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Friday, January 29, 2021
Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)
Henry Dewitt “D.J.” Thaxton, Jr. of South Boston, VA passed away January 26, 2021. He was born in Halifax County, VA on October 5, 1936 and was 84 years of age. He was the son of the late Henry Dewitt Thaxton, Sr. and the late Letha Lowery Thaxton. He was married to Barbara Privette Thaxton who survives.
He was a member of Ash Avenue Baptist Church where he served on the Hospitality and Property Committees. He served in the United States Army, retired from Westinghouse and was a part time farmer.
Henry Dewitt “D.J.” Thaxton is survived by:
Barbara P. Thaxton
Scarlett Thaxton Brandon and husband Michael of South Boston
Easton Parker Brandon of South Boston
Nancy Fallen Satterfield and husband Brad of South Boston
***Preceded in death by***
Luna Mae Fallen and Barbara Price Draucker
A graveside service will be held Friday, January 29, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Oak Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Mull officiating. In keeping with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, we recommend the wearing of facemasks and to practice social distancing. The service will be livestreamed via Powell Funeral Home’s Facebook page.
The family will receive friends at his home.
For memorials, please consider Muscular Dystrophy Association, https://mda.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=824&_ga=2.29831032.636868040.1611759268-131404943.1611759268
Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com.
Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.
You may view the service by clicking here.