John Chester Wirt
John Chester Wirt, 79, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. John was a native of Salisbury, Maryland and former resident of Salem, VA before moving to Yorktown in 1959. He was a veteran of the US Navy and retired from Newport News Shipbuilding after 45 years of service. He was a member of Providence United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lamuel and Ada Wirt; a son John Steven Wirt; a brother Jack Wirt, Jr. and sister Shirley Hylton. He is survived by his wife Ellen C. Wirt; a daughter Amy E. Wirt; a grandson Johnathon Wade Kelley; sisters, Marcie Muncy, Betty Greene and Rose Webb and a brother Dan Wirt.
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 pm on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in the cemetery of Providence United Methodist Church with Rev. C. Douglas Akers officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Peninsula SPCA, 523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.
Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.