Wilbur C. Rountree

Wilbur C. Rountree

Suffolk , VA
04.04.1938 - 03.20.2020
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Wilbur C. Rountree, 81, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020. He was predeceased in death by his parents, Edith and Gerald Rountree; son Brian Keith Rountree and brothers Earl, Kirkman, and James Rountree and sister Eunice Whitley.

Wilbur was a retired farmer and currently worked at Farmers Feed & Seed. He was an active member of Holy Neck Christian Church. He was a past master of McAlister Masonic Lodge #185, past president of Suffolk Shrine Club, and past captain of Khedive Shrine Motor Corp. Wilbur also spent countless hours tending to and caring for his garden.

Wilbur leaves behind his loving wife of 59 years, Shirley Parker Rountree; daughter Pam R. Goodman and husband Tommy; daughter-in-law Donna B. Rountree; three precious grandchildren Winston Chad Goodman, Emily Brooke Rountree, Erin Olivia Rountree; brother Bobby Rountree wife Nancy; sister Geraldine Rountree and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at Holy Neck Christian Church Cemetery with Masonic Rights on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 11 AM by Rev. Dr. Dave Meadors. Viewing will be Monday through Wednesday from 9 AM to 5 PM. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk VA 23434 is serving the family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Holy Neck Building Fund in memory of Wilbur. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFh.com

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Holy Neck Christian Church Cemetery
4400 Holy Neck Road
Suffolk , VA 23437
United States


I am so sad to learn of Wilbur’s loss. My heart goes out to Shirley, Pam and Tommy, Bobby and Nancy and all his loved ones. I always enjoyed seeing him at Farmers Feed and Seed. He was a good man, and I know his loss will truly be felt in the community.

Kay W Hurley

Our hearts are broken to hear of Wilbur's passing. Praying the Lord will give your family a peace that passes all understanding. God bless you all. What a wonderful man and friend.
We will certainly miss him.

Love....Joanie & Keith

Joanie & Keith Hobbs

Pam and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending our love.

Susan and Glenn Adams

Our hearts are heavy as we learn of the death of Wilbur. Such a good man, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Our prayers are with you Shirley, Pam and Tommy, Donna, Bobby and Nancy, and the grandchildren as you mourn his loss. Hold fast and trust that we will all see him again. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Joan and Johnny Minter

Johnny & Joan Fowler Minter



So sorry to hear of you loss. God bless you'll.

Carey Copeland

Shirley and family, I am so very sorry for the loss of Wilbur. I am praying that our Heavenly Father will give you the peace and understanding that will carry through. I know as a family you will draw strength from your Heavenly Father and each other.
My love to all of you.

Hope Griffin

Went to school with Wilbur and he has always been a friend. Thoughts and prayers to the family. What a good man!

Jeannette Fowler

Our prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. May your love and memories of Wilbur help you through this.

Paula and Kenny Smith

Our thoughts and prayers are with Shirley and the other members of Wilbur's Family as
you celebrate his life and mourn his loss. He was a much respected Leader of his
Church and his Community and will be sorely missed.

Oscar and Margaret Fowler

What an honor to have known and been loved by this dear, sweet man. Words never suffice in such situations. We can only say to all family and friends, we mourn this loss with you. We know Wilbur will celebrate being with us all again in our homegoing, just as he was received with open arms by family and friends who went before him.
The Elliotts

David and Pauline Elliott

David & Mary Lou extend their sympathy to Pam & Tommy & all the rest of the family. May God's peace surround you today and in the days ahead. I know you will miss him, draw strength from God. Love you.

Mary Lou Bryant

We are saddened to hear of Wilbur's passing. Condolences, prayers and love to your family.

Jarial Shurfield, Darlene Dillard and Max

I am so sorry to hear of the death of Wilbur. My heart goes out to you. I am so glad I was able to get in some hugs with all of you before all this. You all have some big hugs coming later down the road. Love to all of you.

Judy Duke

I am saddened to hear of Wilbur’s passing. I will surely miss him at the feed store. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. God has call home one of his Children.

Mason copeland

Our heartfelt love pours out to all the family upon receiving this sad news of Wilbur's passing. The first thoughts were in knowing how much he did love all of you. Over the years of great conversation, we enjoyed catching up on the family and how proud he always was. He was also such a great friend who will be sadly missed. Thoughts and prayer are being sent your way.
Love you all,
Jay, Jeanie and Jay Jr.

Jeanie Baines

My heart is saddened with Wilbur being gone from us ! I’ve always gotten a big HUG whenever I saw him! My last hug was at Stanley’s service! Well All the HOLY NECKERS are together having a good time—without having to worry about the Coronavirus!! May God be with you Shirley, Pam n Tommy, Bobby n Nancy and the rest of the family!! My heart goes out to you all!! 😇🙏🤗❣️

Carla Jones

Dear Shirley and family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Wilbur. I always enjoyed talking to you’ll. May you find comfort in The Lord at this time and know we are thinking of you. Minnie and Ray Smith

Minnie Smith

Shirley, Donna,Pam,Tommy and Chad
My Prayers are being sent for all during the coming Days that the Good Lord above will ease your pain and bring Peace & comfort to your Heart's as only He can 🙏

Robert S Clayton

To my Aunt Shirley and cousin Pam, I am thinking of you and the family at this time during the loss of my dear beloved Uncle Wilbur.
I have so many fond memories of Uncle Wilbur as he was just a teenager when we visited the Rountree farm.
Uncle Wilbur would take charge of me and show me how to farm as a youngster and teenager myself. I will miss him tremendously. My LOVE to ALL Y'ALL...,
GOD blessed him in life here and God continues to bless Aunt Shirley and the family.

Raymond Fowler

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