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 Albert Woodroe Tunnell

Albert Woodroe Tunnell

Birth
Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Death 13 Oct 2014 (aged 77)
Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Burial Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 138133433 · View Source
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Albert Woodroe Tunnell
(February 3, 1937 - October 13, 2014)
NORFOLK - Albert Woodroe Tunnell passed away Monday, October 13, 2014 in Norfolk.

Born February 3, 1937 in Norfolk, Virginia he was the son of the late Edgar W. Tunnell and Jane Smith Tunnell and was also predeceased by his beloved paternal grandmother Eva Tunnell Smithson. Albert attended Norview High School and later served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division. After the Army, he graduated from the John Gupton School of Mortuary Science. Then worked for Purviance Funeral Home in Wakefield, VA and later Holloman Brown Funeral Home in Norfolk. Also, for a time, he owned and operated Wright’s Barbeque in Zuni, VA before he retired. He owned and operated Sweets and Treats in the Bank of America building for seven years. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Blackwater Masonic Lodge #143, was a Past President of the Ruritan Club and a Past President of the Bible Class of the Presbyterian Church, Zuni, VA.

Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife, Violet Marshall Tunnell; two children, Rene Tunnell of Nashville, TN; Martin Tunnell of Las Vegas, NV; a sister, Brenda Harvick of San Diego, CA; two step-children, Darren Marshall Light and wife Brenda and Ashley Light Rentz and husband Casey.

A graveside service will be conducted Friday, October 17, 2014 in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk. The Reverend F. Scott Hennessy will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sidney Oman Cancer Treatment Center, C/O Chesapeake Regional Medical Center or to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Arrangements provided by the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, Chesapeake.


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  • Added: 1 Nov 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 138133433
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Woodroe Tunnell (3 Feb 1937–13 Oct 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 138133433, citing Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 46862836) .