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Victor Henry Powell

SoVaNow.com / January 28, 2013
Victor Henry Powell of 2030 Mountain Road, Halifax died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital. Born in Halifax County on Feb. 26, 1927, he was 85 years old.

He was the son of the late Herbert Augustus Powell and Annie Alderson Powell and was married to Mary Blanks Powell who survives. He was a retired employee of the Halifax County School system, was a member of Beth Car Baptist Church, was a US Navy veteran serving on the USS LST 357, was a member of American Legion Post 8 and VFW Post 8243,

In addition to his wife of the home, he is survived by a daughter, Vickie P. Shelton and husband Winfred of Scottsburg, a son, Thomas Gardner Powell and wife, Vicki of Midlothian, a sister, Janet M. Domke and husband Eugene of Corbett, OR, two brothers, Lacy W. Powell and wife, Audrey of Altavista and Earl Gunn Powell and wife, Shirley of South Boston, three grandchildren, Stefanie Powell, Jamie Shelton and wife, Donna, Jenifer Jones and husband Simon Jones, Jr., one great grandchild, Paige Shelton, two step grandchildren, Jamie and Chad Beran and two step great grandchildren, Jamie Beran, Jr. and Kayle Beran. He was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert Lester Powell, Sr. and two sisters, Mae Conway and Betty Vernon.

A funeral will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Rathel officiating. Burial will follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens with military rites.

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home Monday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. and at other times at the home of Vickie Shelton, 3120 McDonald Road, Scottsburg.

Those wishing to give memorials should consider the VFW Post 8243, the American Legion Post 8 or a charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be directed to http://www.powellfuneralscom.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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