April 20, 1965 - October 3, 2015
died Saturday, October 3, 2015 in the Winchester Medical
Mr. Bess was born April 20, 1965 in Roanoke, Virginia, son of
the late Jack Paul Bess and Bennie Chesser Bess.
He worked for the Department of Defense and had served in the
National Guard during Desert Storm.
He was a member of many historical organizations, including the
Sons of the American Revolution; the Society of the War of
1812 in Virginia; and the Jamestown Society.
Surviving are his wife, Monica Janette Schlegel Bess; and a
brother, Michael David Bess, of Kingsport, Tennessee.
Services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tangier Island
Health Foundation, PO Box 788, Irvington, Virginia 22480; or
the Tangier Volunteer Fire Department, 16344 Main Ridge Rd.,
Tangier, VA 23440.