Jerry Lee Via


Mr. Jerry Lee Via, 88, of Virginia Beach, formerly of Parksley, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Born Oct. 12, 1933, in Alderson, W.Va., and raised in Selma, Va., he was the son of the late Guy Allen Via and the late Pauline Cook Via.

Jerry proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, retiring with the rank of chief in 1974, after nearly 21 years. During his time in the Navy he specialized in aviation, primarily working as a structural mechanic.

Jerry was predeceased by his beloved wife, Joyce May Via. He is survived by his children, Mark Via, Jo Aiken and her husband, James, Karen Finster, and Patricia Via Cook and her husband, Dr. Desmond Cook, all of Virginia Beach, and James Via and his wife, Jaime, of Worthington, Ohio; sister, Nancy Via Hall; sisters-in-law, Judy Berry Via and Mary Nicely; grandchildren, Megan O’Hara Goodwin, Chelsea Aiken Harrell, Olivia Aiken, Rachel Cook Luciani, Daniel Cook, Jonathan Via, and Jordan Via; great-grandsons, Adam Goodwin and Wyatt Harrell; and several nieces and nephews.

At Jerry’s request, no public service will be held.

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Arrangements are by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.
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