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Julius Riley "Joe" Barksdale

June 3, 1938 — November 19, 2019

Julius Riley "Joe" Barksdale

Julius Riley "Joe" Barksdale of South Boston, VA passed away November 19, 2019.  He was born in Halifax County, VA on June 3, 1938 and was 81 years of age. He was the son of the late Julius R. Barksdale and the late Leida R. Boyd. He was married to Margaret Wilborn Barksdale who survives.


He was of the Baptist faith.  


Julius Riley "Joe" Barksdale is survived by:

His Wife

Margaret W. Barksdale of the home

Three Sons

David Barksdale and wife Judy of South Boston

Michael Barksdale of South Boston

Mark Barksdale and wife Tammie of South Boston

Five Grandchildren

Brandon Barksdale, Matthew Barksdale, Amanda Ambrose, Dean Satterfield and Darrin Satterfield

Four Great Grandchildren

Sister-in-law, special friend and caregiver

Ruby Wilborn

Special niece

Donna Short

***Preceded in death by***


May Vaughan

Doris Thomas

One Grandchild

Justin Whitaker

Special friend

Robert Briggs


A funeral service will be held Friday, November 22, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Todd McClure officiating. Burial to follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.


The family will receive friends Friday one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home.


For memorials please consider a charity of your choice.


The family would like to thank the all the staff at Berry Hill Health and Rehab for their special care and support.  


Online condolences may be directed to


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

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Friday, November 22, 2019

1:00 - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, November 22, 2019

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