David Sease Shealy Jr., 84, Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech

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David Sease Shealy
David Sease Shealy

David Sease Shealy Jr., 84, passed away surrounded by his family Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. He was a Yorktown resident for the last 29 years and member of Grafton Baptist Church.

Mr. Shealy was born on June 29, 1932, in Richmond, Va., to David Sease and Beatrice Bowen Shealy. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1951 and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, flying a P2V Neptune during the Korean War. In 1959, Mr. Shealy graduated a “Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech” and went on to retire as vice president of Becton Dickinson Company in 1987. He came out of retirement to hold the position of vice president of General Biometrics until 1992.

Mr. Shealy is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Judith Shealy; three sons, Keith Shealy, and his wife, Brenda, William “Bill” Shealy, and his wife, Marianne, Wayne Shealy, and his wife, Sheri; daughter, Kristin Noel Shealy; five grandchildren, Christopher, and his wife, Megan, Matthew, and his wife, Typhani, Justin, Logan and Ethan; and three great-grandchildren, Kayden, McKenzie and Kameron.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the chapel of Amory Funeral Home with the Rev. David Price officiating. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grafton Baptist Church, P.O. Box 980, Yorktown, VA 23692; Patient Advocate Foundation, 421 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666; or Toward the Mark, P.O. Box 1152, Yorktown, VA 23692.