Billy Wayne Harless, Jr., 53, of Arlington, VA, lost his battle with depression on Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Born in Valdosta, GA, he was the son of Linda (Lowe) Harless of Fletcher, and the late Billy Wayne Harless, Sr.
He was an Information Technology Consultant for the National Security Council assigned to the White House, having served under three administrations.
Billy was a graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and was a US Coast Guard veteran, having served 15 years before his honorable discharge.
An Ironman triathlete, Billy was a member of the Annapolis Triathlon Club, and enjoyed throwing darts. A high school wrestler, Billy also coached wrestling in Maryland for the Boys and Girls Club. He was very proud of his work and personal accomplishments.
In addition to his mother, Billy is survived by three sons: Billy Wayne Harless III, Derek Harless and Jared Harless; daughter, Kristi Harless; sister, Tisa Harless Futch and her husband Jeff; nephews, Jefferson and Jackson Harless Futch; girlfriend, Sarah McEntee; a number of aunts and uncles; and his beloved rescues: dog, Jethro and three cats: Sweet Pea, Baby Cat, and Shiloh.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Billy’s memory may be made to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue online at www.bwar.org; or to K-9 Life Savers online at www.k-9lifesavers.org (direct links below listed under "Charities").
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.