Richard E. Shewry
Richard E. Shewry Virginia Beach - Richard E. Shewry 79, passed away peacefully on January 6, 2017. He was a proud patriot and loved his country. He served in the Navy as an engine mechanic for 20 years. He was a lifetime member of the DAV, VFW, and the American Legion. For several years he was the commander of the Pungo VFW post 1211. Upon retirement, he resided in Knotts Island and worked as a custodian and bus driver for Knotts Island Elementary. He was an asset to the Knotts Island community. He was known as "Mr. Fixit". He helped everyone, at one time or another, no matter how big or small the job. Richard was preceded in death by his parents,a sister, and a brother. Survivors include his two sisters and a brother on the west coast. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. There will be a celebration of life at a later date.
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