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Lindsey Funeral Homes

473 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA

OBITUARY

Walter Edward Counts

July 27, 1952August 30, 2019
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Walter Edward Counts, 67, of Dayton, passed away on August 30, 2019 at Sentara-RMH Medical Center. He had not been in good health for one and half years.

He was born on July 27, 1952 in Harrisonburg and was to the son of the late Gilbert and Mabel Showalter Counts.

Walter lived his entire life in the Spring Creek area. He was a graduate of Turner Ashby High School and had been employed with Rockingham Precast. He enjoyed hunting and was a very hard working man.

On February 14, 1981, he married the former Charlene Life Caracofe, who survives.

He is also survived by son, Robert Counts and wife, Sandy, of Clover Hill, daughter, Stacie Counts of McGaheysville, sons, Christopher and Charles Caracofe both of Mt. Solon, daughter, Amanda Teter and his favorite son-in-law, Dusty, of Bridgewater; grandchildren, Brooklyn, Zach, Jacob, Gracie Mae and Drew; great grandson, Landon; brothers, Winston and George Counts; sisters, Shelia Shifflett and Jenell Sipos; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Keith Counts and his stepmother, Carolyn Counts.

A funeral service will be held 3 pm, Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg with Pastor Margaret Michael officiating. Burial will be in Weavers Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

The family would like to thank the Hahn Cancer Center staff, Palliative Care Staff and 2nd floor staff at Sentara-RMH; a special thanks to Dr. Robinson and Dr. King.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hahn Cancer Center, c/o RMH Foundation, 2010 Health Campus Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Charlene Life Caracofe Counts, Wife
  • Robert Counts & wife, Sandy, Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Stacie Counts, Daughter
  • Christopher Caracofe, Son
  • Charles Caracofe, Son
  • Amanda Teter & Favorite Son-in-law, Dusty, Daughter & Favorite Son-in-law
  • Brooklyn, Zach, Jacob, Gracie Mae & Drew, Grandchildren
  • Landon -, Great Grandson
  • Winston Counts, Brother
  • George Counts, Brother
  • Shelia Shifflett, Sister
  • Jenell Sipos, Sister
  • A Number Of, Nieces & Nephews
  • Mabel Showalter Counts, Mother (deceased)
  • Gilbert Counts, Father (deceased)
  • Keith Counts, Brother (deceased)
  • Carolyn Counts, Step-Mother (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dusty Teter, Active Pallbearer
  • Ray Miller, Active Pallbearer
  • Bobby Michael, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Budd, Active Pallbearer
  • Wade Robertson, Active Pallbearer
  • Russell Whitmer, Active Pallbearer
  • Robert Counts, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Christopher Caracofe, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Charles Caracofe, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Hahn Cancer Center

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Memories

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Deb Thompson

September 4, 2019

Rob,
I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and wishing you comfort in happy memories and the love of your family and friends. Blessings and peace,
Deb Thompson

Steven Owen

September 3, 2019

Always a good classmate and friend throughout our years in school from Bridgewater Elementary to Turner Ashby (Class of 71). May God watch over you in eternal rest, Walter!

Leary& Ellen Cllaw

September 2, 2019

Charlene & Family
Sorry to here of the passing of Walter. All of you are in our thoughts & prayers.
Leary & Ellen Colaw

crystal and jim tolson

September 2, 2019

so sorry to hear of walters passing . find strength in everyones prayers. god bless ypu

Dena Nazelrod

September 2, 2019

Lee & I are Ssoo SORRY for his LOSS !! We have MANY MEMORIES of July 4 PLUS Christmas Eve, Not even counting Moose Days, Jamie & Brandon.. The First Holidays are ALWAYS the WORST BUT know ALL ARE in our thoughts & prayers!! He WILL be MISSED!!👏👏♥️♥️

Deborah Michael

September 2, 2019

Charlene I'm so sorry to hear of Walter's passing. He's been a part of our family since middle school years, he was our brother in our hearts. He will be greatly missed and thought of often. Know you and your family are in our prayers. Debbie Michael

William Brooks

September 2, 2019

So Sorry to hear of the passing of my cousin Walter. Our thoughts and healing prayers are with the family!

Susan Huffman

September 1, 2019

Wanted to let you know that I am sorry for your loss. I went to Bridgewater Elementary and TA with Walter. We rode the same school bus to let you all know how I knew Walter.
Susan Shull Huffman

Dena & Lee Nazelrod

August 31, 2019

Charlene & Family, SSOO SORRY to lose Walter, SSOO MANY GREAT memories!! From the Moose to you all having parties & Many Christmas Eve’s, SSOO MUCH more!! God Bless to ALL of you in this time of sorrow BUT you KNOW he is looking down on us wanting a brewskie🍻He WILL be Missed!! God Bless to All!!

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Biography

Walter Edward Counts, 67, of Dayton, passed away on August 30, 2019 at Sentara-RMH Medical Center. He had not been in good health for one and half years.

He was born on July 27, 1952 in Harrisonburg and was to the son of the late Gilbert and Mabel Showalter Counts.

Walter lived his entire life in the Spring Creek area. He was a graduate of Turner Ashby High School and had been employed with Rockingham Precast. He enjoyed hunting and was a very hard working man.

On February 14, 1981, he married the former Charlene Life Caracofe, who survives.

He is also survived by son, Robert Counts and wife, Sandy, of Clover Hill, daughter, Stacie Counts of McGaheysville, sons, Christopher and Charles Caracofe both of Mt. Solon, daughter, Amanda Teter and his favorite son-in-law, Dusty, of Bridgewater; grandchildren, Brooklyn, Zach, Jacob, Gracie Mae and Drew; great grandson, Landon; brothers, Winston and George Counts; sisters, Shelia Shifflett and Jenell Sipos; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Keith Counts and his stepmother, Carolyn Counts.

A funeral service will be held 3 pm, Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg with Pastor Margaret Michael officiating. Burial will be in Weavers Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

The family would like to thank the Hahn Cancer Center staff, Palliative Care Staff and 2nd floor staff at Sentara-RMH; a special thanks to Dr. Robinson and Dr. King.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hahn Cancer Center, c/o RMH Foundation, 2010 Health Campus Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.