Sidney Iverson “Bo Weevil” Law III

Graveside services for Sidney Iverson “Bo Weevil” Law III, age 77, of Chatham, will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, 2023, at Greenfield Cemetery in Glen Allan. A reception for friends and family will follow at the Highland Club. He died at his home in Chatham on September 14.

He was born in Greenville, Mississippi, and grew up on the banks of Lake Washington. He graduated from Glen Allan High School in 1964, and from Delta State University in 1968. At Delta State, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

He enlisted in the Air Force and, being a college graduate and of “superior intelligence” he was sent to further his education with two years of mathematics at Texas A&M. He became a computer technician at a radar station in Montana and attained the rank of Technical Sergeant. He believed his Air Force service had been successful, as he said “the Russians still haven’t taken Montana.”

He returned to Lake Washington and farmed the family farm, Berkley Plantation, initially with his father and later alone, until he retired from farming at the age of 62. Thereafter he thoroughly enjoyed retirement, devoting his life to the outdoor pursuits he had loved since childhood. He was a longtime and active member of the Highland Club.

He was among the most avid and skilled hunters and outdoorsmen in the Mississippi Delta; won numerous awards for marksmanship; knew the nearby Mississippi River like no other; and enjoyed nothing more than hunting with his best friends in the Chatham Duck Mafia. When not “raiding, pillaging and masicreating (a word of his own creation)” the ducks and deer, he took anyone who expressed an interest on his “river romps”. In recent years he was often enlisted by his dear friend and partner in crime Hank Burdine to host sand bar picnics and give river tours to celebrities, nature enthusiasts, and college students from all over the United States. He had a sense of humor that never stopped and loved to entertain the “city folk” with his tales of country life, which he called “giving them a dose of Bo Weevil”. He was a firm and outspoken defender of the Second Amendment.

He was predeceased by his parents Catherine and Sidney Law and is survived by Marion, his wife of 49 years, daughters Melissa and Catherine, and grandson Pearce.