Edward L. ‘Loy’ Senter Sr., 83, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara A. Senter; and parents, William E. and Edith G. Senter.
Loy was born Oct. 12, 1935, in Norfolk and was a resident of Chic’s Beach for nearly 80 years. Soon after graduating from Kempsville High School, he joined the Virginia Army National Guard, and for a period of years, he manned the Nike anti-aircraft missile sites that ringed Hampton Roads during the early days of the Cold War. He was a charter member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 110 for decades. Loy was a steadfast presence in both his church and community and was loved by his friends and family.
He is survived by his son, Edward Loy Senter Jr., and his wife, Lisa, of Chesterfield County; daughter, Kimberly Senter, of Virginia Beach; granddaughter, Morgan Senter; three grandsons, Michael Senter, Christopher Senter and Jeffrey Senter; and brother, Luther Senter, and his wife, Donna, of Fairfax County. He also leaves behind many other family members and close friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Road. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 3, at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 4200 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455.
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