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 16, 2016
    Allison Tysinger says:
    My heartfelt condolences and sympathies to his family, especially his children. I hope happy memories get you through the tough times.

  • October 18, 2016
    Abby Jo says:
    You will be sorely missed! See you again one day. I send my prayers to your family. With all my love, Rest well. Abby Jo

  • October 25, 2016
    Aries says:
    May this dear family find comfort in knowing that Wes smile will once again grace his face, the day Jesus calls for all in the grave to come back to life. (John 5:28, 29; 11:11, 43) He will awaken to life in a world where death is no more. (Psalm 37:29; Revelation 21:4) I hope you all find comfort in this promise and please accept my sincerest condolences.

  • October 29, 2016
    Pat Gillis says:
    Wes, I was saddened to hear of your passing...caught all by surprise, for sure...always enjoyed working with you...i know you will be missed by many...our hope is in the Lord in peace...Pat Gillis

  • November 26, 2016
    Pam says:
    I knew Wes in High School and have fond memories of him. He was always smiling and laughing. RIP Wes! To Wes's family, our prayers are with you.