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Caleb Jerry Wilson

July 8, 1931 — May 23, 2019

Caleb Jerry Wilson

Caleb Jerry “CJ” Wilson of Virgilina, VA passed away May 23, 2019.  He was born in Halifax County, VA on July 8, 1931 and was 87 years of age. He was the son the late Asa Jerry Wilson and the late Emma Sue Long Wilson.


He was of the Baptist faith, a retired barber, retired   farmer and a former member of the Virgilina Ruritan Club. He enjoyed gardening and canning, woodworking, music, square dancing and especially calling figures at square dances.


Caleb Jerry “CJ” Wilson is survived by:

His Children

Diane Watts and her husband Jimmy of Virgilina

Janet Meadows and husband Ricky of Ringgold

Angela Currier and husband Greg of Norfolk


Carlton Watts, Larry Watts and wife Stacy, Billy Keith Thomas and wife Melissa, Russell Thomas, Emily Currier, Alexis Currier, Lauren Currier Ingle, Neil Waltman and wife Ellen, and Steve Waltman and wife Susan

Great Grandchildren

Blair Webb, Adam Watts, Kaleb Newton, and Dylan Newton

Great Great Grandchildren

Wesley Webb and Lacy Webb


Virginia Cumbey and husband Butch of South Boston

Nancy Young and husband Harold of Virgilina

His Sweetheart

Mary Chambers of South Boston


***Preceded in death by***

His Wife, Connie Tucker Wilson


Lois Wilson, Thelma Wilson, Zuline Lowery, Cecil Tuck and Shirley Carmichael


A funeral service will be held Monday, May 27, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev Jack Stewart and Rev. Herbert Brown officiating.

The family will receive friends Monday, one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home and other times at his home, 4064 Wilson Rd., Virgilina, VA


For memorials please Sentara Halifax Regional Hospice, 1604 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592 or Virgilina Volunteer Fire Department, 8052 Florence Ave, Virgilina, VA 24598.


Online condolences may be directed to


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

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Past Services


Monday, May 27, 2019

10:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Monday, May 27, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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