Wayne Keith Gunter

February 27, 1931 - May 26, 2023

02/27/1931 - 05/26/2023

Past Services

Monday June 05, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Funeral Service
Tuesday June 06, 2023
11:00 am
St Timothy Lutheran Church
1051 Kempsville Rd
Norfolk, VA 23502
Tuesday June 06, 2023
12:00 pm
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 E Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, Virginia 23502
757-461-4054 | Directions

Wayne Keith Gunter, born on February 27, 1931 in Arkansas, passed away on May 26, 2023 in Portsmouth, Virginia at the age of 92. Wayne lived a long and fulfilling life that was full of dedication, hard work, and love for his family.

Serving his country proudly for 20 years in the U.S. Navy, Wayne demonstrated his unwavering commitment to protecting his country. After retiring from the Navy, he worked at The Coca-Cola Company for 12 years before retiring for the third time as the Warehouse Manager/Purchaser for the Red Cross. Wayne’s impressive work ethic and determination earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues.

In his free time, Wayne loved fishing, duck hunting, and camping. Wayne’s passions and hobbies brought joy and adventure to his life, filling him with fond memories that he always cherished.

Wayne was preceded in death by his beloved wife Catherine E. Gunter, parents, John and Christeen Gunter;  His passing leaves a void in the hearts of many, but he is survived by his loving sister Annie Ruth, daughters Christine Moore  (John), and Nancy Gunter, son Keith Gunter (Laurel), as well as his grandchildren Edward Gunter (Melissa), Virginia Gunter (Christian Jemmison), Sheela Lewis (Nick), Holly Daugherty (Joe), and Joseph Kowalchick; great-grandchildren, Edward Jr (E.J.), Patrick, Lauren, Joshua, Benjamin, and Caleb.

Wayne’s legacy will live on through the memories he created with his family and friends. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten by those who knew him. Wayne’s life is an inspiration to us all, demonstrating the importance of hard work, dedication, and love for family and friends.

Wayne’s visitation will take place on Monday, June 5 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel (5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462). Services will follow on Tuesday, June 6 at 11:00 AM at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church (1051 Kempsville Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502) with burial and military honors immediately following at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that a donation be made to St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church Foodbank.

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Penny Knepper
3 months ago

Wayne was the BEST Father a person could have! I met him growing up with his daughter, Christine, since jr. high school. On sleepovers if we weren’t up in a “timely” fashion, he’d come into the bedroom singing at the top of his lungs and tickling our feet! Definitely worth it when he made us his scrumptious waffles! His earthly presence will be missed.

Jennie Avery
3 months ago

Sending love and prayers ❤ 🙏 so very sorry for your loss. A wonderful man. I will always remember your peanut brittle and the best fried catfish I have ever had. I know Cathy was sure happy to welcome you home. Love to family, Jennie Avery ❤

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
3 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Wayne Keith Gunter, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Wayne Keith Gunter, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Cathy Davidson
3 months ago

Christine, Nancy, and Keith, Uncle Wayne and Auntie Cathy are reunited again for eternity. The love they had for each other and for all of you surpasses all. They are and will forever be the greatest example of a loving couple that can be used as a template for others. It is sad they aren’t here in person, but their legacy will live on forever because of each of you. Love you all to the moon and back! Love you morererer always, Cathy Anne and Dan