John "Jack" William Torbert, beloved husband, father, and friend, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2023, at Berry Hill Health & Rehab in South Boston, Virginia. He was born on May 12, 1931, in Nelson County, VA. Jack's remarkable life was filled with dedication to his country, his community, and his loved ones.
From an early age, Jack exhibited a passion for serving others. This calling led him to join the United States Navy, where he honorably served for 20 years. His commitment to duty and unwavering patriotism defined his military career. Jack's service took him to various parts of the world, allowing him to embrace different cultures and forge lifelong friendships along the way. As a highly regarded sailor, he displayed exceptional skills and exemplified courage and resilience in the face of adversity. After his tenure in the Navy, Jack channeled his expertise into a career as the manager of the Lynchburg VA Wastewater Treatment facility. His dedication to public service continued as he worked tirelessly to ensure the well-being of the community by maintaining clean water resources. Beyond his professional accomplishments, Jack will be remembered for his remarkable personality. Intelligent and quick-witted, he had an uncanny ability to bring people together through engaging conversations filled with humor and wisdom. When not serving his country or community, Jack enjoyed pursuing a vast array of interests that earned him the title of "jack of all trades." Whether it was tinkering with new hobbies or working on home improvement projects, he approached everything with an unwavering determination and meticulous attention to detail. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Robin R. Torbert
John Howard Torbert of Lynchburg, VA
Troy Clay McKinney of Lynchburg, VA
Harry Torbert of Texas
Catherine Dent of Texas
Drew McKinney (Candace) of Georgia
Chelsea Mendoza (John Freddy) of South Carolina
Lindsey McKinney of Lynchburg, VA
Hunter McKinney of Lynchburg, VA
Proceeded in Death By
Peggy Porter, Betty Boyer, & Frank Torbert
Arrangements are made by Powell Funeral Home, INC. 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592.
Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com