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Robert Bertram Boswell

May 13, 1938 ~ July 1, 2015 (age 77)

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Memorial Service
July 5, 2015

2:00 PM
Williams-Parksley Funeral Home
25046 Parksley Road
Parksley, VA 23417

Mr. Robert Bertram Boswell, 77, husband of Linda Boswell, and a resident of Bloxom, VA, passed away, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Sentara Hospice House in Virginia Beach, VA.

Born May 13, 1938 in Barhamsville, VA, he was the son of the late Walter Howard Boswell and Louise Curle Boswell.  Mr. Boswell earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, and then served his country in the United States Army.  Following his service, he worked as a managing editor for several newspapers, and later became a journalism teacher for Accomack County middle schools.  His passion for journalism led him to develop and manage, along with his students, wildponytales.com, a web magazine devoted to the ponies, people, and wildlife of Assateague and Chincoteague Islands. 

In addition to his wife of nearly forty years, he is survived by two sisters, Betty Fulk and husband George of Parksley, VA, and Anne Owens and husband Richard of Virginia Beach, VA; and several nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service will be conducted from the chapel of the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., with Mr. George Fulk officiating.  There will be a time for friends to share their memories of Robert during the service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Shore Cancer Center, PO Box 17, Nassawadox, VA 23413.

Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Riverside Shore Cancer Center
P.O. Box 430, Onancock VA 23417

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