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Peter Van Deman, 79, of Marshall, passed away Jan. 7, 2020, at Fauquier Hospital. Pete was born Nov 26, 1940, in Nashville, Tenn., to the Frank E. Van Deman and Kathryn Ayers. He was owner/agent of Van Deman Insurance Agency in Marshall for 41 years. After his two-day retirement, he became the principal broker/co-owner of Fauquier Realty.
Pete moved to Marshall with his family when he was 12. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1959 and attended Bridgewater College. He served his country in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve. He was a charter member of Boy Scout Troop 177, a charter/life member of the Marshall Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department and a charter member of The Fauquier Citizens Academy. He served on the board of directors of The Fauquier Heritage Society, a life member of the Fauquier Lions Club, a member of Cochran Masonic Lodge, past president Randy Carter Chapter of Float Fishermen of Virginia, Eastern Virginia Surf Fishing Team, Ocracoke Island Realty Surf Fishing Team and N.C. Beach Buggy Association Pete was a member of Marshall United Methodist Church.
He is survived by Marge, his wife of 37 years, and his beloved children, John Nalls (Dana) and Susan Owens (Frank); his grandchildren, Lauren Owens, Thomas, David, Brigid, Steven and Karen Nalls; his niece, Judy Russel; his grandniece, Elizabeth Payne, and his grandnephew, Zac Payne.
Pete's great love was fishing and spending as much time as possible on a river or beach. He loved carpentry and worked on many rehab projects with both the Marshall United Methodist Church Mission Team and with “Miss” Anne Davis; mission projects at Pine Ridge Native American Reservation in South Dakota.
He was predeceased by his brother, Frank Van Deman; his nephew, Chuck Van Deman, and his niece, Stacy Payne. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Marshall United Methodist Church. A reception will follow at the Marshall Ruritan Building.
Memorial contributions may be made to Marshall Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department, P.O. Box 225, Marshall, Va. 20115.
Online condolences may be offered at www.roystonfuneralhome.net.
November 26, 1940-January 7, 2020
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