VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Services were held here Nov. 7 for Gene Walters, a former chief executive officer of Farm Fresh and later an independent grocer, who died Nov. 4 at age 86. He had suffered congestive heart failure in 2005 and never fully recovered, according to the Virginian-Pilot newspaper. Walters worked for Kroger Co. before joining Farm Fresh, which is now owned by Minneapolis-based Supervalu, in 1966. By the time he left in 1987 to start his own chain, Gene Walters' Marketplace, he ...
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