Mr. William Alfred “Bill” Justis, 77, husband of Wanda Taylor Justis and a resident of Parksley, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023, with his loving family by his side. Born Nov. 1, 1945, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Alfred Thomas Justis and the late Alma Curtin Justis.
Bill graduated from Parksley High School, class of 1964, and then enlisted in the United States Air Force, honorably serving his country during the Vietnam War. Upon honorable discharge in 1968, Bill returned home and began his lifelong career in sales, having worked for various companies on the Eastern Shore over the years. He was a lifetime member of the Parksley Volunteer Fire Company, as well as a member of VFW Post 2296, Tasley, and St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. Bill was a diehard Washington Redskins fan, enjoyed a good NASCAR race or an afternoon fishing, but he’d gladly skip a game or a race to go riding around, creek to creek, with Wanda.
In addition to his wife of 54 years, Bill is survived by his children, Amy Taylor and her husband, Ric, of Parksley, Will Justis and his wife, Kristina, of Accomac, and Kathy Young and her husband, Greg, of Snow Hill, Md.; brothers, Thomas Patrick Justis and his wife, Judy, of Bossier City, La., and Michael Joseph Justis of Carrollton, Texas; grandchildren, Kaylin Taylor (Sam), Kassie Taylor, Jordan Justis (Tim), Brooke Justis (Seamus), Delaney Taylor, and Sydney Taylor; great-grandsons, Camden Wilkerson and Jordan Baines; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted from the graveside at the Parksley Cemetery on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, at 4 p.m., with Pastor Bob Boyce officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (www.stjude.org/donate).
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements were by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.