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Walter Holcomb "Dinker" Pope

January 11, 1936 - June 24, 2015

Masonic Past Master

Walter Holcomb “Dinker” Pope, Sr. 79, of Virginia Beach passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

He was born in Portsmouth, VA, the son of the late Arthur A. and Florence Holcomb Pope.  Mr Pope graduated from Cradock High School and served in United States Army. He retired as a comptroller at Oil Transport, Inc.  He was a member of Community United Methodist Church, the Fellowship Sunday School Class and a life member of the United Methodist Men.  Worshipful Pope was a member of Ruth Lodge #89 AF & AM and served as Master in 1976. He was also a member of the  Khedive Shrine and Norfolk Valley of Scottish Rite.  He was a lifetime member of Jobs Daughters International and served as Associate Grand Guardian of the state of Virginia.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy Ramsey Pope; two daughters, Beth Grabowski and husband Frank; Susan Roenker and husband Paul; one son, Walter “Dink” Pope, Jr.; five grandchildren, Lauren Grabowski and her fiancé Kyle, Douglas Roenker, Dana Grabowski, Amanda Roenker and Ariel Pope; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Carolyn and Danny Dudley all of Virginia Beach; sister-in-law Carol Pope of Portsmouth.

A memorial Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Community United Methodist Church, 1072 Old Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.  The Reverend H. Lee Seibert and Reverend Christa Mercer Springstead will officiate.  The family will receive friends on Friday, June 26, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach where Masonic Rites will be given at 6:30 PM.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be given to the Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment, in care of Valorie Koogle, 8000 Cardiff Street, Mason Neck, VA 22079 or to the Fellowship Sunday School Class of Community United Methodist Church. Condolences may be offered to the family at

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, June 26, 2015

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Masonic Rites will be given at 6:30 PM

Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015

Time: 1:00 pm


Community United Methodist Church

1072 Old Kempsville Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464

Cemetery Information


Riverside Cemetery

1000 East Indian River Road
Norfolk, Virginia 23523


Memorial Information

Memorial Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to:

Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment

c/o Valorie Koogle

8000 Cordiff Street

Mason Neck, VA 22079


Community United Methodist Church – Fellowship Sunday School Class

1072 Old Kempsville Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23464





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