William Bill Lemke
- September 16, 1941 - February 1, 2012
- Hayes, Virginia
of William's Passing
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Gloucester: William D. Lemke, a longtime resident of Gloucester, Virginia went to be with his Lord and Savior at home with family present, after a courageous battle with cancer on February 1, 2012. Bill was born September 16, 1941 to the late George F. Lemke, Jr. and Mary T. Lemke. He lived his younger years in Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia until his family later moved to Hampton. Bill attended Hampton High School and Frederick Military College. After graduation, he had a lifelong career as an independent insurance agent, operated Metro Insurance Agency in Gloucester and for several years he worked for Schwan's. Bill was a member of Providence Baptist Church and a former member of Knights of Columbus and Marine Corps League Auxiliary, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Bill loved fishing, reading, spending time with his grandchildren and cooking for his family. He had a true gift for getting people together and never met a stranger. Bill enjoyed helping people in any way that he could. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Marie C. Snyder Lemke Madigan and George F. Lemke, Sr.; and maternal grandparents, Agnes Kathleen Berry Tingle and William C. Tingle of Norfolk.
He leaves to cherish his memory
His beloved wife Cynthia Lemke
Children Michele C. Lemke Price and husband Jeff of Kansas City, MO.
Rebecca E. Lemke of Sterling, VA.
George F. Lemke, III and wife Betty of Goldsboro, NC.
Angela M. Lemke of Gloucester, VA.
Loving grandchildren Sarah E. Price
Jacob A. Price
Cierra N. Roye
Julianna M. Roye
Kryshire K. H. Cooke
Sister Kathy Lemke Haun and husband Tim of Goldsboro, NC.
Foster Brother Bill Scott and wife Sandy of Hampton, VA.
And many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members
A memorial service officiated by Reverend Dr. Richard Croxton will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Providence Baptist Church. Inurnment will be private.
In Bill's memory the family asks for donations to be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, (ABTA) 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 550, Chicago, Illinois 60631 or Providence Baptist Church, Benevolent Fund, 3501 Providence Road, Hayes, Virginia 23072.
Arrangements by Hogg Funeral Home and Crematory, Gloucester Point.