Jerry S. Straney
Jerry S. Straney
  • December 4, 1938 - November 26, 2017
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

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MCPO Jerry S. Straney, of Virginia Beach, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday November 26, 2017. He was born in Radcliff, Kentucky on December 4, 1938. He leaves behind his loving wife of 59 years, Elizabeth Ann Straney. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

He proudly served his country in the US Navy for 23 years and retired as a Master Chief. He was an Engineer who worked with missile systems, a career he enjoyed and continued after the military at ManTech Corp and retired after 21 years. Mr. Straney was a member of Princess Anne Plaza Baptist Church and The Fleet Reserve Association.

Left to cherish his legacy are his children, Michael Straney (Michele) of Florida; Diana Dilkes (Steve) of Chesapeake; Terri Consford (Barton) of Virginia Beach; grandchildren Christopher and Chelsea Dilkes, Bobby, Amber and Bryan Peterson, BJ Consford, Jr (Cindy); great grandchildren Brianna, Chloe, Syenna, Owen; and brothers Larry, Richard and Robert Straney. He is predeceased by his grandson, Nicholas Dilkes.

The family will receive friends at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home on Thursday November 30, 2017 from 6-8. A Celebration of Mr. Straney's life will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 10:00 am at the funeral home with Pastor Ronald W. Lee officiating. Interment will follow at Princess Anne Memorial Park where military honors will be rendered at the grave. Please visit Mr. Straney's memorial at