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Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville

4889 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA

OBITUARY

John Lewis Sweeney Sr.

February 8, 1930May 16, 2019
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John L. Sweeney, Sr., 89, passed away on May 16, 2019 with his loving family by his side. He was born on February 8, 1930 to the late Okie Mae and Peter P. Sweeney in Floyd County, Virginia. He is preceded in death by his son John L. Sweeney, Jr.

Mr. Sweeney was an Accountant and retired from Tidewater Construction after 30 years and also worked for American Funds for 9 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force, was a member of First Baptist Church of Norfolk and a member of the choir. He enjoyed playing golf, working in his yard and cheering for the Redskins and UVA.

He is survived by his loving wife Kay Sweeney; sons Jeffrey W. Sweeney (Kathy) and Kevin T. Sweeney (Shannon); and five grandsons Nick, Shane, Brice, Timmy and Daniel. A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, 4889 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462. A private funeral service will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019. A burial will be at Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke, VA. You may offer your condolences at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, May 19, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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John Williams

May 20, 2019

Jeff and Kevin and family our deepest sympathy in the passing of your father John was a character and I know he will be missed

Lyle Edwards

May 19, 2019

Jeff, Kevin & all the Sweeney family,
I am very sorry to read of your Dad’s passing. Keep your memories close as they will comfort you now & forever.
We will pray for all of you. May God’s peace & grace come to each of you.

Lyle & Millie Edwards

Jeff & Sharon Cardillo

May 19, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to John's family and friends...I remember fondly many wonderful memories from the choir in Norfolk, and was always thankful to have John as a friend...His love for His Lord, his family, and for golf were special parts of who he was...We had many great discussions about the Redskins and about golf, but He always remembered the One who made it all possible, the Lord Jesus...
May our Lord's comfort and peace totally overwhelm you in the days ahead.

Jeff & Sharon Cardillo

Kevin Grubb

May 19, 2019

I worked with John for many years at Tidewater Construction. He was a fine man.

Judi and Frank Bowen

May 18, 2019

Dear Kay and sons and grandchildren,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. So sorry for your loss.
When a Loved One becomes a Memory--The Memory then becomes a Treasure

Love you..

Robert and De Vandeberg

May 18, 2019

Kay, Dear,
We have pleasant memories of John smiling and hurrying through the church lobby on his way to the choir. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
With love,
Robert and De

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Biography

John L. Sweeney, Sr., 89, passed away on May 16, 2019 with his loving family by his side. He was born on February 8, 1930 to the late Okie Mae and Peter P. Sweeney in Floyd County, Virginia. He is preceded in death by his son John L. Sweeney, Jr.
Mr. Sweeney was an Accountant and retired from Tidewater Construction after 30 years and also worked for American Funds for 9 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force, was a member of First Baptist Church of Norfolk and a member of the choir. He enjoyed playing golf, working in his yard and cheering for the Redskins and UVA.
He is survived by his loving wife Kay Sweeney; sons Jeffrey W. Sweeney (Kathy) and Kevin T. Sweeney (Shannon); and five grandsons Nick, Shane, Brice, Timmy and Daniel.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, 4889 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462. A private funeral service will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019. A burial will be at Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke, VA. You may offer your condolences at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com.