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Richard V. Brizendine Sr. / February 10, 2020

Richard V. “Dickie” Brizendine, Sr., 84, of Nathalie, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. He was born in Halifax County on March 29, 1935, son of the late Frank William Brizendine, Sr. and the late Martha Ada Rice Brizendine. He was married to the late Lynda Crews Brizendine. Dickie was a member of First Baptist Church of Republican Grove and was an avid fisherman, hunter and loved playing horseshoes.

Mr. Brizendine is survived by his son, Richard V. Brizendine Jr. and wife Rhonda of Scottsburg; his daughter, Martha L. Brizendine of Nathalie; three grandchildren, Michael Brizendine (Donna) of Alton, Travis Mullins (Leslie) of Wake Forest, N.C., and Laurie Mullins (Andrew) of Kannapolis, N.C.; four great-grandchildren, Madelynn Davis, Bailey, Hank and Kimmy Brizendine; five nieces and nephews, Bobby Brizendine, Brenda Womack, Linda Waller, Danny Brizendine and Pam Vernon and a host of extended family.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Annie Marie Davis Brizendine and siblings Frank W. Brizendine Jr., Lacy M. Brizendine, Jessie E. Brizendine and Bennie E. Brizendine.

A funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Republic Grove with Pastor Zak Ford officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Special thanks to his caregivers, Barbara Fallen and Teresa Anderson.

Memorials may be directed to North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department, 4201 Leda Grove Road, Nathalie.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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