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Bobby R. Garber / February 26, 2018

Bobby R. Garber of Halifax died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 at his home. He was born Aug. 27, 1934 in Halifax County and was 83 years old. He was the son of the late James Milton Garber and the late Maude Lou Wilkerson Garber and was married to Vivian Crenshaw Garber, who survives.

He was a member of Beth Car Baptist Church, Woodmen of the World, Union Ruritan Club, the Halifax County Saddle Club, and was retired from Daystrom Furniture Company.

In addition to his wife of the home, Mr. Garber is survived by a daughter, Phyllis G. Epps and husband Mike of Halifax, a son, Jeffrey Garber and wife Rita of Nathalie, a brother, Norman Garber of South Boston, a sister, Mary Lou Mills of Nathalie, eight grandchildren, Stacy Watts and husband Larry of Virgilina, Nicholas Epps and wife Reba of South Boston, Jeremy Garber and wife Ashley of Nathalie, Joshua Garber of Nathalie, Loren Martin and husband Craig of South Boston, Leyla Garber of South Boston, Dax Garber and wife Ashlan of South Boston and Dylan Garber and ten great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Dale Garber, one son Steve Russell Garber, a sister Alice King, four brothers, Willie Garber, James Lacy Garber, Garland Lee Garber, and Stewart Garber.

A funeral will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eldridge Cullum officiating. Burial will follow in the First Baptist Church of Millstone Cemetery.

Visitation will be held, Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home and other times at his home, 2070 Grubby Road, Halifax.

For memorials, please consider Beth Car Baptist Church, 25 Church Street, Halifax, VA 24558 or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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