Vernon L. Shealy

April 30, 2010

04/30/2010

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Cemetery
Wednesday May 05, 2010
1:00 pm
Princess Anne Memorial Park
1110 N. Greatneck Road
Virginia Beach, VA
757 481-1097 | Directions
Service
Wednesday May 05, 2010
1:00 pm
Princess Anne Memorial Park
1110 N. Greatneck Road
Virginia Beach, VA
757 481-1097 | Directions

Vernon L. Shealy

NORFOLK- Vernon Lanier Shealy, 85, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, April 30, 2010. Mr. Shealy was born in Gilbert, South Carolina and was the son of the late Mae Jumper Shealy and the late Vernon Shealy.

He served in the United States Navy retiring after 23 years in 1965 with the rank of Master Chief. He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict. Upon his retirement from the Navy, he continued his naval career by founding the NJROTC program at Maury High School where he retired in 1985. He was a 1975 graduate of Old Dominion University.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Carolyn Shealy; son, Mickey Vernon Shealy and his wife, Judith H. Shealy; daughter, Debra Carolyn Ingham; and two grandsons, Dr. Jeffrey Shealy Johnson and his wife, Dr. Jennifer Carter Johnson and Gavin Ingham.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 1:00pm at Princess Anne Memorial Park with Pastor John Moxley of Azalea Baptist Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Azalea Baptist Church 3314 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk, VA. 23518.

Condolences may be shared with the family at altmeyer.com

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

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GERALD AND WANDA BURKETT
8 years ago

AUNT BETTY AND FAMILY:

WE ARE THINKING OF ALL OF YOU AT THIS TIME OF YOUR LOSS. WISH WE COULD BE THERE WITH ALL OF YOU.

I HOPE THAT ONE DAY WE ALL CAN BE TOGETHER AGAIN. WE WILL KEEP ALL OF YOU IN OUR PRAYERS. GOD BLESS.

WE LOVE YA’LL.

GERALD AND WANDA BURKET @ FAMILY

Linda Chavis
8 years ago

Aunt Betty,

We are so sorry for your loss. We will not be able to make the funeral but wanted to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Linda and Vaden Chavis

Richard and Michael Farrell
8 years ago

Chief Shealy was a wonderful man and much beloved by the Maury NJROTC. He was always kind, patient and expected students to meet their obligations. Something that is much needed in the world today.

Chief Shealy will always be fondly remembered.

Richard and Michael Farrell

Maury High School Classes of 1975 and 1976

Susan Perkins
8 years ago

For my second family. Know that mine and my family’s thoughts and prayers are with you all. So many wonderful memories over the years and Mr Shealy was a special part of the times you welcomed me into your home and lives. Love you all, Susan and Bill Perkins – Mary and Raymond Fadness – Lennie and Sharon Fadness

Everett Cowan
8 years ago

It saddens me deeply to hear of Chief Shealy’s death. After my father died, I was desperately in need of guidance and leadership. Chief Shealy gave me this and much more. He was an inspiration to me and always encouraged me. During my 21 years of service I frequently thought of him. I told him prior to graduation I wanted to be a Chief in the Coast Guard. I saw in him what I wanted to be and I used that vision to guide me in my career. He was an inspiration to us all but to me he was much more. To his family, be proud, he served his country, his family, and his students. He inspired us all. Fair winds and smooth sailing Chief, I hope to achieve just a little of what you have. CWO Boatswain USCG Retired Everett M. Cowan Mike

Bridgette LaQue
8 years ago

Mickey & Family –

Please know that you and your family will remain in our hearts, minds and prayers! Your father will live on through all of you and it’s evident that he was a strong and positive influence.

Deepest Sympathy – Bridgette LaQue

Lauren Weinberg
8 years ago

Mickey & Judy,

I wanted to offer my condolences on the loss of your father. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Lauren

John Samuel Martin
2 years ago

Thinking of Chief Shealy today. I wasca cadet at Maury High School and a member of the drill team which Chief Shealy personally oversaw.we were the top ranked drill team in the state. Chief taught us how to conduct ourselves as men. Will always love Chief Shealy!