Retired Lieutenant Harry Ray Twiford

August 21, 1954 - March 13, 2022

08/21/1954 - 03/13/2022

Past Services

Friday March 18, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Saturday March 19, 2022
11:00 am
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1396 Lynnhaven Pkwy
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23453
(757) 468-3600 | Directions

Retired Lieutenant Harry Ray Twiford, 67, while surrounded by his loving family, went to be with the Lord on March 13, 2022. Harry was born to the late Carlton and Mary Twiford in Munich, Germany on August 21, 1954.

Harry protected and served the citizens of the City of Norfolk for 43 years. He was a role model to many and a friend to everyone. Harry held many positions with the Norfolk Police Department before retiring as a Lieutenant. Harry was very active with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 and Virginia State F.O.P. Harry was loved, respected and admired by many for his service to his community. An active member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and their Men’s Club. He will be deeply missed.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Michele; children, Michael, Carlton & Amber, Heather Gundlach & husband Peter; grandchildren, Hannah, Kaelynn, Spencer, Raegan and Miles; sister, Lois “Sis” Twiford; extended family members and friends.

Harry’s visitation will take place on Friday, March 18 at Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel (5033 Rouse Rd. VB 23462) from 7pm until 9pm. His funeral Mass will take place, Saturday, March 19 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (1396 Lynnhaven Pkwy, VB 23453) at 11am.

The family has asked in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Philippians II Foundation.

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Rick Lehner
1 month ago

Harry was one of my very best friends and classmates through elementary and high school. He was also the drummer in our many “garage” bands in the late 60s. A truly great guy, and I was very proud of his service as a police officer.

Katlyn Smith
1 month ago

It saddens me I could not be there today to pay my respects to you as you left impressions and mine and my children’s life! May you Rest In Peace Mr. Twiford! Wish I could of met the man you were before cancer but even with Cancer you were an amazing man!

Sally and Tim Wood
1 month ago

MIchele, We will miss Harry too and his funny personality. We didn’t know him well, but he still made an impression on us. I know you will miss the love of your life, he will always be there with you and beside you. The memories are endless…..
God bless you all, keep you safe, and lift you up at a time like this. Prayers, thoughts, and hugs to you all.

Teresa & Donnie Norrell
1 month ago

Donnie & I have so many amazing memories of great times with you and Harry ~ Police Week Memorial weekends, bowling tournaments & FOP parties & dances. Harry was an awesome man, loyal friend & one of Norfolk’s finest! We’re lifting Michele & the family up in prayer for comfort & peace in knowing he’s in the arms of Jesus, made new and waiting to see us all again one day. Thinking about Harry gives me a peaceful feeling…can almost smell the aroma of Pierre Cardin

1 month ago

Harry was an absolute pleasure to work with and I am so lucky to have been his physical therapist! Always kept a positive outlook and worked so very hard for me even on his bad days. I count myself blessed to have crossed paths with him and his amazing wife. Hope you’re “PIVOT”ing all over Heaven!

Pat McNett
1 month ago

I enjoyed our times together in K-9 and Vice & Narcotics. Your presence from so many will be truly missed. Rest In Peace Harry, an God bless your family during this time of their loss.

1 month ago

I worked around Harry in the NPD until my retirement and will remember him and Michele organizing and serving countless meals for the police officers detailed to Harborfest.Through his professional participation in various police organizations, Harry always looked out for the police officers by trying to achieve better benefits for them. Besides his family and friends, Harry’s next love was the K-9 Division where he served and supervised for a number of years. I’m sure Harry will be playing his bagpipes in the heavenly band.

Steve Jenkins
1 month ago

Gret police officer but even greater man!

Jim Sullivan
2 months ago

Rest in peace always it was a pleasure to work with you and know you for many years God bless one day we will meet again

Jim Sullivan
2 months ago

Rip brother, It was a pleasure knowing you for many years God bless you and your family we will meet again