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Herbert "Les" Lester Powell, Jr.

November 29, 1954 — January 3, 2021

Herbert "Les" Lester Powell, Jr.

Herbert Lester “Les” Powell, Jr. of Timberlake, NC passed away January 3, 2021.  He was born in Halifax County, VA on November 29, 1954 and was 66 years of age. He was the son of the late Herbert Lester Powell, Sr. and the late Shirley Burton Powell.


He was a member of Ash Avenue Baptist Church and Virginia State Police Association.  He was a retired Master Trooper of the Virginia State Police after 27 years of service.


Herbert Lester Powell, Jr. is survived by:

His Son

Christopher Brice Powell of Chesterfield

Three Grandchildren

Candence Powell, Conner Powell and Hazel Powell


Jenny Vestal (Roger) of Timberlake

Mary Jane Ware of Rutherford, NC
Anthony Powell of South Boston

Host of nieces, nephews, friends and caregivers


A private graveside service will be held Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Halifax Memorial Gardens with the Virginia State Police Chaplin, Sr. Trooper Joseph Naylor officiating. Regarding the CDC guidelines with COVID-19, we recommend the wearing of face mask and social distancing.


For memorials, please consider Virginia State Police Association Emergency Relief Fund,


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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