Willard Lee Sullivan Jr.

Birth
Stafford County, Virginia, USA
Death 9 May 2014 (aged 94)
Hampton City, Virginia, USA
Burial Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 164962994 · View Source
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HAMPTON - Willard "Lee" Sullivan, 94, passed away peacefully May 09, 2014. He was born July 22,1919 in Stafford County, Virginia to Willard Lee Sullivan and Harriet Porter Dunn, and lovingly raised by Roderick E "Happy" Lee. He lived most of his life in Hampton, Lee graduated from Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School and honorably served in the US Navy during World War II. He worked for NACA and NASA in Quality Assurance for the Scout Missile Program, retiring in l985. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Hampton Lions Club and Hampton Yacht Club.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Caroline Lawson Sullivan, his beloved grandson Stephen Gregory Smith, Jr., and sister Margaret Sullivan Bowden. He is survived by his son Skip Sullivan and wife Ruthann, daughter Gay Sullivan Johnson, five grandchildren, Amy Perricone and husband Filippo, Candice Sullivan Yost and husband Chip, Lee R. Smith and wife Tracy, Kevin Johnson and Robert Johnson, great grandchildren Hunter Yost and Chase Smith, nephews Sterling Bowden and wife Beverly, Rod Bowden and wife Sue, brothers-in-law Robert T. Lawson and Earl T. Lawson and many nieces, nephews and friends. Lee loved his golf, playing until the age of 93, and especially his golfing buddies, Doris Rosser, Ken Jones and Gene Temple.

A grave side service will be held Wednesday. May 14th. 10:00 AM, at Parklawn Memorial Park, 245 South Armistead Ave. Hampton, VA. followed by a memorial service at First United Methodist Church, 110 East Queen Street, Hampton, at 11:00 AM. A reception will follow immediately after the service in the Church social hall. Arrangements by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home.

Published in Daily Press on May 11, 2014.


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  • Created by: Len Clark
  • Added: 14 Jun 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 164962994
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willard Lee Sullivan Jr. (22 Jul 1919–9 May 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 164962994, citing Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Len Clark (contributor 48896768) .