Walter Dzula Jr., 71, dedicated farmer who enjoyed moments spent with family

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Walter Dzula Jr.
Walter Dzula Jr.

Walter Dzula Jr., 71, of Toano, went Home peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. A vegetable farmer all his life, he also retired from RockTenn after 48 years as a machine tender. He was especially dedicated to his family and his farm, and it was no surprise that he could be found out on the tractor between chemo treatments.

Walter greatly enjoyed hunting, cooking, canning, eating Boston creme pie donuts, recalling the history of Barhamsville, visiting friends, attending farm auctions, finding treasures in antique stores and more than anything, spending time alongside his wife, children and grandchildren.

Walter was preceded in death by a son, Billy Taylor.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie; three daughters, Kathy (Ben) Lanham, Beth Dzula (Dustin Calhoun) and Peggy (Buster) Bryant; son, Trip (Betsy) Dzula; three granddaughters, Sarah, Taylor and Megan Bryant; and two grandsons, Sam and Will Dzula.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, at Vincent Funeral Home, 417 11th St., West Point. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, at the funeral home. A reception will follow services at West Point Masonic Lodge, 2126 King William Ave., West Point. Those who would like to bring food to the family may bring it to the Masonic Lodge after 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

Memorials may be made to James City-Bruton Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 321, Toano, VA 23168; or the Virginia FFA Foundation, P.O. Box 40, Weyers Cave, VA 24486.

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