Charles Emmett Jennings of South Boston passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020.

He was born in Halifax County on Dec. 26, 1935 and was 84 years of age.

He was the son of the late Charlie Gilbert Jennings and the late Ruth Keese Jennings. He was married to the late Elizabeth Tune Jennings.

He was a member of Halifax Baptist Church.

Charles Emmett Jennings is survived by his daughter, Lisa J. Ligon, of South Boston; his two grandchildren, Laney Ligon of South Boston and Erin Ligon of South Boston; and his brother, William “Jack” Jennings of Gretna.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Virginia J. Foster, Glenn J. Clingempeel and Nancy J. Bridges

A graveside service was held Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 3 p.m. at Halifax Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Don Bryant officiating. In keeping with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, the funeral service was livestreamed via Powell Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

The family received friends Sunday, one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home and other times at his home.

For memorials, please consider Halifax County Rescue Squad, P.O Box 183, South Boston, VA 24592

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, South Boston.