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Sunday, October 25, 2020
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Monday, October 26, 2020
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Willie Thomas “Tommy” Francis, Jr. of Halifax, VA passed away October 20, 2020. He was born in Halifax County, VA on August 16, 1965 and was 55 years of age. He was the son of Nancy Barksdale Francis and the late Willie “Billy” Francis, Sr. He was married to Bobbi Lynn Balducci Francis who survives.
Tommy was a retired bus driver from the Halifax County School System. He was the owner and operator of Backwoods Auto Body Shop - his passion. He loved nothing more than to take an old car and restore it back to life, making it shine like new. He loved working with his hands, whether on the cars or building his own home and shop, he learned his building talents from his "Papa" Hula Barksdale. While he may be gone, he will always be remembered as a loving son, husband, father, friend, and "one of a kind guy."
Willie Thomas “Tommy” Francis, Jr. is survived by:
Nancy B. Francis of Halifax
Bobbi Lynn Francis of Halifax
Holden Thomas Francis of Halifax
Reed Whitlow Francis of Halifax
Jessica Lynn Balducci of Halifax
Summer Mae Carter of Halifax
Dustin Noel Kaywood of Halifax
Two dear friends
Robert Bates and Sam McCraw
His four-legged companion
***Preceded in death by***
His Maternal Grandparents
Hula Thomas and Margaret Elizabeth Barksdale
John Thomas and Ella Francis
Two dear friends
Archie and T.C.
A chapel service will be held Monday, October 26, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Robert Bates officiating.
The family will receive friends Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 7:00 until 8:30 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home and other times at his home, 2177 Mountain Rd, Halifax, VA.
For memorials please consider the National Kidney Foundation, 1622 East Parham Rd., Richmond, VA 23228
Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com.
Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.