John L. ‘Jack’ Eley III, 73, active with King’s Grant Baptist Church

John L. 'Jack' Eley III
John L. ‘Jack’ Eley III

John L. “Jack” Eley III, 73, of Virginia Beach, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, from complications relating to heart surgery. He was born April 23, 1946, in Norfolk to John Letcher Eley and Blanche Wessells Eley.

Jack attended Granby High School in Norfolk and graduated from Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro. He also attended Tidewater Community College and Virginia Tech. He served four years in the U.S. Army and fought in the Vietnam War.

He was very active in the life of his church, King’s Grant Baptist Church in Virginia Beach. Jack also organized and enjoyed the fellowship of the Friday night dinner group made up of close friends.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Pamela Taylor Eley; and stepson, Neil Stillman. He is also survived by a sister, Barbara Eley Parker; brother, Walter Eley, and his daughter, Erica Eley Cassidy, and her husband, Brian. He was preceded in death by his sister, Gay Eley Carawan.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30, at King’s Grant Baptist Church, 873 Little Neck Road. A reception will follow after the service at the church. Jack’s ashes will be interned at King’s Grant Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Share online condolences with the family at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.

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