On February 15, 2016, Claude Wallace Celestin Sr. passed away at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center. He was originally from Baton Rouge, LA, but resided in Richmond, VA for over 20 years.
Claude retired as Maintenance Supervisor from the Baton Rouge Regional Airport in Baton Rouge, LA. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Felix Marx Celestin and Beatrice Romero Celestin; a son, Claude Wallace Celestin, Jr.; six brothers; and six sisters. He is survived by his children, Steven (Debbie) Stout, Paul (Terri) Stout, David (Geri) Stout, Tammy (Mike) Woodward, Kenny (Susan) Celestin, Cindy Celestin and Dale (Layna) Celestin; two brothers, Jack (Terry) and Danny (Sandra) Celestin; sister, Norma Burns; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Claude enjoyed gardening, yardwork, and cooking, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his four legged friends.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the entire staff at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond who cared for him over the years. They would also like to extend a special thank you to his friend and neighbor, Vickie Habboush.
The family will receive friends from Noon to 1pm Friday, February 19, at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294.
A graveside service will be held at 2pm at Greenwood Memorial Gardens, 12609 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23238.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.