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Lacy Roosevelt Whitt

November 6, 1932 — June 12, 2019

Lacy Roosevelt Whitt

Lacy Roosevelt Whitt of South Boston passed away June 12, 2019.  He was born in Halifax County on November 6, 1932 and was 86 years of age. He was the son of the late Jack Buntin Whitt and the late Lillian Spencer Whitt and he was married to the late Joyce Jerlene Cranford Whitt.


He was a member of Cherry Hill United Methodist Church. He served in the United States Army Airborne during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of American Legion Post 8. He retired from J.P. Stevens after 40 years of service.   


Lacy R. Whitt is survived by:

His Daughter

Becky W. Hutcherson and husband Ricky of South Boston

Three Grandchildren

Shawn Short of South Boston

Eric Whitt of TX

Meredith Whitt of WY

Three Great Grandchildren

Patrick Simmons, Brooklyn Short and Cameron Short

Two Sisters

Imogene Robertson of South Boston

Lena Bish of Harrisonburg


***Preceded in death by***

His Son

Michael Whitt and Stanley Whitt


Owen Whitt, Marcellus Whitt and Ann W. Terry


A graveside service with Military Rites will be held Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Cherry Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Pat Neilson officiating.


The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall and other times at the home of Ricky and Becky Hutcherson, 110 Watlington Drive, South Boston.


For memorials please consider Cherry Hill United Methodist Church, 2153 Cherry Hill Church Rd., 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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Past Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cherry Hill United Methodist Church

2153 Cherry Hill Church Rd, South Boston, VA 24592

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