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Bentley William Irby, Sr.

August 23, 1937 — October 28, 2020

Bentley William Irby, Sr.

Bentley William “Boots” Irby, Sr. of Nathalie, VA passed away October 28, 2020.  He was born in Halifax County on August 23, 1937 and was 83 years of age. He was the son of the late Adolphus Merlin Irby and the late Katie Evelyn Irby. He was married to the late Shirley Childress Irby.


He owned and operated Irby’s Place and upon his retirement he was a courier for the Halifax County School System.


Bentley William “Boots” Irby, Sr. is survived by:

His Children

Penny Irby Jordon (Rayford) of Nathalie

Bentley William “Billy” Irby of Nathalie

Three Grandchildren

Samantha Hall (Grant) of Roanoke

Denver Milton of Christiansburg

Kristen Evans (Zach) of South Hill


Helen Fallen of Halifax

Jimmy Irby of Dublin


***Preceded in death by***

His Daughter

Karen Irby


Wayne “Red” Irby, Ronald “Duck” Irby, Rosser Irby, Pete Irby, Vida Perkins and Aretta Lane


A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Eldridge Cullum officiating.


The family will receive friends at his home, 1013 Dusty Road, Nathalie, VA 24577.


For memorials please consider American Lung Association, 630 Churchmen’s Rd, Newark, DE 19702


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

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