Wilson Brown, CPA. In recent years, he was in private practice as a CPA with his wife, Carolyn Doyle Brown, CPA, and trusted business advisor, where they enjoyed long-term relationships formed with clients and business associates. Wilson was also a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, where he had been active in church leadership and had served as a Sunday School teacher when his children were young. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Doyle Brown; two children, F. Wilson Brown Jr. of Bedford, Va. and Allyson Brown Showalter of Herndon, Va.; and five grandchildren, Kate, Dan and Nick Brown of Bedford and Christopher and Evelyn Showalter of Herndon. Wilson was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Clarence M. Brown; and three siblings, E. Lou Brown, Clarence M. Brown Jr. and Edward A. Brown. He is also survived by his brother, William D. Brown; and his sister, E. Carolyn Brown. The family will receive visitors on Friday, July 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 3602 Hawthorne Ave. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 17, at 11 a.m. at St Thomas Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants Educational Foundation (VSCPA) for a scholarship to be awarded in the spring of 2011 in the name of F. Wilson Brown. VSCPA: 4309 Cox Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060, 800-733-8272, vscpa.com.
Alex Traylor Captain Company C 1959
TRAYLOR, Alex Franklin Jr. "Frank," 68, slipped away to heaven April 14, 2010. He was predeceased by Betty, his devoted wife of nearly 35 years and the mother of his two wonderful sons. He is survived by his amazing mother, Nora, who will be 98 in May. He is also survived by Judy, his loving and grateful wife of nearly 13 years; his sons, Chris (Nancy) and Mike (Barbra); one stepson, Neal (Elyse); daughter-in-law, Karen; four grandchildren, Laura, Kevin, Amanda and Madeline; three stepgrandsons, Billy, Neil and Andrew; his brother, Jimmy (Sylvia); sister-in-law, Beverley (Dennis); brother-in-law, Billy (Janet); and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will all miss him greatly. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1959, as the captain of C Company. Frank worked as a computer specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond for 38 years until his retirement in 1999. He joined the Air National Guard and served his country proudly. During the last seven years of his life, he worked for Richmond Coach as a contractor for Bliley's Funeral Homes. For the last three years, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Campground Ministries in Middlesex County, where he had a river home. Music was always a great part of his life. As a young man with a young family, he was a member of the Intrepids, a band which played for many local functions in the '60s and '70s. He joined the Tobaccoland Chorus, a local barbershop chorus, more than 30 years ago. That group is now the Virginians, and he was a very talented and faithful member until his illness prevented his participation any longer. He was also a member of the Bon Air United Methodist Church Choir for approximately 30 years. In 2005, Frank, Scotty Scott, Bill Ballinger and Larry Jefferson formed a barbershop quartet, Dockside Harmony, which sang for the joy of it, as well as in competitions, on choral shows, singing Valentines each year, and special events, such as birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, funerals, weddings, etc. They also sang the National Anthem at many sporting events in the local area. In October of last year, he was a member of a barbershop quartet which starred in the St. Gertrude High School presentation of the Music Man. He was diagnosed with lung cancer not long after that. He performed in the chorus Christmas show in early December before his surgery. God gave Frank a beautiful voice and he used it to bring pleasure to thousands of people in his lifetime. He spoke often of singing in a quartet in heaven with his Dad and Granddad, and now we know he is doing just that. His family will receive friends 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Bliley's-Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Rd. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Bon Air United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Maury Cemetery. Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from April 16 to April 17, 2010
Wallace E."Mike" Marshall
Died April 11, 2010. Age 80. Band 1947.
MARSHALL, Col. (Ret.) Wallace E. "Mike," 80, U.S.A.R., passed peacefully on Sunday, April 11, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Dorothy E. "Dot" Marshall; their children, Richard E. Marshall (Debbie), Dawn Marshall and Dianne Dowdy "Sweet-Pea"; two brothers, Pem Marshall (Beth) and Clyde Marshall (Marie); two grandchildren, Michael E. Marshall (Angela) and Nathan Dowdy Jr.; stepgrandchild, Matthew; one great-grandson, Zachary A. Marshall; stepgreat-grandchildren, Brandon, Anthony, Austin and Blake; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, William E. Marshall and Dora. Mike retired from the U.S. Army Reserve as a Full Bird Colonel, and retired as a Director of the apprenticeship program with the Department of Labor and Industry of Virginia. He was also a brick mason by trade. He was a member of the Varina Lions Club, the Varina Masonic Lodge, the Light Infantry Blues, the Sandston Moose Lodge and the Ruritan Club. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 15 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Nelsen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, where services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 16. Burial to follow with Military Honors in Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial gifts to the Crater Community Hospice, the American Cancer Society or Sitter and Barfoot Veterans Care Center.
Died April 1, 2010. Age 93. Company B, 1934
Emmett M. Spiers
Died Dec.21, 2009. Company C. 1947
James Anthony Jr.
