Edwin Pilcher

September 18, 1947September 25, 2013

Edwin Duval “Bootie” Pilcher, 66, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away peacefully on September 25, 2013 surrounded by his family. Bootie was born Sept. 18, 1947 to the late Dr. Edwin Mason Pilcher and Frances Lamb Pilcher. He grew up in Petersburg, Virginia and graduated from Randolph-Macon Academy. He attended Old Dominion University and graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan College in 1972 where he was selected as a member of the Sports Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as a member and Captain of the golf team which he lead to the conference title in 1972. Bootie served as President and General Manager of Southlawn Memorial Park from 1978 to 1991 and later at Oaklawn Mausoleum and Memory Gardens in Staunton. He was a former member of Petersburg Rotary Club and Breakfast Rotary Club and former Member of Christ and Grace Episcopal Church in Petersburg and later, a member of Bruton Parish Church. An avid golfer, Bootie won many PGA sanctioned amateur golf tournaments. He was a former member of Country Club of Petersburg where he was Member-Guest champion in 1974 and Men’s Golf Champion in 1968, 1969, 1971 and 1978. He also won several other championships throughout the Commonwealth including the Kingsmill Seniors Championship. His avocation could have been his vocation as he was an extraordinary cook and chef. Left to fondly remember his love, devotion and kindness are his wife, Melinda Eure Pilcher, and three sons Edwin Mason Pilcher, II and his wife Katherine W. Tanner Pilcher, Francis Robert Pilcher, his wife Allison Perkinson Pilcher and son Owen Bradley, all of Richmond, and Raleigh Colston Pilcher of Williamsburg. Memorial services will be held at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held at Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to William and Mary Tribe Football, P.O. Box 399, Williamsburg, VA 23187 or The First Tee of the Virginia Peninsula, 41 Old Oyster Point Road, Suite C, Newport News, VA 23602.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 28, 2013

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Dougie MacKenzie

March 31, 2014

I was trying to find Bootie on the Internet only to be saddened by his passing.
Bootie and I were chums at R-MA.We were on the wrestling team.Bootie was
a guest at "Journey's End", my parents farm.Mom and Dad had a blast that
Sunday.Bootie was funny and charming.He touched a lot of lives.My condolences to his family. Dougie MacKenzie

October 18, 2013

Dear Melinda ,I just heard of booties passing.i was his partner when we won the 1974 member guest in Petersburg .we had great times together. Marion durst. Augusta ga

lynda jones

October 1, 2013


Peggy Elmore Cook

September 30, 2013

It is with great sadness that I read of Bootie's passing. My parents and his were good friends and though I haven't seen Bootie since the early 90s, I've always thought of him as someone I have been privileged to know. May you know God's love and peace in the days ahead.

susan pugh

September 30, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

September 30, 2013

You are in our hearts and prayers---Ben wants to give a special hug to Raleigh when he can.

Michelle Walmsley

September 29, 2013

Sending love, prayers and loving memories your way... Please tell Raleigh that Eruk misses his buddy...

September 28, 2013

Dear Mendy and Family, We are so sorry to hear this sad news. May God's love, and the love and support of family and friends help get you throught this most sorrowful time. Sending you a big hug and our love. Dr.& Mrs. Fred Bergen

Lisa Clinton

September 28, 2013

My heart goes out to you and Raleigh. Please know I am thinking of you and holding you close in prayer. Love you.

Ruth J. Gwyn

September 27, 2013

Please accept my deepest sympathies.