Harry W. Wainwright

June 4, 1934June 6, 2019

Harry W. Wainwright went to be with the Lord on June 6, 2019. He was born in Hampton, Virginia the son of the late Harry and Sadie Wainwright. He was preceded in death by his siblings John Wainwright and Doris Laughlin.

Mr. Wainwright is survived by his wife Nancy; sons, Jeff Wainwright and Gary Wainwright (Tracy); grandson, Colby; granddaughters, Ella, Elysa, Emily and Amy; brothers, Robert Wainwright (Betty) and Fay Lee Wainwright (Betty).

Harry (Billy) retired from the Newport News Shipyard and loved the Lord, his family, and the Chickahominy River.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on June 10, 2019 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home 2551 N. Armistead Ave Hampton, VA 23666. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be at Parklawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Smith Memorial Baptist Church’s Mission Fund or the Hospice House in Williamsburg.


  • Nancy Wainwright, Wife
  • Jeff Wainwright, Son
  • Gary Wainwright (Tracy), Son
  • Colby *, Grandson
  • Ella *, Granddaughter
  • Elysa *, Granddaughter
  • Emily *, Granddaughter
  • Amy *, Granddaughter
  • Harry Wainwright, Father (deceased)
  • Sadie Wainwright, Mother (deceased)
  • John Wainwright, Brother (deceased)
  • Doris Laughlin, Sister (deceased)
  • Robert Wainwright (Betty), Brother
  • Fay Lee Wainwright (Betty), Brother


  • Visitation

    Monday, June 10, 2019

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Monday, June 10, 2019

  • Reception

    Monday, June 10, 2019


Harry W. Wainwright

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Sandy Morrison

June 10, 2019

Billy was a great guy and did indeed love the River. Memories of many great Ski Shows and days on the river. May God be with the family at this difficult time. See you in Heaven Billy.

Stanley KLICH

June 9, 2019

I remember a time when we had a family picnic on the river, at moms and dads house. We made some strawberry Ice cream, before most of the family arrived. Billy suggested that we taste it to ensure that it was good. Several of us thought that was a good idea, however we ended up emptying the container. Guess who walks in next. My momma, and she was not happy. After some poor excuses, we had to make more. I believe it was orange ice cream.

We really enjoyed the family reunion at Nancy and Billy's. And all of the family dinners and picnics that this family had together, for years and years.

Dianne Ferebee

June 9, 2019

Billy was a ray of sunshine each Sunday Morning at SMBC. My Ralph would look for him and the conversations would begin. He will be missed by us all. God Bless you Nancy and the entire Wainwright family. I'm sure Billy and Ralph are both looking down on us and sharing their stories.