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Obituaries

Roy L. Shenck
ShenckR imageRoy L. Schenck, 77, passed away May 4, 2019 at his home in Poquoson after a short illness. Born in Ft Worth, Texas, after high school he worked as a Horse Walker/Trainer Assistant, before entering the Air Force in 1960. Following initial training as an Air Traffic Controller at Keesler AFB, MS, Roy was stationed at Itazuke AFB, Japan where he met his wife Marge, the love of his life. They were married in 1964 and later assigned to Tinker AFB, OK, Keesler AFB, MS, and Mildenhall AFB, England. While in the Air Force he received numerous military awards and his Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Counseling. Following his Air Force career, he entered Civil Service as an Air Training Command Air Traffic Control Instructor again stationed at Keesler AFB, MS. He rapidly progressed in grade with major follow-on assignments as Director Logistics at Randolph AFB, TX, Quality Assurance Evaluator at Richards-GeBaur AFB, MO, 9th Air Force Air Space Manager at Shaw AFB, SC, with final duty as Tactical Air Command Air Space Manager at Langley AFB, VA. Roy has been a resident of Poquoson since 1992 and was active in several civic and nonprofit organizations including the Kiwanis, Masons, and Shriners. He was Past Commodore of Poquoson Yacht Club. Roy enjoyed playing golf and poker and was a fierce competitor. He enjoyed cruising, loved animals, and was devoted to his dog, Tommy and cat, Reggie. Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Lois Schenck and his youngest brother, David. He is survived by his wife and lifelong sweetheart Marge and his brother Richard who resides in Benbrook, Texas. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home in Poquoson. A Celebration of Roy’s life, with military honors, will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to PAWS or your favorite animal aid shelter or your favorite charity. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com.
Daniel Carlton Pratt
PrattD imageDaniel (Danny) Carlton Pratt, 70, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 surrounded by love and the comfort of the Williamsburg Hospice House, after a 9 year battle with Huntington’s Disease. Danny was a fighter, and fought to beat HD until the very end. He never allowed this disease to take his sense of humor, his love for his family, or his ability to make any place he was, a party. As he always said to us, "A boy’s gotta do, what a boy’s gotta do”. A native of the Hampton Roads area, Danny resided in Newport News, Virginia. At the age of 18, he began a 38 year career at the Lee Hall Waterworks, where he retired as Superintendent in 2005. Danny enjoyed being outdoors. He spent many days hunting with his son, Aaron, and his brothers and close friends. He loved to fish, fly fishing being his favorite. He always spoke fondly of the hunting trips to Colorado that he would take with his brother, and was most proud of shooting a huge brown bear on one of his first trips. Danny always found a way to be outside. He could be in the mountains, tricking his daughter into skiing a black diamond, hiding in a deer stand in the woods with his son, on a beach with his wife, sipping Jameson and margaritas, or racing through Disney World with his grandkids on a hot summer day. As long as he was in the outdoors and with his family, he was happy. Danny was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was preceded in death by his son, Randy; his father, Doc Jasper Pratt; his mother, Catherine Pratt; and his brother, Larry Pratt. He is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Shirley Pratt; his children, Aaron Pratt, Elizabeth Pratt-Matthews (Chris), Heather Beardslee and Michael Pratt; and his brother, Tommy Pratt. His grandchildren (Kameron Pratt, Bailey Pratt, Jake Matthews, Brody Matthews, Alison (Ali) Pratt, Destiny Belcher, Cameron Beardslee, and Catelin) adored him, and nicknamed him Papa Puma. He adored them and was always so proud of them. The family wishes to thank the staff of Riverside Hospice and Riverside Palliative Care, especially Stephanie and Dr. McConaughy, Keli, Mary Kay, and the many aides and staff who guided us through this difficult time. Your support, care, and compassion mean so much. We would also like to thank Dr. Barrett, Dr. Harrison and staff at UVA for all of their guidance and support. A very special thank you to the Williamsburg Hospice House for providing Danny with a loving, peaceful, and compassionate atmosphere during his last hours. The comfort and support provided to Danny and his entire family was very much appreciated. We also wish to thank Pastor Aaron West, of Crossroads Church, for his support, kind words, and prayers. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Huntington’s Disease Society of America or the HDYO (Huntington’s Disease Youth Organization)
William T.P. Moore, Jr.
