Henry Dewitt “D.J.” Thaxton Jr. of South Boston passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. He was born in Halifax County on Oct. 5, 1936 and was 84 years of age. He was the son of the late Henry Dewitt Thaxton, Sr. and the late Letha Lowery Thaxton. He was married to Barbara Privette Thaxton who survives.

He was a member of Ash Avenue Baptist Church where he served on the hospitality and property committees. He served in the United States Army, retired from Westinghouse and was a part time farmer.

Henry Dewitt “D.J.” Thaxton is survived by his wife, Barbara P. Thaxton; his daughter, Scarlett Thaxton Brandon and husband Michael of South Boston; one grandson, Easton Parker Brandon of South Boston; and special niece, Nancy Fallen Satterfield and husband Brad of South Boston.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Luna Mae Fallen and Barbara Price Draucker.

A graveside service will be held Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Oak Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Mull officiating. 

In keeping with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, we recommend the wearing of facemasks and social distancing. 

The service will be live streamed via Powell Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

The family will receive friends at his home.

For memorials, consider Muscular Dystrophy Association, https://





Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.