Walter B. Bagby, Sr.

Sunrise: December 21, 1934

Sunset: February 19, 2021

Walter Barron Bagby, Sr., Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather and Army Veteran, 86 yrs. old,  transitioned on February 19, 2021 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Walter Bagby, Sr. is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Dorethea; dedicated son, Walter, Jr.; his sister, Leonora Alexander and two brothers, Lionel and William. Walter Bagby, Sr. was a brother of the Lambda Omega Chapter of the Historic Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and a graduate of Shaw University, as well as Hampton University.

Viewing Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:30pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Entombment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Carmella T Norman says

    Uncle Walter, you exemplified love and compassion in all your actions. Your mild manners allowed everyone to feel safe, loved and comfortable. Thank you for being an example in my life. You and Aunt Doretha taught me act of love by service.

    Thank you,

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    rosa owens says

    John and Rosa Owens offer your family our sincere condolences and sympathy. We will remember you with heartfelt thoughts and caring and wishing you the light of God’s love, and the warmth of His comfort and blessings..

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    Rev. Dr. James Edwards, lll says

    Sister Doretha and family members of Brother Walter B. Bagby, Sr., my wife, Rev. Dee and I join together in praying for you and offering our condolences on the passing of Brother Bagby. He was such a kind, warm person and we shall truly miss his spirit. Also , to Lenora my 1960 classmate at BTW and William my wife’s 1964 classmate at the same school , you are truly in our prayers as well. Rest in peace Brother Bagby for a job well done.
    Rev. Dr. James Edwards, lll
    Immediate Past 3rd. District Chaplain of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
    Huntersville Boy

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    Paul L. Annderson says

    The entire Bagby family are in our thoughts and prayers. I am a friend and fraternity chapter brother of Bill Bagby. May God grant you His Peace during this transitional time for your family. May God continue to be with your entire family.

    Brother Paul L. Anderson, Beta Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
    Pastor, The Fountain of Raleigh Fellowship, 9621 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

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    Joe Goodrich says

    The Goodrich family( Darnell, Leon and Joe ) wish ‘Doe’ the best of the best. Walt was a perfect gentleman and great friend…..He was one of the original MALL WALKERS at Chesapeake Square . He was a perfect gentleman to all and a favorite of the REGULARS
    ……he was just a good guy and we will miss him very much. He is simply irreplaceable …………………God Bless him…..I am proud to be his friend

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    Bishop Perry says

    My sincere condolences on the passing of Walter. Always greeted me with that warm smile and that a Omega spirit. My continued prayers for you and the family.

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      Alexis DeVosé says

      Grandpa, my heart hurts, but your suffering is no more.

      I will forever miss you….

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    eunice shands says

    What a beautiful voice & beautiful person
    I know you are singing with the heavenly angels.

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    Gene Jones says

    Brother Bagby was a fraternity brother, family friend and mentor. He will truly be missed and no one could sing the solo of Omega Dear like Walt Bagby. Rest well FIETTS!

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      Clifton E Barnhill says

      It is with sincere sadness to hear of the passing of our beloved teacher Mr. Walter Bagby. As communications chair of the Booker T Washington class of 1963 I am sure my fellow class members are in wholehearted agreement that he will be missed. He was a friend of graduates and students of Booker T Washington High School where he served so long.

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    David L. Fitts says

    Rest In Peace Bro. Walt Bagby, Sr.


    We are praying for your uplift especially now. May God continue to strengthen you with memories of Walt and all the great things you shared.

    Heaven has gained another loyal son of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and at that appointed day and time, we will see Walt again!

    Until we meet again…

    Much Love and Respect!

    Maxine Turner Fitts (Shaw University grad) and Bro. David L. Fitts, Immediate Past Basileus, Beta Phi Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

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    Karen Dawkins says

    It is with deep sadness, that I extend my condolences to you, “Aunt Doe” and “Lil’ Walt”. Uncle Walt has been a loving fixture in my life…for all of my life. I am grateful for his love, kindness, support, and guidance. I can still hear the doorbell ringing and him walking in and announcing that he was here! Our home was his home and his home was our home. We are “family” in every sense of the word.
    I am strengthened to know that he will continue to watch over me. Love to you always, Uncle Walt.
    Karen Smith Dawkins and Jordan Dawkins

    May God bring you all peace and comfort during this difficult time.

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    Dearest Doe,
    Words can’t express my sadness for the love of your wonderful husband.

    As we celebrate his life and honor his legacy; I pray that God helps you to feel the caring thoughts being sent your way, and that in time, your heart heals, too.

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    Alveta Green says

    Deepest sympathy on the passing of Walter . He was my classmate from the 8th grade at BTW Intermediate on through BTW HIGH School graduating in the Class of “52. He and my husband rode the bus to their respective colleges, Shaw and NCCU. God needed another Great singer for the Angel Choir.
    God bless you and the family Doretha.

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    James and Michele McCoy says

    We offer our sincere condolences to the Bagby family. Walt Bagby was a nice man who will be missed greatly by the McCoy family. We especially will miss his beautiful tenor voice. Rest in heaven and peace to your family.

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    George Easter says

    The Easter Family offers are sincere condolence during this difficult time. Walter was a perfect gentlemen, true friend and one of the original mall walkers at Chesapeake Square mall. May you find comfort in knowing He is with our Father in Heaven.

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    Gladys Massenburg says

    Deepest sympathies to the Bagby family.
    Steve and Gladys Massenburg.

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