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Harold Wayne “Hal” Lafreniere Sr., 75, of Cobbs Creek, passed away Jan. 14, 2017 in his home surrounded by family and friends.

He leaves behind his loving wife, rock and soulmate, Angela Dudley “Angel” Lafreniere; two sons, Harold Lafreniere Jr. and Richard Lafreniere; two daughters, Kelly Goodnough and Breezy Wasko. He is also survived by his cherished “Bedford” family that include his mother-in-law, Margaret Dudley, and her children, George Dudley, Kathy Whitworth, Wanda Goodman, Joy Sims, Pam Sims, Kimberly Lindsay and their families.

Hal was a Vietnam veteran and proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1959-1965. He was a member of the American Legion Post 75 and an active lifetime member of the VFW Post 8252 where he held the office of “Chaplain” for many years.

Hal prided himself on being the first licensed tattoo artist in Tidewater since 1979 and avidly supported the regulation of his profession.

Hal found true joy and freedom while riding motorcycles with his wife, and spending time with friends and family. He had a profound impact on those he encountered and will be sorely missed by all, especially by his Angel, “Love you most, baby.”

The family would like to thank everyone who offered support the last few months, especially the “Post Crew.”

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at the Piankatank Ruritan Club, 7138 Buckley Hall Rd., Hudgins Va. 23076

In lieu of flowers, consider performing a random act of kindness or send donations to VFW Post 8252, 7439 John Clayton Memorial Hwy., Gloucester, Va. 23061 in his memory.

Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.