Walter Sheely

Walter Sheely

Friday, January 11th, 1935 Friday, March 6th, 2020

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Walter Sheely, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Walter Sheely.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.


Obituary for Walter Lewis Sheely Jr.

SSgt. Walter Lewis Sheely, Jr. (US Air Force, Ret.), 85, of Chambersburg, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Menno Haven Rehabilitation Center. Born January 11, 1935 in Hanover, PA, he was a son of the late Walter Lewis Sheely, Sr. and Myra Emma Hanna Sheely. A Vietnam War veteran, Walter served honorably in the US Air Force as an Air EVAC Medic throughout his entire 20 years career. He retired in April of 1973 having been awarded three Air Medals, the Air Force Commendation Medal, two National Defense Medals, the Expeditionary Force Medal (Cuba) and the Republic of Vietnam Service Medal (7 campaigns). Following his retirement from the military he was employed at Letterkenny Army Depot for 20 years until his retirement in 1994. He was a life member of VFW, American Legion, AMVETS, the Air Force Sergeant’s Association, and the NRA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Roberta Marie Rose Sheely, whom he married February 9, 1957; two daughters, Julie Ann Miller (James) of Ft. Loudon and Susan Marie Outland (Michael) of Chesapeake, VA; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, William “Jess” Sheely (Shirley) of Cheyenne, WY of Thomas E. Sheely (Doris) of New Oxford, PA. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, and extended family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Bruce Sheely; and a great-grandson, Barrett Outland.

A memorial service to celebrate Walter’s life will be held at 11:30 Friday, March 13, 2020 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA. Rev. Philip Foster, Jr. will officiate. Military honors will be provided by members of the VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Private interment will be in Mt. Holly Cemetery.

Online condolences may be offered on his Book of Memories page at

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Walter Lewis Sheely Jr., please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
Read Less

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 13th, 2020 | 10:30am - 11:30am
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    Friday, March 13th, 2020
    10:30am - 11:30am
  • Service

    Friday, March 13th, 2020 | 11:30am
    Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Road
    Friday, March 13th, 2020

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each

Subscribe to Updates

We encourage you to share any memorable photos or stories about Walter. All tributes placed on and purchased through this memorial website will remain on in perpetuity for generations.

Tribute Wall

Private Condolence
Would you like to attach a photo or video to your condolence?

No video recorded.

Honor the life of Walter Lewis Sheely Jr. by planting a memorial tree.
Planted in the area of greatest need


You will be missed very very much and we will never forget you ever! I miss you very much and I love you very much
Comment | Posted at 04:18pm via Condolence

Lori and Chris

Grandad, you will be in our hearts forever and you will never know how much you meant to us.
Flower Image

Memorial Flowers Purchased

Lori and Chris purchased the Full Heart and planted a memorial tree for the family of Walter Sheely.
Comment | Posted at 01:14pm via Floral Arrangements

Lois Koons

Graduated from high school with Walter and we were members of Redeemers UCC together. He was a very nice person and I have good memories of those times. Lois Feeser Koons, Tallahassee, Fl
Comment | Posted at 04:13pm via Condolence

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

With love and hugs, Kris and Al Compas
Flower Image

Memorial Flowers Purchased

Flowers were purchased for the family of Walter Sheely.
Comment | Posted at 02:52pm via Floral Arrangements

Why light a candle?

This is why you should light a candle..

Share by: