Mr. Virgil Alfred DeWees Jr., age 81, of Holden Beach, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 1, 1931, in Dunbar, W.Va., and was the son of the late Virgil Alfred DeWees Sr. and Carrie Ethel Mash DeWees. He was preceded in death by sisters, Margaret Garnes, Phyllis Thaxton, Louise Guthrie and Dorothy Campbell.
Mr. DeWees was an Air Force veteran and was a logistics manager with the U. S. Department of Defense. He attended the Holden Beach Chapel.
Surviving are his wife, Betty J. Garnes DeWees of the home; a son, James Robert "JR" DeWees and wife, Debbie; a daughter, Jennifer Montieth and husband, Mike, all of Charleston, W.Va.; two brothers, Joseph E. DeWees of Supply and Richard Gary DeWees and wife, Helgard, of Prince George, Va.; a sister, Betty J. Derrick and husband, Gooley, of Dunbar, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Sarah DeWees, Emily Sizemore, Mary Alice DeWees, Joshua Montieth and Chase Montieth.
Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Cooke Funeral Homes and Crematorium in Cedar Grove, W.Va.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Holden Beach Chapel, 107 Rothchild, Holden Beach, NC 28462.
Online condolences may be sent to www.shallottefunerals.com.
White Funeral and Cremation Service, 3660 Express Drive, Shallotte.