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John H. Wray, Sr.

October 17, 1948 - August 7, 2016

John Wray, of Virginia Beach, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 7th, at the age of 67, after a year-long battle with cancer. He was born on October 17th, 1948, in Hopewell, Virginia. He was predeceased by his mother, Pearl Wray; and father, John Dick Wray. John is survived by his wife, Susan, his brothers, Steve and Mark, his four children, John, Jr, Kelly ( Tina ), Jordan and Sarah, and six grandchildren.

John served in the US Navy upon graduating from First Colonial High School’s first graduating class of 1967. He worked in appliance sales for 38 years, with a well-respected reputation everywhere he went. John loved spending time with his family, including his two Westies, Hailey and Cooper, country music, watching his favorite Nascar driver, Jeff Gordon, the Washington Redskins, and his beloved Atlanta Braves. GO HOKIES! GO DUKES! He was a great husband, father, brother, and friend, and will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

There will be a Memorial Service on Sunday, August 14th, at 4PM, at Spring Branch Community Church, 1500 N Great Neck Rd, Va Beach, Va 23454 . Burial will be private at a later date.

A reception will immediately follow at the home of David and Stephanie Batten, 908 General Stuart Dr, Va Beach, Va 23454. In keeping with John’s bright spirit, please dress comfortably for the service and outdoor reception to follow. Bright colors appreciated!

Please consider making a contribution to John’s Memorial Fund:

Altmeyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family at

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Sunday, August 14, 2016

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Spring Branch Community Church, 1500 N Great Neck Rd, Va Beach, Va 23454

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