NEWPORT NEWS - Junius A Page, Sr, 95, passed away in his home on Fri., Jan 18, 2013. He was born in Raleigh, NC, to Charles C and Aline B Page. There he attended Broughton High School where he was a star athlete on three state championship teams. After high school he attended Georgia Tech playing football on a scholarship. In Atlanta he met the love of his life, Marjorie Jeffers, and they married in 1941. A veteran of WWII, Junie served in the Navy with assignments in the Pacific and in Norfolk. After the war he began his career in construction equipment sales and, in 1946, he and Margie moved to Newport News where they raised their family of six children. He is survived by his loving wife Margie, four sons, Jeff, Reid, Ross, all of Newport News, and Allie (Shirley) of Ashland, and two daughters, Mary (Ahmed) Page and Tricia (Butch) Painter, both of Williamsburg. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Junie was very involved in community activities with youth baseball, as a member of Warwick Rotary Club, serving as president in 1962, and as a 50-year member and past commander of American Legion Warwick Post 255. He was a devoted member of First United Methodist Church in Hilton for over 60 years and especially enjoyed singing in the church choir, with the "Harmonizing Four" quartet, and with the "Melonotes". He cherished spending time with his family, particularly at the family table playing Tripoly. Junie was very grateful to his son Reid for being his caretaker during the last years of his life. His sense of humor and his love of family, faith, and music will be missed by all. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 10246 Warwick Blvd., in Newport News on Sat., Feb 2, at 1 pm, with a reception to follow at the church. Donations may be made to the FUMC General Fund at the church's address.
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Published in Daily Press on Jan. 27, 2013