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James Burns Bowry, 90, of Williamsburg, Va., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, in the presence of his loved ones.
He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy after serving in World War II, and later he retired from VEPCO/Dominion Power as an electrical supervisor/estimator after 40 years of dedicated service. He was an active member in the community, belonging to the Pulaski Club, Exchange Club, American Legion and Sons of Confederate Veterans, and serving as a volunteer firefighter. He also enjoyed woodworking, painting, genealogy, gardening and yard work. But he especially enjoyed spending time with family and he loved football. He was a true fan of the Washington Redskins and William & Mary football.
James was preceded in death by his wife, Millie Bowry.
He is survived by his daughters, Glinda Bowry Walker (Richard) and Bobbie Bowry Walsh (William III.); grandchildren, Martinee Avery, Shelley Arnold, William J. Walsh IV, Ryan Walker and James Brannon Walsh; and great-grandchildren, Taylor and Riley Avery, Mason, Marcus and Miles Walker, and Jack and Betsy Walsh.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, Va. A service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Jamestown Presbyterian Church, 3287 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, Va. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery, 809 S. Henry St., Williamsburg, Va.
Online condolences may be offered at www.nelsencares.com.