John Wesley “Wes” Tawney

September 30, 1962 - October 10, 2016
John Wesley “Wes” Tawney

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John Wesley “Wes” Tawney Jr, 54, a native of Williamsburg, died suddenly at his home October 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 – 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 Hospital

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  • October 14, 2016
    Manon Taylor says:
    My hearth sank when I heard of your passing. Your funny stories and your trademark laugh will remain with all of us until we meet again. Yes, Wesley Tawney, I'm not finished butting head with you. So long my friend. My deepest condolences to the family and friends.

  • October 15, 2016
    Dino and Bessie Baltodano says:
    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

  • October 15, 2016
    Gary Parks says:
    Rest in Peace Wes may your journey be swift and tranquil.God Bless the family in this sad time.

  • October 15, 2016
    Nina G Smith says:
    Oh my goodness!!!!! Wes was always funny and a good friend. I loved that we reunited over Fb. We stayed in touch and I am so surprised of his exit way too soon! I want to say to his family and friends what a gift. I will always keep him in my happy pocket. RIP Wes!

  • October 15, 2016
    Valerie says:
    Brittney, Ryan, Sandy and family, Cherish the memories. He will always be in your hearts and only a whisper away. Thinking of you and your family. Hugs. Valerie