William Kenneth Shearon, III

April 3, 1956January 8, 2018
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William Kenneth “Kenny” Shearon, III, (Round Man), 61, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018. He was a Hampton Roads native.

In 2000, he retired, after a career of 25 years as a Pipefitter in the X42 Department at the Newport News Ship Yard. He was a classic car enthusiast and especially enjoyed Corvettes. A big NASCAR fan, his favorite driver was Richard Petty. His favorite NFL football team was the Washington Redskins.

He was preceded in rest by his parents, Ruby and William “Bill” Shearon, Jr. Surviving members of his family include his sisters, La Nell T. Poland, and Martha “Marty” Jeffries and husband John B. Jeffries, Jr.; nieces and nephews, Anne Tarr, John B. Jeffries, III and wife Melissa, Kimberly Davis and husband Danny D. Davis, Jr., Jerry D. Jeffries and wife Tanya, and Julie Lippens and husband John; great-nieces and nephews, Robert Belford, IV, Rhiannon Belford, Tyler Jeffries, Kensley “Cupcake” Jeffries, Kyle Jeffries, Brandon Jeffries, Alan Fagley, Cole Fagley, Aiden Jeffries, Trevor Jeffries, and Evan Jeffries.

The family thanks Abby Taylor for all her care and support rendered to Kenny during his time of illness.

The family will receive friends 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home and Memorial Park. A celebration of Kenny’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 12 at the funeral home. Entombment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23666.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 11, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, January 12, 2018

William Kenneth Shearon, III

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David Evans

January 15, 2018

Sorry to hear about Kenny. Knew he had been in ill health for a while. Glad you are at peace now. I'll tend to remember a younger Kenny from Pembroke High School and his 1969 Corvette with black diamond interior. May God with you.

Andrew Johansson

January 11, 2018

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Shearon. I am the Podiatrist who has been treating his feet/legs for the past 2 years. We had a special relationship and would routinely spend several extra minutes talking together as he sucked on a piece of candy I would save for him. My thoughts and prayers to his extended family. I will miss him for sure.

Joe and Pam Moore

January 11, 2018

Ms. Marty and Family: We are so sorry for your loss. I remember our times at your house when we sat out in front of your house and spent hours outside in the spring and summer just visiting and having a great time. Those are times to remember. Kenny will be greatly missed. We will certainly miss seeing him. Always remember the good times that you both spent together.

Anne Tarr

January 10, 2018

Oh, my Kennikins, we got into so much trouble over the years! Whether it was racing around the back yard on your mini bike, or me tagging along when you went to shoot hoops at Bud Finch's, or shoot pool at Bernie's or work on your go-kart at Laddie Jones, I know I drove you batty because I was always in your face. I loved you so much, I didn't want to let you out of my sight! I'll miss you coming to the house and opening the fridge, asking "what have you got good to eat?" You were the best uncle/big brother a girl could ask for and this huge, Kenny-sized hole in my heart won't ever heal. Love you, Pete!

Peggy Roach

January 10, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss Marty. Alton and I always loved Kenny. He had heart of gold and we remember him fondly for his loving friendship