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William Kenneth Womack / November 14, 2019

William Kenneth Womack, 88, of Sentara Woodview, South Boston died Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Kenneth was born to John and Gracie Moore Womack on May 28, 1931 in Halifax County and was a member of Halifax Baptist Church.

A portion of Kenneth’s employment was served as a prison guard at the Department of Corrections in Chatham. The remainder of his career was devoted to being a self-employed country store merchant on Hwy. 360-West in Halifax.

Kenneth was an avid hunter of quail, wild turkey and grouse. He had a flare for antiques and also for collecting arrowheads. He enjoyed gospel and ol’ time country music. Kenneth’s favorite song was TRAMP ON THE STREET by Hank Williams Sr., and his final request is that song be sung at his funeral. He had a passion for reading his family Bible and did so frequently until his eyesight failed him.

William Kenneth Womack was the sole remaining member of his immediate family. Preceding him in death were his parents, brothers Clarence Womack, Bernard Womack and Claude Womack and sisters Elizabeth Womack Landrum, Virginia Womack Davis and Wilsie Womack McPeters. Kenneth is survived by his nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. at Halifax Baptist Church, 9159 Chatham Road, Vernon Hill with last rites administered by Rev. Eddie Collins. The family will receive guests immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations on Kenneth’s behalf to his much-loved church, Halifax Baptist, 9159 Chatham Road, Vernon Hill, VA 24597.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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