Walter J. White
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Walter James White, 93, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, in Hopewell, Va.

He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan. 3, 1916. He resided in Williamsburg, Va., 45 years until moving to Brighter Living Assisted Living, Hopewell, Va. Mr. White was preceded in death by his wife of over 61 years, Beryl Buckley White.

He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl White Wilson and her husband, Donald Wilson, of Chesterfield County, Va.; three grandsons, Michael Wilson and great-grandson, Steven Wilson, of Colonial Heights, Va., Christopher Wilson and his wife, Kimberly, Ayres Wilson and great-granddaughters, Bailey and Olivia Wilson, of Glen Allen, Va., Timothy Wilson and his wife, Anne Du Boucheron Wilson, of Brooklyn, N.Y. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Mr. White was a World War II veteran in the 21st Engineer Aviation Regiment and participated in Africa and Italy invasions. Mr. White also served over 30 years in civil service and retired from Fort Eustis as chief of Manpower Comptroller Division.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the home of his daughter, Cheryl Wilson, 1615 Clear Springs Lane, Colonial Heights, Va. There will be a graveside service in Williamsburg, Va., at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, at the Cedar Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Super Kids Ministries, P.O. Box 637, Hopewell, VA 23860. Condolences may be registered at:

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Published in The Progress-Index on Feb. 20, 2009.
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February 21, 2009
I loved Walter and admired him a great deal. I was so sorry to hear of his passing, but I am sure he will be glad to reunite with Beryl. Hugs sent to Cheryl and family.
Shari Chapman
February 20, 2009
Walter was indeed a giant among men, physically, mentally and even spiritually. He was a calming influence, uplifted folks through humor and kindness at the appropriate time while always making us all feel as if he had his arm around us, comforting each of us. He may have been born a "Yankee" but he became the greatest of "Southern Gentlemen." I loved and respected him and will miss his gentle ways.
Paul Harty
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