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John Thomas Stevens

August 21, 1935 — December 13, 2021

John Thomas Stevens

John Thomas “Big John” Stevens of Nathalie, VA passed away December 13, 2021.  He was born in Halifax County, VA on August 21, 1935 and was 86 years of age. He was the son of the late Richard Edgar and Mattye Pearl Wright Stevens. He was married to Thelma Short Stevens who survives.


He was a member of First Baptist Church of Republican Grove, an avid hunter and outdoorsman.  


John T. “Big John” is survived by:

His Wife of Nathalie

Thelma S. Stevens

His Children

Kay Stevens Atherton and husband Jay of Colleyville, TX

Bruce C. Stevens and wife Kimberly of Halifax

Four Grandchildren

Jennifer A. Perez (Luke)

Jason W. Atherton (Mallory)

McKenzie Stevens (Allison)

Jonathan W. Stevens (Amanda)

Four Great Grandchildren

Eva and Mia Atherton, Shelby Perez, and Charlie Stevens

Host of Nieces and Nephews


***Preceded in death by***


Richard E. Stevens Jr, and Stacy E. Stevens


A memorial service will be held at a later date.


For memorials please consider a charity of your choice.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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