John Douglas Bevell, 74, of Boydton, passed away Monday, October 9, 2006 at his home.
John D. was born in Boydton, VA July 16, 1932, the oldest child of the late Allen J. and Gladys Hite Bevell. He was the widower of Ann Wood Bevell who passed away in 1988. He was predeceased by a sister, Jeannette B. Arnold.
He was a graduate of Boydton High School and received his BA degree from Lynchburg College and a Masters degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. He taught school in Mecklenburg County School System and was president of John D. Bevell Inc. Insurance Agency from 1959 until the present and was a member of key club Utica Mutual Ins. Co. He was a member of Boydton Baptist Church, a member and past president of Mecklenburg Country Club and Tanglewood Country Club, G and G Golf Club of Hermitage, South Hill Moose Lodge, Virginia State Golf Association, board member of First Federal Savings and Loan (now BB&T), a past member and president of Boydton Chamber of Commerce, Boydton Ruritan Club and Boydton Volunteer Fire Dept. John D. enjoyed all sports, having played intramural sports in college and enjoyed golf and played most everyday. He played at many golf courses all over the country and with many well known golfers.
Survivors include his special and devoted friend, JoAnn Garnett of South Hill, sons, Doug Bevell of Wilmington, NC; Dane Bevell and wife, Lisa of Boydton; grandchildren, Bryan Bevell of Wilmington, NC and Heather Ann Bevell of Boydton; brother, Gary Bevell and wife, Pat of Goldsboro, NC; sisters, Jewel B. Fields of Richmond; Glenna B. Smith and husband, Andy of Atlanta, GA. brother-in-law, Dave Arnold of Boydton; sister-in-law, Sharon Garrett and husband, Jimmy of Lynchburg; many special nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call at Wood Funeral Service, Chase City,Virginia 6:00-8:00 Wednesday evening.
A celebration of life ceremony will be held at Boydton Baptist Church Cemetery 2:00 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Harold Manning officiating and a eulogy by Lawrence “Rat” Davis.
Memorials may be made to Boydton Life Station, PO Box 182, Boydton, or Boydton Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Erna Rae Coleman, PO Box 54, Boydton, VA 23917.