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James Henry Satterfield Sr. / December 07, 2017

James Henry Satterfield Sr. of Winn’s Creek Road, Halifax died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at the age of 80. Born in Halifax County on Sept. 27, 1937, he was the son of the late Bedford Henry Satterfield and the late Mary Long Satterfield and was married to Mary Ann Rutledge Satterfield.

James was retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation as a motor grader for 30 years. He loved VDOT and all his co-workers. His hobbies include listening to bluegrass music, gardening, especially raising tomatoes, yard work and spending time with his dog, Bullet

In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Steve Satterfield (Jackie), Doug Satterfield (Jennifer) and James Satterfield Jr. (Lisa), all of Gretna; daughter, Sandra Hedden (Tobin) of Woodburn, Ore., step-children, Nickie Granger and Betty Kramer, both of Halifax, Jason Branscome of Roxboro, N.C., Rita Cox of South Boston and Isaac Inge of Okracoke Island, N.C., 16 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; a sister, Virginia Lowery of South Boston; and brother, Jesse Satterfield of Danville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Elizabeth Rogers, Irene Owen, Shirley Loftis, Steve Satterfield, Wallace (Frank) Satterfield and a son, Garland Satterfield.

A Celebration of Life for Mr. Satterfield will be held at a later date.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 5-7 p.m. at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home and other times at the home, 2140 Winn’s Creek Road, Halifax.

The family requests those wishing to give memorials to please consider a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at

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