06/19/07 - NNHS Newsletter
Gene Walling

Harry Eugene Walling
(d. 17 June 2007)

Newport News High School Class of 1962

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.

From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('68) of VA - 06/19/07 - "Sad news":


I saw in today's Daily Press that 
  Harry Eugene Walling passed Sunday, June 17. He went by "Gene" and lived across from the Mays on Sycamore Avenue. I believe he was in the class of 1962 (or '63). He married Kitty Clark in '62, I believe. I understand that they have been divorced maybe 10 years or so. There was a very nice current picture of him with the obit. Just thought you would want to know, but I guess you will get several e-mails letting you know.

Hope things are better and the skies are brighter.

NNHS forever,
Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally '68

   I'm so sorry to hear this, Elizabeth.  I actually read this notice yesterday and again early this morning, and knew in my heart it was Gene, but refused to even check to verify it, as if my failure to do so would render it not a reality.  When no one reported it yesterday, it gave me hope it was someone else.  Even though it was a shock, thank you so much for letting us know.

   I always remember with a chuckle what Gene submitted to the 1962 Reunion Committee back in 1997 for their 35-Year Reunion Booklet:

   "...I like hunting, fishing, and chubby-legged women."

From the Daily Press - 06/19/07:

  Harry Eugene Walling

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY - Harry Eugene Walling, 63, died Sunday, June 17, 2007. A native of Rockbridge Colo., he was a Smithfield resident since 1990. Mr. Walling retired from Newport News Shipbuilding as a Naval Nuclear Quality Inspector after 37 years of service. He was a member of Ivy Memorial Baptist Church, Hampton. Mr. Walling was preceded in death by his parents, Loretta Reid and Harry M. Walling, Jr. He was also preceded in death by Robert 'Bo' Dutton. Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne Lee Walling and her husband, Tore Fareid of Gloucester Point; mother, Carolyn Dutton; six brothers, Gary B. Walling, William E. Dutton, Robert E. Dutton, Stephen Dutton, Kim DeBoissiere and Tim DeBoissier; four sisters, Brenda Freeman, Mary O'Connell, Debi Maschal and Michelle Cunningham and his uncle, Walter F. Walling. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home, Newport News. Graveside services will be conducted at noon, Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at Collierstown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lexington. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press from 6/18/2007 - 6/19/2007.
Guest Book

