William J. ‘Bill’ Hames, 88, jack-of-all-trades who could fix anything

William J. ‘Bill’ Hames

William J. ‘Bill’ Hames, 88, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, and married his beloved Rosemary, also from Chicago.

Bill was a career U.S. NAVY officer who settled in Virginia Beach. Bill was a cabinetmaker, a jack-of-all-trades and fixer of everything (a skill set his children were very thankful that he possessed).

He is proudly survived by his beloved Boston Terrier, Baby; five children, Bob Hames (Mary), Robin Colvin, Bill Hames, Tom Hames and Michelle Tennis (Rob); and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Rosemary Hames; and daughter, Jolyn Hames.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home, followed by burial in Rosewood Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Bill’s memory.

Share online condolences with the family at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home.

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