Harry Lamar "Bud" Oestreich


June 9, 2013

Harry "Bud" Lamar Oestreich, 84, a resident of Hopewell, Va., since 1955, died Sunday at his residence.

Born in Ashland, he was a son of the late Harry W. and Lottie Detreich Oestreich.

Harry served with the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of Dupont Lodge 289 AF&AM serving as past master, Petersburg Union 7, and Royal Arch Mason, 32nd Scottish Rite.

He was a former J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home associate and retired from the Federal Correctional Institution, Petersburg, Va., as superintendent of industries.

Bud spent many years volunteering his time. Over the years, he worked with the Boy Scouts of America, Hopewell Emergency Crew, Job's Daughters (Associate Bethel Guardian), Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity and Relay for Life, as well as volunteering many hours for John Randolph Medical Center.

He was never idle and had a great passion for hunting, working in his garden and traveling.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Oestreich Herrmann.

Surviving are his wife, Frances Koch Oestreich; daughters, Debra A. Kelly (fiance Jack Hughes), and Donna L. Bear (Chris); grandson, Aubrey J. Taylor (Debra); granddaughter, Karlah M. Taylor; and great-grandson, Devan C. Taylor, all of Hopewell; brother, Allan D. Oestreich (Carol), Miltford, Del.: nieces and extended family.

A Celebration of Life service with a Masonic memorial service and military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church, Hopewell, with the Rev. Wayne Rickman officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 2901 Norfolk St., Hopewell, VA 23860 or Dupont Lodge 289, 730 W. Broadway, Hopewell, VA 23860. J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home, Hopewell, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.

Funeral Home

J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home, Inc. - Hopewell Chapel
820 West Broadway Avenue Hopewell, VA 23860
(804) 458-8516

Published in Republican & Herald on June 12, 2013