BRASFIELD, EVANS

BRASFIELD, Evans Booker, 86, of Richmond, died on May 30, 2019. He was predeceased by his parents, George F. and Minna B. Brasfield; and his brother, George F. Brasfield Jr. He is survived by his wife, Anne Dobbins Brasfield; his children, Evans B. Brasfield Jr. (wife, Karin), John M. Brasfield and Elizabeth L. Brasfield; his stepchildren, J. Randall Heilig (wife, Jenifer) and Mollie H. Storey (husband, Scott); and grandchildren and stepgrandchildren, Minna Brasfield, Georgia Brasfield, Ian Brasfield, Anne Burton, Preston Heilig, Charlie Heilig, Lucy Storey and Daisy Storey. He was raised in Petersburg and attended Petersburg Public Schools through the eighth grade, after which he attended Woodberry Forest School. He then attended the University of Virginia, where he joined St. Anthony Hall (Delta Psi). At UVA, he was elected into Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, the Raven Society and the Imp and TILKA organizations. He was co-captain of the varsity track team, a state champion pole vaulter and recipient of the Virginia Spectator Award as the outstanding scholar-athlete of 1953 to 1954. After college, he served two years of active duty in the Navy, first as ensign and then as lieutenant (j.g.) on the USS Sheldrake AGS 19. Upon completion of his Naval tour of duty, he returned to UVA and attended its law school, where he became a member of the Virginia Law Review and Order of the Coif and was elected President of the Class of 1959 and a member of the Honor Committee. Upon graduation, he was employed by Hunton, Williams, Gay, Moore and Powell (now Hunton Andrews Kurth) in Richmond. There, after a few years of general practice, he specialized in public utility law and most of his work was for Virginia Electric and Power Company. He was elected General Counsel of that company and of Virginia Natural Gas Company as well as of their parent corporation, Dominion Resources (now Dominion Energy). He was active in the utility bar, serving as president of the Edison Electric Institute Legal Committee, composed of principal lawyers for investor-owned electric utilities nationwide, and as chairman of the Section of Public Utility, Communication and Transportation Law of the American Bar Association. He also served as President of the Virginia Bar Association and was a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and of the Virginia Bar Foundation. He was included in Best Lawyers in America. In community activity, he served as President of the Children's Home Society of Virginia, Chairman of Central Virginia Educational Television Corporation (now Commonwealth Public Broadcasting), President of The Agecroft Association and member of the Board of Directors of Sheltering Arms Hospital. He loved sailing, skiing, tennis and hiking, despite not having much proficiency in any of them. He was a member of the Country Club of Virginia and First Presbyterian Church. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial gifts may be made to Woodberry Forest School, 117 Woodberry Station, Woodberry Forest, Va. 22981, or to the UVA Law School Foundation, 580 Massie Road, Charlottesville, Va. 22903.

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