John Charles Cherry
July 2, 1931 - July 27, 2009
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Decedent's Residence
1316 Lakeside Road
Virginia Beach, VA
Saturday 8/1
Family Residence
1316 Lakeside Road
Virginia Beach, VA
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VIRGINIA BEACH – John Charles “Charlie” Cherry , 78, passed away peacefully Monday, July 27, 2009. Born July 2, 1931, in Norfolk, Virginia, the son of the late Viola Russell and James William Cherry, Sr. He was predeceased by his step-brother, Russell Price; brother, James Cherry, Jr., and sister, June Blessing. Charlie attended Maury High…

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Brad, April and William Toncray left a message on July 29, 2009:
Tim, I am very sorry for you and your family's loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers Brad T
Brian Starkes left a message on July 29, 2009:
Susan, I am very, very, sorry to here of your Fathers Passing! He was a good man that I had the Pleasure to known through you. I hope the you will convey my deep sorrow I feel for your loss to all of your family member's & that you know I have loved the man like a Dad of my own. Brian
Art & Denise Kelly left a message on July 29, 2009:
Tim, Sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. Know that you and your Family will be remembered in our Prayers. Art
Otto Martinson left a message on July 29, 2009:
I remember Charlie from our days at Maury together. We also spent a little time together during the time I was in the National Guard 111th Field Artillery 29th Infantry Div. After I returned to the area, our friendship was renewed when I visited him every now and then at his TV Repair shop on Cleveland St. Never got out of that shop without a nice long conversation. He was truly a fine man. May God bless Charlie and all those who loved him and mourn his passing from this life. Otto, a friend.
Joe Popp left a message on July 30, 2009:
Craig,Tim and Suzy-Know that your dad will always be remembered. We shared lots of stories over the years. Peace be with you.
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David Skipper left a message on July 30, 2009:
Tim, Julie and family, We are all sincerely sorry for you loss. John was one of the most cantankerous, straight-shooting, funny, and genuinely caring men I have had the pleasure of knowing. I always thought of him as a good friend despite our age difference. As a mentor, he let me and others I know make our own mistakes and never allowed us to shirk our responsibilities. Despite the fact he gave me a pair of camouflaged overalls with chicken crap all over them to wear one time when I was cold, and I never truly knew if he ever really fixed any TV’s his shop may have been a mafia fencing operation or a sales outlet for circuit city; he taught me a lot and helped me to grow up when I needed a man I could trust in my life to do so. I have and will always remember Mr. Cherry’s talks, advice, and no nonsense manner; the fact the he was just as quick to poke fun at himself or other adults as he was to joke with or call down one of us was one of his best qualities. The pool parties at his home and his acceptance of our occasional moral lapses, his unique walk, his shagging trips, and his efforts cooking for us at home and camp. In many ways he was the best kind of adult friend a boy could ever have. I know and truly share your feelings at this time as my own losses are not that distant. We try to prepare ourselves for these events, but our efforts never quite meet to serve the needs when have when it happens. If there is anything we can do to help you, please let us know. All our love, David Skipper and family P.S. I was able to speak to Bill Croneberger about John and left a message for Paul Winfield. Bill is in Las Vegas until next week, but wanted me to pass along his condolences and ask if there is to be any place designated for donations on John’s behalf? I’m also going to let Bobby Clark and Mike Conner know.
Barry, Allen & Donnie Dail left a message on July 31, 2009:
Although we never met, we knew your father very well. John was a very good neighbor and a man of very good character. We convey our deepest condolences. Sincerely, Barry, Allen & Donnie Dail
Conrad & Nancy Parker left a message on July 31, 2009:
Please know that we are thinking about your family. We remember Boy Scouting with your Dad and seeing him ride his bike around the neighborhood. We know that you will miss him, and so will we.
Sam Wiley left a message on August 2, 2009:
I was very sorry to hear from my mom, Sally Cherry, that your dad had died. I have fond memories of Charlie and I am so sad for your loss. I know my dad cared for him very much. Mom says yesterday's gathering was a fitting celebration to his life and family. Sincerely, Sam Wiley
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