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John Randolph 'Randy' Begley
John Randolph ‘Randy’ Begley

John Randolph ‘Randy’ Begley, 77, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. He was born Sept. 26, 1939, to Carl Begley and Sarah Hines in Norton, Va.

He retired from the Newport News Shipyard after 38 years’ service and was a member of the Williamsburg Golf Club, where he golfed for 50 years with his friends, something he dearly loved. During retirement he loved spending time with his children and taking his great-grandchildren out to lunch once a week.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother.

He is survived by his loving wife, Cherrie Begley; daughters, Kim Lawrence and Deborah Mast, and her husband, Jimmy; grandchildren, Bobby, Becky, and her husband, Robbie, and Shelly, and her husband, Dustin; and great-grandchildren, Madi, Logan, Ben and Ryan, along with countless friends.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Nelson Funeral Home on followed by a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. officiated by the Rev. Stephen Wiley at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg.

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