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Waverly Everett Thurston Jr.

April 27, 1932March 27, 2021

Waverly E. Thurston Jr. (88) passed away peacefully at home on March 27, 2021.

He was born on April 27, 1932 in Charlottesville, VA and was raised on a farm in Crozet, VA. Waverly was a graduate from the University of Virginia. He served briefly in the Navy and then went on to have a lifelong career with State Farm Insurance. It was at State Farm where he met his wife Colette. In 1969, they moved their family to Springfield, VA and raised 2 boys; Kevin and Patrick.

Waverly was a devout Christian who was a member of the First Baptist Church of Springfield for 52 years. His number one passion was his family. Waverly was a crossword puzzle master and always completed the daily crossword puzzle in the Washington Post. He also had a big passion for his favorite sports teams The Nationals, The Redskins, and anyone with a UVA jersey.

Waverly is survived and deeply missed by his loving wife of 59 years, Colette Thurston, 2 Sons and their spouses, Kevin and his wife Melanie, Patrick and his wife Beth, 5 grandchildren, Courtney, Zachary, Casey, Ashley, Ryleigh, and also 2 granddogs, Harper and Mayzie.

Visitation will be held on April 3, 2021 from 10:00 – 10:30 am at First Baptist Church of Springfield, 7300 Gary St., Springfield, VA.

Funeral Service will be held on April 3, 2021 at 10:30 am at First Baptist Church of Springfield, 7300 Gary St., Springfield, VA. There will also be a livestream that can be found at

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuTnek7Tio769iDuiJfD7zA

There will be a private graveside service for the family on April 5, 2021.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes that memorial donations be given to Oldies But Goodies Cocker Rescue https://cockerspanielrescue.com/ and / or The First Baptist Church of Springfield https://fbcspringfield.org/giving/

  • FAMILY

  • Waverly is survived and deeply missed by his loving wife of 59 years, Colette Thurston, 2 Sons and their spouses, Kevin and his wife Melanie, Patrick and his wife Beth, 5 grandchildren, Courtney, Zachary, Casey, Ashley, Ryleigh, and also 2 granddogs, Harper and Mayzie.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 3, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 3, 2021

Memories

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Marshall Major

April 18, 2021

As a former colleague of Waverly I send my condolences to this fine man’s family. A gentleman in the conduct of his profession, Waverly also observed the individual strengths of those around him. His business acumen was exceeded only by his kindly affect and generosity.

Mona Williams

April 1, 2021

Kevin, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I’m sorry for your family.
Prayers to your family for peace and healing.

Kath;een Blankenship

March 31, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Waverly. I will always remember him running t htough the neighborhood for all those years. May he continue to run in Heaven.
Thoughts and prayers to the family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY