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John Bryant Rawls

Died: May 26, 2017

John Bryant Rawls, Sr., 88, died May 26, 2017. John was born in North Carolina to the late Joe and Jenny Mobley Rawls. He was a veteran having served in the US Army. John retired from J.G. Wilson and Norshipco. He was a member of Parkway Baptist Church, the South Norfolk Masonic lodge 339, the Khedive Temple and the Scottish Rite. John was predeceased by 2 wives, Shirley Iris Rawls and Emily Potts Rawls.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving children, Blake Rawls (Sally) of Chesapeake, John B. Rawls, Jr (Kathy) of Asheville, NC, Jimmy English of Jacksonville, FL, Debbie Rivas of Virginia Beach, and David English (Jennifer) of CA; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Chesapeake. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10:00 am at the funeral home with Rev. Ernest Trueblood officiating. Burial will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the CHKD c/o www.TMCFunding.com. Express condolences to the family at www.altmeyerfh.com.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel

929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322


Service Information

Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel

929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322


Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Time: 11:30 am


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