William T. “Bill” Wingfield, 74, custom home builder and Norfolk firefighter

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William Wingfield
William Wingfield

William T. “Bill” Wingfield, 74, passed away peacefully, on Sept. 3, 2016, with family and friends by his side after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer.

He was born in Portsmouth, Va. to the late James and Mary Alice Revell Wingfield.

Bill grew up in East Ocean View, he attended Holy Trinity and graduated from Norview High School. He worked on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel during its construction as a crane operator. Then he worked as a Norfolk firefighter while attending Old Dominion University. He graduated from ODU with a degree in economics. He worked for five years as the assistant city assessor of Chesapeake. After that, he started an appraisal business while also starting to build homes on the side. Eventually, he followed his passion and started building award-winning custom homes.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 33 years, Calvie; daughters Cheryl Small, Susan Barber (Chris), Sharon Chapman (Keith), Cecilia Cornelius, and Natalie Wingfield; nine grandchildren, Trey (Joline), Luke, Layne, Joey, Maggie, Emilie, James, and Davis; and great-grandson Sawyer Thomas. Close friends Mike Germano, Mary K. Miller, Gary Harrington and too many more to mention. Lucy and Henry will always be with you. He was predeceased by brothers Charles Wingfield, and James Wingfield

The family received friends Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. A celebration of life took place at 10:00 a.m on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel followed by a graveside ceremony at All Saints Cemetery in Portsmouth.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in his honor to Musella Foundation for brain tumor research at www.virtualtrials.com.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.