John William Voss, Sr.
John William Voss, Sr.
  • February 2, 1929 - November 15, 2017
  • Hampton, Virginia

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John W. "Jay" Voss, 88, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, North Carolina and was a resident of Hampton since 1964.

At the age of 14 he joined the United States Navy. After a few years of service, he reenlisted in the United States Army. He served in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He retired after a military career spanning over 20 years.

He had worked at Riverside Regional Medical Center as the Food Production Manager and assisted in providing meals for the Metro Meals on Wheels program. John was an active member of First Christian Church. Hobbies and interests included fishing and golfing. Above all, he cherished and loved his family.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Nancy Voss; children, Betty Burleson and John W. Voss, Jr. and wife Pamela; grandchildren, Melissa, Joshua, Heather, and Sumer; and 8 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of John's life will begin at 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Interment, with military honors, will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Peninsula Agency on Aging - Meals on Wheels, 739 Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Suite 1006, Newport News, VA 23606.

The family thanks Margaret Edwards for the care and devotion given to their father.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.