Walter Spain, Jr. “Boe”

Sunrise: March 26, 1954

Sunset: October 9, 2021

Boe Spain entered into God’s house on Saturday, October 9, 2021. He was 67 when he departed this life. He was a native of Norfolk, VA.  His last employment was with The City of Virginia Beach in The Refresh Department. He also worked a few years with the City of Norfolk in Trash and Recycling.  Boe was a loving, wild and caring man, who would make things happen by any means necessary. Boe would bring light to any room, he entered with his smile, attire and his dimples.  He loved to party and clean his car!!!!!!!! Boe had a youthful, joking spirit, who loved his family, friends and OMG WOMEN. Boe was not perfect, but everything to many people.  He was the go to man, a patriarch of his family. Lord knows Boe Spain will be missed!!!! His words, “Live Your Life, Shitttttt We All Have To Go” He definitely lived his life.

Boe is predeceased by his mother, Lena Mae Spain, Norfolk, VA; father, Walter Spain, Sr., Philadelphia, PA; sister, Lenora Spain, Philadelphia, PA; one grandson and one great granddaughter. He leaves to carry on his memory, three daughters, Shawn Somerville, Quenella Somerville, “AKA Bang”, Tyeicia Bateman; three sons, Anthony “Dack” Somerville, Walter “Walt” Spain, III and Erik Walter Spain; eight granddaughters; three grandsons; four great grandchildren; two brothers, Marcellus Spain, Philadelphia, PA, and Marvin Barnes, Norfolk, VA and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.  He loved them all.


Viewing Monday, October 18, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Riverside Cemetery 1000 E. Indian River Road Norfolk, VA 23523 *Masks Required*

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    Inky says

    Bo I still can’t believe that you are gone. S I p Bo Spain

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      Marie Gillis says

      Boe you will be truly missed. You were a good man and a true “G” and everyone appreciated all that you have done for them. Continue with that beautiful smile and dimples, smiling in heaven. God bless 🙌 the entire family!😢😭 You will be missed from your friend Marie😢

      Marie Gillis-Reams

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    Bunny says

    Uncle Bo you was a true gentlemen among gentlemen and true legend in the neighborhood, always show kind gesture and wiling to help anyone. Words cannot express the sorrow of losing you. Rest easy Unk.

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    Sebrena R Daughtry says

    I am so hurt to know that u left us cuz Bo I just saw u the weekend before you passed. I hugged u and we said to each other that we luved each other. U we’re always over Cool charlie and checking in on my brother Sleepy. U will truly b missed by all the lives u touched. Take ur rest cuz Bo. And if u see my Daddy and the rest of the Spain’s up there tell them I miss and luv them all so much it’s alot of them. But y’all enjoy each other once again til I get there. 😭😭😭

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    Zay Sampson says

    On Behalf of the world, Our deepest condolences. Boe Spain was one of kind. A Legend, Pure Legend. Legends are not made they’re Born! 50 plus years we have shared the same circle, Which was call The Crew…..! Much love to the family.

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      WIDE says

      My Sincere Condolences And Prayers To The Family, Boe Was A OG That I Look Up To And Had The Pleasure To Work With Him, Rest On My Bro.You Will Be Turely Missed,Much Love To The Family, GOD Bless Y’all!🙏🏾

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    Lisa James a.k.a L J says

    L J that’s all I got to say words can’t express the pain my heart feels 40 years of Love and friendship Bo thanks for teaching me how to drive in that white Cadillac you and Boscoe Bo I will always love you miss you saying that LJ you better get some order about yourself

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    Angela Washington says

    Walter Spain ( AKA BOE Spain )
    Boe we will miss you i can not express the way our Friendship was bout one thing i can say is that you was a Friend that would listen
    and was understanding about Life.
    Fly on to Heaven you will be truly misses (Suzy Washington and Family.

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    Pastor M. Harrell says

    My cousin, Walter will truly be missed. He was a very sweet and gentle person. My condolences and prayers are for our family, that God will give us needed strength.

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    Patricia Webb (bay bay) says

    Rest in peace Boe, you will truly be miss by family and friends. I met you through Cynthia over 40 years ago out Tidewater Park, you were kind, pleasure and a wise man back then it’s a blessing to see that you stay on that loving road. RIH my brother job well done on earth.

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    Janet Smith says

    My Condolences. True gentleman.

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    Kendra Hunter says

    First I wanna thank God for giving me such a wonderful true friend and you knew how much I’d needed one and you knew just who to send. He was always there with willing helping hands, a shoulder I/you can lean upon and a heart that I cherished and understands. What a good and generous man you was, losing my love was devastating and know words can ever really relieve that pain and no one can fill the hole created by your loss, that Friday I left Virginia to move to San Antonio TX, I received a call that you grew your wings and left to go be with your loved ones in heaven, but until I see your beautiful smile again and them lovely dimples that always made me smile, love you always and forever and you will truly be missed my love. Love always Kendra

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    Sheva says

    My condolences to his family. Mr. Boe is what I called him and he would say Boe is fine. One sweet real man. This one hurt because he was always kind. I still owe him a prank lol. I’ll always remember him. Thanks to his family for sharing him.

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    Celes Nixon Keeling says

    With heart felt condolences ..Such a good person gone to soon. RIP n Heaven my friend ..

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    Naquarion spain says

    Bo Spain I miss you so so much cuzzo forever in my heart💔

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