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02/16/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Walter Williams

Walter S. Williams
(d. 07 Feb 2020)

Warwick High School Class of 1961

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

     Walter Williams Frankie, Warwick HS Class of 1961, husband of Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA, passed away on Friday, February 07, 2020 at the age of 77 after suffering a stroke while vacationing in St. Petersburg, Florida. 

    He was the brother of Burnie Williams, Janet Williams Capps, Betty Williams Smith, and Judy Williams Cox.

From the Daily Press - 02/16/20:

            Walter S. Williams


    NEWPORT NEWS - Walter S. Williams, 77, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Florida.

He was a lifelong resident of Newport News and a 1961 graduate of Warwick High School.

He started his adult life by going to work at Newport News Shipbuilding while still attending high school and then joining the U.S. Marine Corp as a reservist, serving from 1960-1966.

He was employed with Metropolitan Life Insurance for 16 years, and with Newport News Shipbuilding from 1981 – 2004.

He was a 50 year member of the Hampton Golf Association and enjoyed playing golf with the Junk Yard Bunch, a group of his good friends, on Friday evenings.

Since retirement, Walter loved being outdoors. He loved fishing on his boat or at the campground spending time with family and friends. He and his wife Brenda also enjoyed spending their winters vacationing in Florida.

Walter Williams
  Walter is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Brenda Amos Williams; their three daughters, Amy Hartsell (Terry), Denise Ward and Carrie Ruckdeschel (Troy Spring); his brother Burnie Williams (Donna) and three sisters Janet Capps, Betty Smith, and Judy Cox (Ron).

He is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Alexandria Earhart, Creighton Hartsell, Jeter and Jensen Ruckdeschel; and by his great granddaughter Lillian Earhart; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. Walter will be dearly missed by his friends and family.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, with Rev. Chris Hoyt officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 pm until service time at the funeral home. A reception will be held following the service in the Agape Center at Bethel Baptist Church on Yorktown Road in Tabb.

For those wishing to send flowers, the family asks that instead a donation be made to Walter’s favorite charity, The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on February 16
, 2020.
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February 16, 2020 

Semper Fi, Marine, RIP.

~ Unsigned

February 17, 2020 

I am so sorry to hear about my Uncle Walter passing away. We both served in the Marine Corps Reserves and Newport News, Virginia at different times. He will be sadly missed by his family

~ James Amos, Suffolk, Virginia

February 19, 2020   

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. He was a great man.

February 19, 2020 

From childhood friends from Copeland Park Elementary to Warwick High School, my best friend and golfing buddy. I'm going to miss you, Goose.

~ Jerry Smith

February 21, 2020  

Brenda, just wanted to say how sorry I am. You have a lot of happy memories, Love you.

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Brenda and Walter's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Come, Ye Disconsolate

Words by Thomas Moore; alt. by Thomas Hastings
Music by Samuel Webbe

Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish.
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure."

Here see the bread of life; waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.

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