KNOTTS ISLAND – Vernon Reginald Waterfield “Reggie” passed peacefully on May 23, 2017 at the age of 92. He was born on May 27, 1924 to the late Reginald C. and Hattie W. Waterfield In Munden, Virginia (Now Virginia Beach) He was predeceased by his parents, his wife of 63 years Elva W. Waterfield, his sons Vernon R. Waterfield, Jr., Elvin Ray Waterfield and his grandfather John Williams a nationally recognized decoy carver.
Reggie was a lifelong resident of Virginia Beach and served the City of Virginia Beach for 35 years retiring as an administrator in Public Works. Prior to this he worked for the State of VA supervising the highway prison workforce. He was a WWII Veteran and an avid duck hunter and fisherman.
He was a leaf of one of the oldest family trees in Princess Anne County, his love of family and its history were unparalleled. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter Regina Waterfield-Hatchell (James) daughter in law, Hester Waterfield, and Gary L. Osmondson whom he loved as a son and his wife Ilene. Grandchildren, Cheryl W. Hughes (Keane), Aaron Osmundson (June), Laura Allegood (Beau), Heather R. Bishop, T. Ryan Bishop, and 6 Great-Grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, 3 PM at Charity UM Church Cemetery, 4080 Charity Neck Rd., VB. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Go Rescue Pet Adoption c/o www.TMCFunding.com. Express condolences to the family at www.altmeyerfh.com.
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