Former VA delegate, “father of the lottery” dies at 83

Posted on: 9:46 pm, November 12, 2012, by

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Joseph William “Billy” O’Brien, 83, passed away on November 9th.

He was a graduate of Wilson High School and was a star athlete there.

He served in the Virginia General Assembly House of Delegates from 1974-1991. He was known as the father of the lottery.

Services will be held for O’Brien on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Holloman-Brown Funeral Home. 

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