George Robert Walters

George Robert Walters

Gates County , NC
02.15.1947 - 10.30.2019
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George R. Walters passed on October 30, 2019 at the age of 72. He was born on February 15, 1947 to Robert Walters and Maria Hablawitz in Biberbach, Germany.

George was preceded in death by his father, Robert Walters; his mother, Maria Sukow; his stepfather, Wesley Sukow; his sister, Susie Gilchrist, and a grandson Ryen Vickery. He is survived by his life partner of 23 years, Mary Messick; his stepdaughters, Jennifer McMillan (Matt), Brandy Vickery (Paul); four grandchildren, Julie Dale, Jordan Williamson, Joshua McMillan, Dakota Vickery; two great-grandchildren, Iizak and Willow, and his loving “partner in crime”, Buster the bulldog.

George was a Vietnam veteran that proudly served his country, a devoted Union Iron Worker of over 40 years before he retired in 1998, and the owner of George’s Performance and Cycles in Norfolk, VA for over 10 years. George has many passions: playing 9 ball, racing/training homing pigeons, and Harley Davidsons. He loved being outdoors and was always doing and going somewhere. He loved just sitting on his mower for hours and cutting his grass.

His lifelong friends kept him busy, Hogbear (John), Tim, Owen, Jerry, Justus, and the so many more special friends, there are just too many to name. He loved every moment of life. He left us all with memories to share for a lifetime.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 West Washington St. Suffolk, VA 23434 from 7 to 9:00 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with the funeral expenses. Condolences may be registered at

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R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

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Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk , VA 23434
United States


very good person and would go out of his way to help anyone.he will be missed very much.

Johnny Gower

Always called him pigeon George. Great wrench.

Iron worker and friend.

Harold Carter

I worked with George over the years and he was a good man for sure he will be missed

John Benton

As a retired iron worker from local 79, it seems just yesterday that I was working with so many young men that are no longer with us. Pigeon George was a partner of mine on a number of jobs and he always pulled his weight. He kept me laughing and made the day go by faster. The only problem was that he loved to talk and so did I. Neither of us could get a word in while we talked at the same time.
As many of you know, he was also quite a pool player. He used to frequent Q Master's pool hall in Norview where my son worked and he helped my son develop his game.
It saddens me that my friends are leaving but it is part of nature. He will be missed.

George Hancock

I just learned of George's passing. He will surely be missed by many. Wow, did he love to talk. lol I am sure God is getting a earful right this very minute. I am deeply saddened by the news . Mary, I pray that God will grant you the strength, to get through these dificult times. My most sincere condolences to the family.. Kathy and John

Kathy Malaspina

George was a dear and fun friend. I learned quite a bit from him about hot rod Harleys back in the day. I loved going to the shop and hanging out, working on the latest project.
. Having been notified of his illness just days before his passing, I feel blessed that I got to visit with him for a short time. Andy, thank you for finding me like you did. This would not have been possible without you.
. Mary, despite the circumstances it was great to see you again after all the years.

. God bless you all.

Philip Lewis

George was and still is loved by meany of Ells family .I will miss him very much.He always played pranks on me when coming up to Pa with my sister . He was willing to help anyone that needed it George you will always have a special place in my heart.


My grandmother lived right across the street. It was always amazing to hear the stories he told me growing up. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mary and family. He is a great man and will be greatly missed.

Brittany Carr

We are sorry to learn of George's passing. When my granddaughter moved next door last year George was so helpful. We enjoyed his visits when we were there working to help Lauren. Every time we drove up we always looked for George. He was a good neighbor and will be missed. Our condolences to Mary and family.

Lynda Daniel & leroy Seier

George was a good friend and will be deeply missed by our family. Words can't describe how sorry we are at this loss. Mary you and your family are in our prayers.

The Elliott Family

Elliott Family

Our deepest sympathies and greatest of respect. One HD family to another. Words cannot express. Mary - just know that thoughts and prayers are being lifted.

Angie Conary

I believe this is the same George that was my first boyfriend. He was a great roller skater and skating was a passion of mine too. His mother was from Germany, and his sister’s name was Susie Gilchrist. At one time she lived near Chicago but I believe later moved to Florida. George tried to keep up with me until around 1981. I’ll never forget the advice he gave me about my son who seizured a lot. George was a fine person. He was also in the Navy when we were so called dating. I’m very sorry to hear of his passing. RIP Geoy.

Bobbi Bradley

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