MooreWT imageWilliam T. P. Moore, Jr., a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on May 11, 2019. Born on April 15, 1942, in Poquoson, Virginia, Bill graduated from Poquoson High School in 1960. He married his high school sweetheart, Glenda Phillips, in 1961, and they shared almost 58 years of family, travel, and love. Bill loved life. He persistently engaged in the everyday activities of life such as caring for and enjoying the company of his family and friends. He rarely rested from activity but rather enjoyed to spend his time involved in as much as he could during any given day. Bill graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 1964 and later received a Master’s from the College of William and Mary in Computational Operations Research. Bill retired from civil service in 2000, where he worked as a Mathematician (Ft. Eustis) and Operations Research Analyst (Langley Air Force Base). He was an avid long distance runner, competing in 37 marathons and logging over 58,000 miles in his lifetime. He competed in the Boston Marathon four times and ran in the Virginia Beach Shamrock for 25 consecutive years. When his running days were coming to a close he took up golfing at the James River Country Club. He thoroughly loved meeting new people and socializing at the Club. Some of his greatest pleasures were boating, fishing, clamming, and oystering with his lifetime buddy, Fay Firman. He was famous and very popular with his contribution of fried oysters at family holiday celebrations. He also volunteered with the Poquoson Lions Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, William T.P. Moore, Sr., and Pearle P. Moore. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 58 years, Glenda; daughter Pam Hornsby and her husband Steven; grandson, Reed Hornsby and his wife Lizz; granddaughter, Ellen Hornsby and her fiancé David Gray; son, T. Glenn Moore and his wife Lesley; granddaughters, Katelyn and Allyson Moore; brother, Alfred Moore and his wife Judy; sister, Evlyn Connery and her husband Terry. A memorial service will be held at Tabernacle United Methodist Church Saturday, May 18 at 11 AM led by Rev. Jeff Cannon with a reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tabernacle UMC at 831 Poquoson Avenue, Poquoson, Virginia 23662. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com.
Hubert Kenneth "Butch” Peebles, II
PeeblesH imageHubert Kenneth Peebles, II "Butch”, 55, passed away as a result of a motorcycle accident in Yorktown, VA on Wednesday, May 8th. Butch was born in Newport News, VA in November 1963. Butch grew up surrounded by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. He would often share fond memories of time spent at Shallow Marsh in Tabb, VA and summers spent at the Seneca Lake in Geneva, NY. Butch graduated from Warwick High School in 1982 and went on to earn a BA in Philosophy from Gardner- Webb University in 1987 where he played football and made lifelong friends. Butch settled in Tabb in 2005 and founded Peebles Welding and Fabrication in Hampton. He was known as a master craftsman and his creative side was evident whether he was simply refurbishing a boat for his own recreation or building metal structures for his business. Butch enjoyed painting, boxing, and any activity on the water. Butch played an active role in the community ranging from coaching his girls’ soccer teams to participating with Night To Shine. He was devout in his worship at the Northside Christian Church and formed many deep friendships with his church family. He was a member of Lafayette Gun Club. Butch is survived by his daughters, Mallory, Shannon, and Macy and their mother, Karen Fallon, and his daughter, Kathryn. He leaves behind a large, caring and extended family including his dear father, Kenneth Peebles; beloved mother, Susan Warder Bostic and stepfather, Courtland Bostic; his loving sister, Kay Peebles Ferguson; brother-in-law, Graham Ferguson. He is also survived by his cherished friend, Kristi George and stepbrothers, Jeff, Kenny, and Brian Bostic; his niece, Ellie Ferguson and nephew, Scott Ferguson. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family. A Celebration of Life service and reception will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Northside Christian Church, 1300 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown. The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Amory Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation can be made in Butch’s name to Northside Christian Church.
Linwood Joseph Anderson
AndersonL imageLinwood Joseph Anderson, 65, passed away on Sunday May 5, 2019. Linwood was a native and lifelong resident of York County. He graduated from York High School in 1972. He attended Thomas Nelson Community College to learn CNC programming for his job as a machinist. He retired from Newport News Shipbuilding in 2009. He was a member of Lafayette Gun Club, loved to fish and was an avid pool player. He was preceded in death by both of his parents James and Patricia Anderson. He is survived by his wife and soul mate of 26 years Judy Anderson, his children Allen Smith, Kirsten Balog and Sven Andersen all of Yorktown, three sisters Valerie Doster of Yorktown, Charissa Verheul (Frank) of Delaware, Kathleen Halvorsen (Paul) of Florida, three grandchildren Alyssa, Trevin, and Charlotte and lifelong friend Bill Armstrong. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019 in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. The family will receive friends after the service.
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