Mr. John Henry Venable of Danville and formerly of Halifax died Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at Sovah Health Center in Danville at the age of 61.

Mr. Venable was born in Halifax County on March 16, 1958 to the late Mr. Charlie Venable and Mrs. Adalee Traynham Venable.

He was married to Mrs. Laura Farrar Venable and joined Crystal Hill Baptist Church at an early age.

Mr. Venable is survived by his wife, Mrs. Laura Venable of the home; one brother, Mr. James Venable (Edith); two sisters, Mrs. Viola Barksdale (Jeff) and Ms. Nannie Traynham; three step daughters; two stepsons; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousin, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends, including the devoted Ms. Jane Hodges and Mr. Robert Bates.

Funeral services for Mr. John Henry Venable will be on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Crystal Hill Baptist church with Pastor Dr. Louis S. Leigh officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 419 Brooke Drive, Danville.

Funeral arrangements are provided by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.