Walter A. Castine, Sr.

Walter A. Castine, Sr.

Franklin, VA
01.10.1930 - 02.21.2021
South Carolina
Served in the

Walter Andrew Castine, Sr., passed away February 21, 2021 at the age of 91 while surrounded by his family.  He was the son of the late, Francis Marion and Lottie Castine.  Walter is survived by his devoted wife, Charlotte of 67 years. Together they raised four children; Kay Castine, Anne (Mike) Christensen, Mary White, and Walter (Jill) Castine, Jr.. They have 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Walter is from a family of 8 children and is survived by three sisters; Lillian, Naomi, and Laurie.  

Walters journey included 20 years in the US Navy, retiring as a Chief, retired from Humana Bayside Hospital, Deacon of Hyde Park Baptist , and Deacon of Brentwood Baptist.  Member of the USN, USN Retired and Virginia Shooting Teams.

While serving in the Navy, Walter was awarded many ribbons as a Distinguished Top Marksman.  But Walter will be remembered mostly for his dedication to the Lord. He always set an example on how to live as a Christian, how to serve God, and to put others before yourself.

We will find Peace in knowing Walter is embracing his new journey in Heaven surrounded by family and friends.  Walter is a respected, and admired Servant of God.  We will hold his memory close to our hearts forever.

A viewing will be held Thursday, February 25th from 5:00-6:30 pm at R.W. Baker & Company Funeral home in Suffolk at 509 West Washington St. A graveside service will be Friday February 26th at 2:00 pm  at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens at 6329 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Youth Group at Radiant Life Ministries, 100 Kilby Shores Suffolk, VA   23434. Condolences may be made online at

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Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
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Norfolk, VA 23502
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We have fond memories of Walt at Brentwood, especially the Youth Choir trip we took together all the way to Pikesville, Kentucky. We had lots of stops along the

Many good memories. At one of the churches, of course they fed us. One dish was a green (?) food, but Walt found out it was really good. He went around telling all the Brentwood people “not to eat the green stuff”. We found out later why!

He was a quiet man, but when he spoke, you needed to listen

Condolences to the family, especially Charlotte

Don Williams and family

A Father figure to a young man. I was taken in by a loving family when I was 18 and could have easily gone down the wrong path, but he took me under his wing. He set an example and a guide for me to follow. The religious and moral example was always there. I always went to him for advice and guidance. He gave me a certain look when I said or did something that was in question.
Our bond has continued to strengthen. We double dated on our Birthdays for 47 years.
He always beamed with love and care. One morning after breakfast I sat with them for their morning prayer in which he named off all his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
The family continues to glow with the love and strength of a foundation set by loving Father.
Love and prayer,

Tom and Laura Barnhart

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