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Walter Lee Wessells, Jr.

January 21, 1947 ~ September 28, 2021 (age 74)


Walter Lee Wessells, Jr., 74, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at his home in Parksley, VA. Born January 21, 1947 in Nassawadox, VA, he was the only child born to the late Walter Lee Wessells and Juanita Shreaves Wessells. 

For more than 20 years, Walt worked as a sales manager for Chesapeake Plywood, Inc. in Pocomoke City, MD. In 1982, he started his own company, W.W. Building Surplus, Inc., in Parksley, which has remained a thriving business over the last four decades. Walt was a longtime member of Halls Chapel Church. He loved the Lord, adored his family, and was never without a sense of humor. 

He is survived by his wife, Linda Young Wessells of Parksley, sons, Mark Wessells and his wife, Helen, of Ellendale, DE and Walter “Todd” Wessells and his wife, Shannon, of Onancock, VA; stepchildren, Sonia Watson-Conser and her husband, Mel, Robert Watson, Jr., Robin Watson and her husband, Lorenzo, Angie Abell and her husband, Barry, Heather Wilson Neal and her husband, David, and Christina Wilson Ochsner and her husband, Garrett; grandchildren, Jessica Shimer (Chris), Dustin Wessells (Kassie), Trevor Todd Wessells, Kevin Liddle (Corra), Bethany Mavromatis, Kobie Henderson, Shayla Henderson, Taulman Abell, Hope Abell, Evan Neal, and Tyler Watson (Jennifer); several great-grandchildren; and his loving puppy, “Patches.”

Funeral services will be conducted from the graveside at the Liberty Cemetery on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Freddie Ward officiating. There will be a visitation at the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to the Parksley Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 14, Parksley, VA 23421. 

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

Arrangements by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

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September 30, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Graveside Service
October 1, 2021

1:00 PM


Parksley Volunteer Fire Company
P.O. Box 14, Parksley VA 23421
Tel: 1-757-665-6977
Email: parksleyvfc7@esva.net
Web: http://www.parksleyvfc.org

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