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John Wesley “Wes” Tawney Jr., 54, a native of Williamsburg, died suddenly at his home Oct. 10, 2016. Born September 30, 1962 in Hampton, Virginia to his parents, the late John Wesley, Sr. and mother, Judy Tawney of Toano. Wes was employed by Anheuser Busch and just one-year shy of his retirement.
Wes had an extreme passion for hunting, fishing, and many trips to Hatteras which often included his children. Most people who knew him will forever remember his contagious laugh, his great sense of humor, as well as a big heart and commitment to helping his friends. Wes was a devoted Denver Broncos fan, he appreciated good classic rock, cooking, many cold beers, the “Beast” Ford F-150, and his beloved jeep. But above all, he loved his children the most. Wes will be deeply missed, but always remembered! On Wes’s behalf, we know he would want everyone to smile, remember the good times, and have a cold one!
In addition to his mother, he leaves behind to cherish the memory, two children, Brittney and Ryan Tawney; mother, Sandy Tawney; brother, Eric Tawney; sisters, Julie Steele and Angie Tawney; nephew, Justin Monroe; nieces, Madison and Olivia Steele; along with a host of extended family and friends.
The family will receive friends Monday, October 17, 2016 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Bound, Williamsburg, VA 23188; where a Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 5 pm. Interment will be private. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.