Donald Lee Wessels Sr.


Mr. Donald Lee Wessells Sr., 77, husband of Judith Townsend Wessells, of Temperanceville, passed away March 14, 2021, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock.
Born June 20, 1943, he was the son of the late Herbert Staples Wessells and the late Agatha Lee Wessells. He served our country in the U.S. Army. Donnie was a painting contractor for many years, working in Ocean City, Md. He enjoyed serving in his church, Assawoman UMC, and served on the Methodist Men Committee. He also enjoyed the Washington Redskins.

Other than his wife, Judith, Donnie is survived by a daughter, Michelle Bourbeau, and husband, Peter G., of Bloxom; a son, Donald Lee Wessells Jr., of Suffolk, Va.; two brothers, Michael Wessells and wife, Betina, of Oak Hall, and Cress Wessells, of Oak Hall; a granddaughter, Zinyka Wessells; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gary and Kathy Townsend, and Joyce Townsend; and nieces and nephews, Michael Wessells, Crystal Wessells, Ed Wessells, Kurt Townsend, Amy O’Toole, and Kori Townsend.

Other than his parents, Donnie was preceded in death by his brother, Eddie Wessells.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 20, at 2 p.m., from the Downings United Methodist Church in Oak Hall with the Rev. Hodae Kim officiating. Interment will follow in the Downings Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Assawoman UMC, P.O. Box 177, Oak Hall, VA 23416, the Atlantic Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 207, Atlantic, VA 23303, or the Oak Hall Rescue, P.O. Box 128, Oak Hall, VA 23416.

Arrangements are by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.

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