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Walter William DeShazo III

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“Carolyn, Ed and I were so very sorry to see about Walt's passing. We have so many fond memories of him and all of your family from boy scouts. Walt...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Ed and Beckie Resio - VA - Friend

“Will miss you every day you were and are my soul mate ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Carolyn DeShazo - Ruther Glen, VA

“On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), I offer our sincere condolences on Walter's passing. You and your loved ones are in our...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Bill Dixon - Cary, NC - Coworker

“I am so sorry Ms D. My prayers and heart go out to you and your family.GOD BLESS YOU. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Donna MANNING - Fredericksburg, VA

Brotherhood of the Dolphin “To the DeShazo Family, On behalf of the Charleston Base SUBVETS and Swamp Fox Chapter SUBVETS WWII, I offer you our sincere condolences on Walter's...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Nick Nichols - SC

“I love you, Daddy! ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Rebecca Jasman - Louisa, VA


Walter was born in Santa Barbara, CA on July 15, 1942 to Walter and Dorothy DeShazo. He attended New Mexico Military Institute for two years before entering the navy as a machinist's mate on nuclear submarines. On August 24, 1968, he married Carolyn, a nurse he met while stationed in Groton, CT. On July 14, 1970 and September 29, 1973 respectively, he welcomed his two children, who were the most important part of his life.

Walter was a devoted father. He enjoyed fishing, camping, scouting, and spending time with his family and dogs. He was also a problem-solver who often took on difficult and unwanted projects at work and around the house. He was a spiritual man and enjoyed spending time with his church family. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.

A memorial service is scheduled for after the 11:00 AM service (12:30 PM) on January 14, 2018 at Countyline Baptist Church in Ruther Glen, VA. Pastor Dave Williamson will lead the remembrance time. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations be made in his name to either the Alzheimer's Association or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.