Wesley B. Bowen Jr.


Mr. Wesley B. “Billy” Bowen Jr., 77, husband of the late Edna Lilliston Bowen and a resident of Willis Wharf, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at his residence. A native of Willis Wharf, he was the son of the late Wesley Bartine Bowen Sr. and the late Gay Ilva Taylor Bowen. He was a retired commercial waterman, member of Colonial Baptist Church, and member of Exmore Moose Lodge #683.

He is survived by two daughters, Annette B. Dunn and her husband, Phil, of Pocomoke, Md., and Cathy Jo Lilliston and her husband, Calvin, of Atlantic; a stepson, John Thornton Jr., and his wife, Diana, of Crestview, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Lloyd, and her husband, Fred, of Machipongo; in his heart his adopted son, Michael; a brother, Keith Bowen, of Lexington, Va.; a sister, Kareen Bowen, of Willis Wharf; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Wesley B. Bowen III; and two stepdaughters, Darlene Thornton Huckleberry and Teresa Thornton Parker.

A graveside service will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at 1 p.m., at Belle Haven Cemetery with the Rev. Jack D. Pruitt and Bobby Blakenship officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Colonial Baptist Church, 17353 Main St., Painter, VA 23420, or Riverside Shore Hospice, P.O. Box 616, Onley, VA 23418.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.doughtyfuneralhome.com

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.
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