Waller Crockett Tabb, M.D., 75, of Ware Neck, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011, at his home.
He was born in Richmond, Va., to the late John Lloyd Tabb II, M.D., and Emily Crockett Tabb. He attended Richmond schools, the St. Christopher School and graduated from the University of Virginia in 1955. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1959. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1959 where he became a U.S. Naval Flight Surgeon. He served on the USS Forrestal, USS Shangri-La and the USS Lexington during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Following his Naval service, he returned to the University of Virginia Hospital as a resident in Internal Medicine from 1964-1967. Following his residency he moved to Lakeland, Fla., where he was in private practice at the Watson Clinic. Following his retirement, he moved to Ware Neck where he worked part-time at the Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic and later part-time at the Newport News Health Department.
During his life, he was a devoted sailor. Along with his wife, Shot, he sailed over the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, and Florida Keys. They were avid snow skiers and were also certified scuba divers, diving the waters of the Caribbean and Hawaii.
While in practice he was a diplomate of the Boards of Internal Medicine and Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He held fellowships in the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, and American College of Allergy & Immunology.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John Lloyd Tabb III. He is survived by his loving love, Lana "Shot" Tabb; his children, Waller C. Tabb Jr. (Mary), the Rev. Stewart Tabb, and John Tabb (Sherri), along with six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his in-laws, Janis Mason (Chuck), Janet Plum, Nancy McNeill (John) and Monty Williams (June).
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2011, at 2 p.m. in Ware Episcopal Church by the Rev. Daniel O. Worthington Jr.
Memorial donations may be made to Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic P.O. Box 943, Hayes, Va. 23072 or Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society, P.O. Box 385, Gloucester, Va. 23061 or the Wounded Warrior Project at www .woundedwarriorproject.org.
Andrews Funeral Home, Gloucester, is in charge of arrangements.