CHESAPEAKE -- Dr. W. Stanley Jennings, Sr., a founding doctor of Chesapeake General Hospital, died at his home in South Norfolk Friday. He was 87 years old.

Jennings was born in Old Norfolk County and served the community of Chesapeake as a doctor for 55 years.

He graduated from Great Bridge High School, and attended the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary (now Old Dominion University), the University of Virginia, and graduated from the Medical College of Virginia.

Jennings served as a United States Army medic during World War II.

People remember him as a driven, selfless, generous, passionate physician and family man.

He is survived by several children, step-children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Jennings' funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake. His family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation.

Friends are invited to sign the online guest book or to view the service via Webcast here.

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center issued this statement Saturday:

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Stanley Jennings. He was a founding physician of Chesapeake General Hospital and played an important role in our community's health. His dedication to his patients was legendary and helped set the high standard of care we deliver each day,' says Peter F. Bastone, president and chief executive officer of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. 'His service to the hospital and the city of Chesapeake was recognized with the opening of the Stanley Jennings Outpatient Center. His loss will be felt by many on our campus. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his family.

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