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James "Jimmy" Franklin Jennings, Sr.

April 3, 1940 — February 24, 2020

James "Jimmy" Franklin Jennings, Sr.

Mr. James Franklin “Jimmy” Jennings Sr. of Halifax, VA passed away on Monday, February 24, 2020 at his home.  He was born in Halifax County on April 3, 1940 and was 79 years old.  He was the son of the late Bernard Joseph Jennings and Lydia Church Jennings.  He was a member of Beth Car Baptist Church. He was a retired contractor, but his true passion was his cars. Jimmy was one of the first in Halifax County to own a Corvette. He originally was a drag car racer and later raced stock cars at South Boston and Orange County Speedways.

Jimmy Jennings, Sr. is survived by:

Two Daughters

Ginger Lanette Jennings of Halifax

Jaime Ann Jennings of South Boston

Two Sons

James F. Jennings Jr. and wife Taylor of Halifax

Jacob Bryant Jennings of Charleston, SC

Three Grandchildren

Bowen Jennings, Lane Jennings and Raney Jennings

One Sister

Margaret Dyer of South Boston


***Preceded in death***


Lois Henderson and B.J. Jennings, Jr.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Eldridge Cullum. Burial to follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 at Powell Funeral Home.

For memorials please consider the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. 1891, Halifax, VA 24592 or the Halifax County Humane Society, P.O. Box 969, South Boston, VA 24592.

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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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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