Wayne Keith Gunter, born on February 27, 1931 in Arkansas, passed away on May 26, 2023 in Portsmouth, Virginia at the age of 92. Wayne lived a long and fulfilling life that was full of dedication, hard work, and love for his family.
Serving his country proudly for 20 years in the U.S. Navy, Wayne demonstrated his unwavering commitment to protecting his country. After retiring from the Navy, he worked at The Coca-Cola Company for 12 years before retiring for the third time as the Warehouse Manager/Purchaser for the Red Cross. Wayne’s impressive work ethic and determination earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues.
In his free time, Wayne loved fishing, duck hunting, and camping. Wayne’s passions and hobbies brought joy and adventure to his life, filling him with fond memories that he always cherished.
Wayne was preceded in death by his beloved wife Catherine E. Gunter, parents, John and Christeen Gunter; His passing leaves a void in the hearts of many, but he is survived by his loving sister Annie Ruth, daughters Christine Moore (John), and Nancy Gunter, son Keith Gunter (Laurel), as well as his grandchildren Edward Gunter (Melissa), Virginia Gunter (Christian Jemmison), Sheela Lewis (Nick), Holly Daugherty (Joe), and Joseph Kowalchick; great-grandchildren, Edward Jr (E.J.), Patrick, Lauren, Joshua, Benjamin, and Caleb.
Wayne’s legacy will live on through the memories he created with his family and friends. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten by those who knew him. Wayne’s life is an inspiration to us all, demonstrating the importance of hard work, dedication, and love for family and friends.
Wayne’s visitation will take place on Monday, June 5 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel (5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462). Services will follow on Tuesday, June 6 at 11 a.m. at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church (1051 Kempsville Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502) with burial and military honors immediately following at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that a donation be made to St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church Foodbank.