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John "Jack" William Torbert

May 12, 1931 — July 3, 2023

South Boston

John "Jack" William Torbert

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.



His Wife 

Robin R. Torbert


John Howard Torbert of Lynchburg, VA


Troy Clay McKinney of Lynchburg, VA


Cindy McKinney


Richard Torbert

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

Great Grandchildren

Daniel McKinney

Santos Bonilla


Proceeded in Death By

Step Son

Johnny McKinney


Peggy Porter, Betty Boyer, & Frank Torbert


Arrangements are made by Powell Funeral Home, INC. 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592.

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