Herbert Lester “Les” Powell Jr. of Timberlake, North Carolina passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. He was born in Halifax County on Nov. 29, 1954 and was 66 years of age. He was the son of the late Herbert Lester Powell Sr. and the late Shirley Burton Powell.

He was a member of Ash Avenue Baptist Church and Virginia State Police Association. He was a retired Master Trooper of the Virginia State Police after 27 years of service.

Herbert Lester Powell Jr. is survived by his son, Christopher Brice Powell of Chesterfield; three grandchildren, Candence Powell, Conner Powell and Hazel Powell; siblings Jenny Vestal (Roger) of Timberlake, Mary Jane Ware of Rutherford, North Carolina and Anthony Powell of South Boston; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and caregivers.

A private graveside service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Halifax Memorial Gardens with the Virginia State Police Chaplin, Sr. Trooper Joseph Naylor, officiating. Regarding the CDC guidelines with COVID-19, we recommend the wearing of face masks and social distancing.

For memorials, consider Virginia State Police Association Emergency Relief Fund, vspa.org.

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

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