Vernon G. "Bumps" Eberwine Jr.
Vernon G. Eberwine, Jr Suffolk - Vernon G. "Bumps" Eberwine Jr. (91) sailed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Bumps was a native of Bennetts Creek and was born on August 26, 1925. Bumps was pre deceased by his wife Alice Barcalow Eberwine, his son Vernon G. Eberwine III, his sister Evelyn E. Woodward and nephew Roger Paul Woodward. Bumps graduated from Suffolk High School and went to Virginia Tech until he joined the Naval Air Corp Cadet program. On October 25, 1944 he married "the love of his life" Alice Barcalow . Bumps was the co-owner of Eberwine Brothers and managed their canning plant for many years. After his family, his greatest love was sailing. He became an accomplished racing skipper winning many first place trophies and awards over the years. He was a beloved member of the Hampton Yacht club. Bumps is survived by his sons, Charles W. Eberwine (Mary Anne), David H. Eberwine (Sherl) and daughter in-law, Sydney Eberwine Tabor (Mack); grandchildren Charles W. Eberwine, Jr., Sarah E. Walker (Chris), Rachel A. Powell (Brian), Julie Eberwine Mizelle (Mark) Megan A. Eberwine, Abbey L. Dugas (Jacques), Leah A. Early, Vernon G. Eberwine IV, Matthew W. Eberwine, and Katherine E. McIntosh (Cody); seven great grandchildren; his dear friend and traveling companion, Carolyn Osmond and his cat A.H. Tiger. A funeral service will be held at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 1589 Steeple Drive , Suffolk, on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM. The burial will be private at Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Baker Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 5 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Ebenezer United Methodist Church or Hampton Yacht Club Sailing Programs, 4707 Victoria Blvd, Hampton, VA 23669. Condolences may be registered at bakerfoster.com .
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