William J. Tarrant, 85, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at home with his loving family by his side. Formerly of El Dorado, Kansas, he moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1985. He retired from the Navy after 20 years of service and went on to work for Chesapeake Bay Contractors until his retirement in 2001. He was married 46 ½ years to his wife Miriam V. Tarrant (Mindy), has 6 daughters, Tina Baker (Brian), Tamie Whitfield (Mark), Billie A. Johnson, Lani K. Keasey (Joe), Teri L. Mallison (Marty), Bobbi J. Jackson (Steve) and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his mom, Pauline Roberts and brother, Rolla Tarrant. The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice for all their care and kindness. Memorial Service will be this Saturday, November 30, 2019 5pm at Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory Maestas Chapel 1801 Baltic Avenue, Virginia Beach.