|Birth: ||Sep. 16, 1941|
|Death: ||Feb. 1, 2012|
February 3 to February 4, 2012
William D. LEMKE
GLOUCESTER - William D. Lemke, a longtime resident of Gloucester, Va., went to be with his Lord and Savior at home with family present, after a courageous battle with cancer on Feb. 1, 2012.
Bill was born Sept. 16, 1941, to the late George F. Lemke Jr. and Mary T. Lemke. He lived his younger years in Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., until his family later moved to Hampton. Bill attended Hampton High School and Frederick Military College. After graduation, he had a lifelong career as an independent insurance agent, operated Metro Insurance Agency in Gloucester and for several years he worked for Schwan's. Bill was a member of Providence Baptist Church and a former member of Knights of Columbus and Marine Corps League Auxiliary, Virginia Beach, Va.
Bill loved fishing, reading, spending time with his grandchildren and cooking for his family. He had a true gift for getting people together and never met a stranger. Bill enjoyed helping people in any way that he could. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Marie C. Snyder Lemke Madigan and George F. Lemke Sr.; and maternal grandparents, Agnes Kathleen Berry Tingle and William C. Tingle of Norfolk.
He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Cynthia Lemke; children, Michele C. Lemke Price and husband, Jeff of Kansas City, Mo., Rebecca E. Lemke of Sterling, Va., George F. Lemke III and wife, Betty of Goldsboro, N.C.; Angela M. Lemke of Gloucester, Va.; loving grandchildren, Sarah E. Price, Jacob A. Price, Cierra N. Roye, Julianna M. Roye, Kryshire K. H. Cooke; sister, Kathy Lemke Haun and husband, Tim of Goldsboro, N.C.; foster brother, Bill Scott and wife, Sandy of Hampton, Va.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.
A memorial service officiated by the Rev. Dr. Richard Croxton will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Providence Baptist Church. Inurnment will be private.
In Bill's memory, the family asks for donations to be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, (ABTA) 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60631 or Providence Baptist Church, Benevolent Fund, 3501 Providence Road, Hayes, VA 23072.
Arrangements by Hogg Funeral Home and Crematory, Gloucester Point. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Specifically: Private Inurnment
Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
Record added: Apr 29, 2012
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~~~~~~ Rest In Peace ~~~~~~ 1st Husband of 4th Cousin, Once Removed (Locklin Family)|
Sarah Locklin Taylor
Added: Apr. 29, 2012