Ralph Lee Wilson

July 9, 2009



CHESAPEAKE, VA.- Ralph Lee Wilson of Chesapeake, Virginia and Edenton, North
Carolina died peacefully in his home on Thursday, July 9, 2009 at the age of 76.
Lee graduated from Maury High School in Norfolk, Virginia in 1951 and entered
the United States Navy. Upon completion of his tour of service with the Navy,
Lee attended William and Mary College, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Chemistry. He was employed by the Department of Defense at the Portsmouth Naval
Shipyard as a Chemist for the remainder of his career, retiring at the age of

Lee was preceded in death by his mother, Hattie Poole Wilson, and his father,
Milton L. Wilson in 1969. He had a great love of classical music, old movies,
computers, plants and his home at Nixon’s Beach, North Carolina. Those mourning
his passing include Dr. James E. Steele, Shirley Parker, Jim Jennings, Nellie
Cox, Jean Kane, Terry and Margie Fager, Jesse Fager, Kathryn and Larry
Hedgepeth, Smitty and Cathy Whitaker, Joe, Jill, Joseph, Jenny and Tristan
Anderson, Dorothy Conklin and George H., his computer guru.

A kinder, gentler man the world has never known.

Services will be private.

Condolences may be shared with the family at altmeyer.com

Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, is in charge of the

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Mary Ellen Clements
8 years ago

We have all lost a dear friend in Lee. He belonged to Deep Creek Seniors for many years. He was vice-president of the club and always managed to get there early for meetings and put the coffee on. He was so good to know. He was always in a cheerful mood and gave freely of his time on various projects for the club. I do wish his service had been open to all so we could have come and paid our respects and recalled the good times when he was well. Please realize that there were others who knew and valued him.

Sincerely, Mary Ellen Clements

Robert West
8 years ago

We the members of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Materials Test Laboratory formerly Industrial Laboratory Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth VA, will miss you. We appreciate your accomplishments that you gave the US Navy and are very proud of the training you gave each of us. Your time and energy gave each of us so much. May God Bless Your Family.

Jessie Dean
8 years ago

You will be greatly missed at the Deep Creek Senior Citizens Club. May you rest in peace. Jessie Dean