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George Joseph Scheier Sr.

December 16, 1927 — October 31, 2018

George Joseph Scheier Sr.

George Joseph Scheier Sr. of Buffalo Junction, VA passed away October 31, 2018.  He was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 16, 1927 and was 90 years old. He was the son of the late Stephon Joseph Scheier and the late Josephine Knollmyer Scheier. He was married to the late Lucy King Scheier.


He was a member of Jeffress Baptist Church at Boydton, VA and former Fire Chief at Turbeville Volunteer Fire Department.  He is remembered by many having enjoyed a life-long career as a superintendent for JE Burton Construction Company and was justly proud of the company’s many accomplishments. He was also a United States Army World War II Veteran.


George Joseph Scheier Sr. is survived by:

His Children
Catherine Younger and husband Billy of Louisville, KY
Margaret Caglayan and husband Alper of Biddeford, ME
Susan Powell and husband Darrell of South Boston
George Scheier, Jr. and wife Lynn of Danville
James Scheier and wife June of Danville
John Scheier and fiancée Teresa Wright Vaughan of South Boston
Robert Scheier of Halifax
Debra Allgood and husband Kenneth of Mooresville, NC
Keith King of Macon, GA
Jeff King and fiancée Cindy of Bullock, NC

Wendy Powell Scheier   of South Boston

Twenty-three Grandchildren

Seventeen Great Grandchildren

Paul J. Scheier, Evelyn S. Rogers and Betty S. Allen

Host of Nieces and Nephews


***Preceded in death by***

His Son
Billy Scheier

Step children
Diane Martin and Charles King

Lou A. Scheier, Raymond J. Scheier, Stephen Scheier and Josephine S. Hutwagner


A Celebration of His Life will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. T. Wayne Daniel officiating.


The family will receive friends Saturday, one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home.


For memorials please consider Turbeville Volunteer Fire Department, 1002 Melon Rd., South Boston, VA 24592, Southeastern Virginia Alzheimer’s Association, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502, or a charity of your choice.


Online condolences may be directed to


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

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

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