Burnet "Fred" Lewis Waring, Sr.

S1/c (SIGNALMAN) onboard 1945-1946

Fred Waring circa 1945 Fred Waring, Signalman

Fred Waring and Ed Colford
Burnet "Fred" Waring (left) with Ed Colford

The obituary for Burnet "Fred" Lewis Waring was kindly provided to us by his wife and is quoted below:

Burnet Lewis Waring, 79, died December 31, 2005, at his retirement home at Cedarfield. He is survived by his wife of 48 hears, Ann Marie Schaefer Waring; two children, Burnet (Barney) Waring, Jr. and his wife Debbie, and Mary Waring Freedlander and her husband Stuart; five grandchildren, Jessica Marie Waring, Justin Burnet Waring, Mathew Phillip Freedlander, Nicholas Lewis Freedlander and Wyatt William Waring; sister, Betty W. Davis of St. Petersburg, Florida; two brothers, Robert L. Waring and wife Mickey, of Fredericksburg, and Marshall L. Waring and wife, Dru, of Richmond.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cedarfield, 2300 Cedarfield Parkway. Graveside services private.

Mr. Waring was a native of West Point, Virginia, and the oldest son of the late William George Waring and Jessie Carter Lewis Waring. Upon graduation from West Point High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was assigned to ships in the Pacific and Atlantic Theaters, serving on the USS WRIGHT (AG 79) and the USS WILLIAM R RUSH (DD 714), and was a member of both reunion associations.

After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he attended Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, West Virginia, where he was a life member of the school’s alumni association. Mr. Waring was a graduate of the University of Richmond, and a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and a past member of the Varina Lions Club. For two years, he was an examiner with the Bureau of Banking of the State Corporation Commission. Before early retirement in 1986, he spent more than 30 years in banking, 27 of those years with the Bank of Virginia (now Wachovia). For a number of years, he was secretary-manager of the Clearing House Association of Richmond before the Federal Reserve Bank took over that function for Richmond area banks. Mr. Waring is believed to have been the last Richmond banker to hold the “key to the Clearing House.”

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Samaritan Fund at Cedarfield, 2300 Cedarfield Parkway, Richmond, Virginia 23233, or the charity of your choice.