Jerry Lee Nowell Sr., 85, was born Feb. 23, 1934, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Eugene and Florence Nowell. Jerry joined the U.S. Navy at an early age.
He proudly served for 23 years, retiring as a veteran of the Vietnam War as a senior chief. After retiring from the U.S. Navy, he was employed with QED Systems for 20 years as a proposal writer. While employed, he earned an associate degree at Tidewater Community College.
After retirement, Jerry was able to pursue his passion for golf full time and share it with his son and grandson. He always looked forward to the next family gathering, giving him an opportunity to indulge loved ones. He will be remembered for his generosity, kind and compassionate heart, sense of humor and love for his grandchildren.
Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Eugene; mother, Florence; brother, Robert; and sister, Doris. Jerry leaves to cherish his memories his son, Jerry Lee Nowell Jr.; daughter, Kelly Parker; grandsons, Hunter and Skip; granddaughter, Elsa; and brother, James.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 28, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. in Princess Anne Memorial Park Cemetery.
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