Harry Eugene Walling
Fall of 1961


During this difficult time, just know that the warm thoughts and love of others will bring you the strength and hope for the days ahead.
Hospice Staff & Volunteers Riverside Walter Reed (Gloucester, VA) - June 18, 2007
Dear Suzie and Tore,
Just wanted you to know that you are
in my thoughts and prayers. I hold many "large" memories that I will always cherish. Love, Denise
Denise Wilbern (Smithfield, VA) - June 19, 2007
Gene was the first person to ever take me hunting and fishing! He taught me how to shoot a rifle and set a hook to fish. I will never forget the times he took me and Bruce to Pete's place in Gloucester! Gene is in a better place now either rowing his canoe, sitting in a tree stand, or wading in a stream fly fishing. If he could have have traveled with Lewis and Clark discovering America he would have done it!! Gene was definitely an outdoorsman. I will never forget his old Dodge Van, Model A Ford, his hawk, Booger the dog and the food he cooked and brought to Mom's at Christmas. Rest Easy, Big Brother!
I Miss You Man!
Bill, Faye, Amanda, and Chelsea Dutton
William Dutton (Gloucester, VA) - June 19, 2007
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May God comfort you and your family during this time of need.
Marvin Major (Yorktown, VA) - June 19, 2007
We the class of Newport News High School 1962 wish to extend our expressions of sympathy to the family of Gene Walling. He was a member of our class and he will be missed. He was a funny guy with a great sense of humor. May his family always have those great memories of Gene too.
Brenda (NNHS Class of 62) Williams (Newport News, VA) - June 19, 2007
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I knew Gene when we were all young and lived in the same neighborhood. He was fun and always had a sweet smile and ready laughter. My condolences to the family. Jean Poole Burton, NNHS '64
Jean Burton (Portsmouth, RI) - June 20, 2007
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Gene was my favorite uncle growing up. He always had a great story to tell, always had a smile on his face and was a happy-go-lucky kind of person. He always kept a positive outlook on everything, even when he was sick.
He will be missed by everyone that had the chance to be a part of his life.
Rest in peace, Uncle Gene, you will be sorely missed by us all.
Sarah Freeman (Hampton) - June 20, 2007
I will never forget Gene. We were not real close, but we did share some mischief in school. God Be With You, Pal
Jerry Blanchard (West Point, VA) - June 20, 2007  
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Dear Wally, My heart was saddened today with the news of your passing. I remember the first time I met you and how you let me win at playing pool (which between you and I we both know I won). You came into my life when I thought know one would ever make a difference in my life again. You made me laugh and you wiped my tears just when needed. Me, you and Waddles took many road trips and we always had a Large Time. I could write a book on our time together. I miss and will always love you. You remained my friend in heart and soul. There can not be enough words to express my feelings for you, your friends and family. I miss you and I miss you all, Wayne and Nancy, Tom and Denise, Susie, Carolyn and the whole family. Wally, I will miss you greatly and my love and sincerest condolences to you all. My chicken and dumplings will always be made with you in mind.
Sue Miller/Tooker (San Antonio, TX) - June 20, 2007  
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There are a lot of people with holes in their hearts because he has taken a big part of it with him. He will be missed and know that you are loved. My prayers and love are with you
Sandi (Sam) Pierce (Comer, GA) - June 29, 2007  
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My regards to Gene's family. I knew him in high school and at Ivy Memorial. He was a very decent young man.
Dan Coleman (NC) - July 30, 2007


   This is also posted on the In Memoriam page for the Class of 1962:



 Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Gene's family and friends.

  From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 06/19/07 - "  Gene Walling":

I thought this was the NN Gene Walling but when it said native of CO, I was not sure.

He lived on the same side of Sycamore Avenue, a few houses down from us. I remember him because 
  Linda Waterfield (Kenney - '66 - of VA) had a crush on him. I know she thought he and Kitty (Clark) were a cute couple. He had a new Mustang with the round window in the back when he was dating Kitty. We thought that was so neat.

I was sad to hear of his death.

Peace & Blessing,

   Thank you, Cheryl.

From Pat Floyd Pride ('62) of VA - 06/27/07:

..... I am sure you already know about our (í62) classmates passing last week,  Gene Walling. We are all still shocked from that one. Gene was always so witty; he was kind of like the person you thought would be around forever, if you know what I mean.

   Yes, Pat, I do indeed.  Thank you.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty
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This Is My Father's World

Words by Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901
Traditional English Melody (Terra Beata), arranged by Franklin L. Sheppard, 1915

This is my Fatherís world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Fatherís world: I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Fatherís world, the birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white, declare their Makerís praise.
This is my Fatherís world: He shines in all thatís fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass;
He speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Fatherís world. O let me neíer forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Fatherís world: the battle is not done:
Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heavín be one.

This is my Fatherís world, dreaming, I see His face.
I ope my eyes, and in glad surprise cry, ďThe Lord is in this place.Ē
This is my Fatherís world, from the shining courts above,
The Beloved One, His Only Son,
Cameóa pledge of deathless love.

This is my Fatherís world, should my heart be ever sad?
The lord is Kingólet the heavens ring. God reignsólet the earth be glad.
This is my Fatherís world. Now closer to Heaven bound,
For dear to God is the earth Christ trod.
No place but is holy ground.

This is my Fatherís world. I walk a desert lone.
In a bush ablaze to my wondering gaze God makes His glory known.
This is my Fatherís world, a wanderer I may roam
Whateíer my lot, it matters not,
My heart is still at home.

This Is My Father's World midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/t/i/tismyfw.htm  - 06/19/07

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Greg Olsen Painting courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com Ė 02/10/05

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