ANTHONY, James Coleman Jr., age 82, died on October 31, 2009 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Born and raised in Richmond, he attended John Marshall High School, where he was a member of the Cadet Corps and Drum Major for the band. After graduating from the College of William and Mary in 1953, he made his home in Williamsburg, where he has been active with the William and Mary alumni, as well as in many civic affairs. Mr. Anthony was predeceased by his parents, Col. James C. Anthony Sr. and Ellen Warren Bruce Anthony; and a brother, Barry Bruce Anthony Sr. He is survived by Mrs. Barry Anthony (Betty Sutton); and two nephews, Bruce and Tyler of Virginia Beach; and his brother, John Duke Anthony and his wife, Cynthia; and two nephews, John and James of Washington, D.C.; as well as great-nieces and nephews. He is also survived by four daughters, Mary Ellen French (Barry), of Bay Village, Ohio, Susan Bruce Anthony of Alexandria, Virginia, Elizabeth Warren Anthony of Williamsburg and Sharon Anthony Scruggs (Billy) of Williamsburg; as well as six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral service will be Monday, November 9, at 2 p.m. at Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg. Bucktrout Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Harvey Hudson, 1937 Company E.
Harvey Hudson 1921-2009
Family Photo RTD photo
HUDSON, Harvey Lee Jr., 88, died Sunday, November 1, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara D. Hudson. Born in Richmond, Va. on September 21, 1921, he was the son of the late Harvey L. Hudson Sr. and Mary Lillian Hudson. He is survived by his cousins, Laura Jane Dwyer of Richmond, Ruby Huffer of Harrisonburg, and Robbie Clatterbuck of Staunton; four children, Marcus P. Dickinson of Bahama, N.C., John R. Dickinson of Roanoke, William W. Dickinson of Knoxville, Tenn., and Anne Dickinson L'Orange of Windsor, Colo.; and nine grandchildren. Mr. Hudson graduated from the University of Richmond and was featured as the "morning personality" on WRVA in the 40s and WLEE in the 50s and 60s. He was well-known as a stage and show "Master of Ceremonies" and was a lifetime honorary member of the Azalea Festival of North Carolina. He was emcee of the Virginia Junior Miss Pageants in Roanoke and the Miss Richmond Pageant in Richmond for many years. Although many people knew him as a "radio, TV and stage entertainer," he began his management career with WLEE in 1948. He was the manager of WLEE Broadcasting Corporation, which later became Nationwide Communications Corporation. He was the Vice President and Manager of WLEE and Channel 8 TV for Nationwide. In the late 70s, he brought Channel 35 WRLH TV to Richmond. Mr. Hudson was also one of the founders of TVX Corporation, which became one of the country's largest independent TV operators in the 80s. A member of Epiphany Lutheran Church, a former board member of Richmond Rotary Club, Mr. Hudson was also an "Honorary Lifetime Member" of the Ashland Kiwanis Club. Mr. Hudson recently celebrated 70 years in radio broadcasting. In 1991, he founded and hosted a radio program on WTVR.AM and later WZEZ.FM called "Harvey Hudson's Passing Parade." This radio show continues to air Saturday mornings on WLEE. Most recently, he was heard and seen on numerous radio and TV commercials, and as part of the four public TV documentaries called "Memories of Richmond." The family will receive friends at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 West Broad Street, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2009. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at Epiphany Lutheran Church with interment to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Virginia Home: Wheelchair Fund, University of Richmond George Modlin Scholarship Fund, Central Virginia's Public Radio and TV, or Epiphany Lutheran Church on Monument and Horsepen Road. Richmond Times Dispatch
1938 Cadet Discharge Papers
BRANCH, David Lee, 77, of Sandston, Va., passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley Beddow Branch; three daughters, Brenda B. Stone (C.C.), Celeste B. Sharpe (Steve), and Lisa B. Mihalcoe (Chris Gease); four grandchildren, Christopher (Diane) and Andrew Sharpe, Kyle and Taylor Mihalcoe. David was a very devoted husband, father, and good friend to all. He served with the U.S. Navy (V.R. 22) during the Korean War, and was retired from the Virginia Department of Social Services. David was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt and fish. The family will receive friends 12 noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 7, 2009 (today), at Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, where funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Interment in Washington Memorial Park, Sandston. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Help Hospitalized Veterans, 36585 Penfield Ln., Winchester, Calif. 92596, or to a charity of your choice.
Bobby Joyce Band
Bobby Joyce's spirit lives on in the hearts of each person who was fortunate to have known him. 1937-2009
We remember the Commandants who gave their time, energy and support to the excellence of the Cadet Corps
James B. Walthall 1926-2005
James Walthall, class of '43, served as Assistant Commandant from 1950 to 1952.
Commandant James C. Anthony 1903-1970
Captain Anthony served as Commandant from 1925-1942 and from 1946 -1947.
Charles Scruggs D Company 1956
SCRUGGS, Charles Russell, 72, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2009, at his home.
He was a 1956 graduate of JMHS and a captain of the D Company in the corps.
He was also owner of American Wholesale Company.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Margaret K. Scruggs; daughters, Tish Duvall, Alison Ferguson (J. R.), Heather Scruggs (Ken), and Susan Lawson and a son-in-law, Terry Duvall;
four grandchildren, Jessica and Blair Ferguson, and Tyler and Colton Wright;
a great-grandson, Trai Ferguson; siblings, Carroll M. Scruggs, Brenda Scruggs Shredl, Walter W. Scruggs, and Edgar L. McCullough.
The family will receive friends Friday (today) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bliley's-Central Chapel, 3801 Augusta Ave., where a funeral service will be held Saturday, 12 noon.
Interment to follow at Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation (Hospice) 5875 Bremo Road, Ste. 710, Richmond, Va. 23226.
Edward F. Cluverius ’48, December 5, 2010.
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