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Walter Eason Jr

November 23, 1944 — May 19, 2021

Walter Robert Eason, Jr. (Bob) died on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 after a brief illness.  He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Judith (Judy) Culhan Eason and his parents, Anna Belle and Walter Robert (Bob) Eason of Orange, VA.  He is survived by his sisters, Susan Eason Anthony (Larry) of Richlands, VA and Sarah Belle Eason Parrott (John) of Roanoke, VA.  He is survived by a niece and nephews, Eric Houston Anthony (fiancé, Sheila) of Richmond, VA, and Sarah Boxley Beck (Carl) of Roanoke, VA, and John C. Parrott III (Kathleen) of Atlanta, GA, and their children, Kyle Houston Anthony (Whitney) of Richlands, VA, and William and Anna Belle Beck of Roanoke, VA, and Lyda Belle Parrott of Atlanta, GA.  He is also survived by his adored cats, Lily, Grady and Stogie.

Bob was born in Petersburg, VA and grew up in Orange, VA. He graduated from Woodberry Forest School and Hampden-Sydney College.

A loyal Tiger, he followed Hampden-Sydney sports and was an avid golfer. He lived most of his life in Richmond, VA and retired to Calabash, NC to be surrounded by golf courses. He was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order and never met a stranger.

There will be a private burial followed by a memorial service on Monday, June 7th at 11:00 a.m. at the Shorter Funeral Home, 1905 S. Main St., Farmville, VA 22901. Arrangements are being handled by Shorter Funeral Service. Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Anna Belle and Bob Eason Scholarship Fund at Hampden-Sydney College, 172 Via Sacra, and Hampden Sydney, VA 23943.

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