James L Bevan

June 19, 1933 - November 3, 2013
James L Bevan

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James L. Bevan, 80, went home to be with his Lord Sunday, November 3, 2013. James was born June 19, 1933 in Roanoke, VA the son of the late Charles Lathrop and Beatrice Morgan Bevan. He was a graduate of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA earning a Bachelor’s in Science with honors in Marketing and Accounting. He then served in the US Army receiving an honorable discharge. Mr. Bevan was employed with J. G. Wilson Corporation for over 35 years retiring as president. James was a member of Williamsburg United Methodist Church but he also taught Sunday School for 49 years in a number of churches. Mr. Bevan was on the board of Directors of Mary Baldwin College, Board of Directors of Norfolk Sports Club, and Chairman of the Norfolk Chapter of CBMC International.

Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years Patricia Hitchings Bevan, 3 devoted children; Tiffany Dormire (Scott), Noel Bevan, and Charles Bevan, a brother Robert Bevan, and two grandchildren Hope and Graham.

A memorial service will be held Sunday November 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Williamsburg United Methodist Church with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Leonarda’s Home of Hope Orphanage c/o Williamsburg Unite4d Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185.


Sunday, November 10, 2013
12:00 AM

Williamsburg United Methodist Church - Directions
500 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • November 06, 2013
    Kathy Barber says:
    I'm so sorry to see that Mr. Bevan has passed. He had such a great sense of humor. I will miss seeing him around town.

  • November 06, 2013
    Marvin Harrell says:
    It was with great sorrow I heard of Mr. Bevan's passing. Great memories growing up with Tiffany, Noel, and Charlie and the confidence they showed having been raised by a great man who showed them how to love like Jesus loves. Great times at the Bevan home, great hospitality and great memories. Mrs. B and family, know you are in my prayers.

  • November 05, 2013
    Jim Sladek says:
    My heartfelt condolences. Though it's been many years, I remember him well - he was my first interview for an electrical engineering position with JGW. So sad to hear of his passing.

  • November 05, 2013
    Michael and Bonnie Yanoska says:
    So sorry to here about Jim's passing, I,ll always remember working with Jim at the Shell station, what a wonderful friend and coworker, God Bless Michael and Bonnie Yanoska

  • November 10, 2013
    john reffit says:
    To the family, I enjoyed our spiritual talks at work. He was and is a godly man. He is more alive today than he was in this earthly life.His life goal:Gal. 6:9,10