Roger Glen Furgurson died Thursday, February 20, 2020. He was a native of Danville, Virginia and had been a resident of Williamsburg for 58 years. Mr. Furgurson was a U.S. Navy veteran and a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VA Tech). He retired from the Aviation Advanced Technology Directorate at Ft. Eustis. Roger was always interested in aviation and was a flight instructor for a number of years. He was interested in birds and nature all of his life. Roger enjoyed playing the harmonica and was a member of a band that played music in various venues in the Williamsburg area. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Beulah (Bea) Orange Furgurson; and parents, Ernest B. Furgurson and Passie D. Furgurson. Survivors include his beloved children, Mark of Montvale, Virginia, Ann of Montrose, Colorado, and Neal of Roanoke, Virginia; grandchildren, Mark, Jr. (Karen), Jamie and Jacob; great grandchildren, Rebecca, Thomas and Kingston; and brother, Ernest B. (Pat) Furgurson, Jr. of Washington, D.C. A service will be held Friday, February 28th at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg at 2pm with the visitation to follow beginning at 3pm.
Kenneth Duane Hampton, 83, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Ken attended Mars Hill College and graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Upon graduation in pursuit of his love for aviation, he came to the Peninsula to work for NASA, Langley, in the Transonic Dynamics Tunnel, and later transferred to the US Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD) (AVLABS) at Ft. Eustis, until his retirement in 1993. After retirement, he worked at Jamestown Settlement, was involved with CNU’s Life-Long Learning Society, and pursued his love of art and was an accomplished painter.
Ken had a passion for serving others and the community. This was exemplified by his over 50 years of working with the Boy Scouts of America, especially with Troops 48 and 6. He was awarded the Silver Beaver and the Distinguished Scouting Award. Ken made a positive impact in the lives of so many boys through the years. He believed in scouting and taught by example, serving as a role model. Ken organized many a Klondike Derby, hiked the C & O Canal more times that he would have liked to remember, participated in numerous summer camps, and enjoyed a trip to Philmont. If added up, his time spent in the woods camping would have been over 6 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church.