William John Scarper, Sr.

August 17, 1922September 3, 2018

William J. Scarper passed away peacefully September 3, 2018 surrounded by his three children; Johnnie Mae Burbage, William J. Scarper and Richard W. Scarper. A native of Chincoteague, VA, he spent his adult life in Virginia Beach. He is preceded in death by his beautiful wife of 70 years, Ardie Mae Scarper and three sisters. He is survived by three children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He served his county well in Europe during World War II in the U. S. Army, 94th Infantry Division. Our father never spoke of the war. He once commented to do so, “would require too much from his soul.” He retired as Fire Chief, Dam Neck Naval Base.

You will be missed Dad. A graveside service will be held at Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 3:30pm. Online condolences may be offered to the family at


  • Graveside Service Saturday, September 8, 2018

William John Scarper, Sr.

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John Clyburn

September 13, 2018

Condolences from the members of the 94th Infantry Division Historical Society on the passing of William J. Scarper, Cannon 301 Inf.

John Clyburn, Secretary