Andy Layton “Layton” Powell age 66, of Keysville, VA passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on October 22, 2019. Layton was born on February 9, 1953, the third child of Thomas L. Powell, Sr., and Frances Bishop Powell.  He was a graduate of Central High School in Victoria, and a lifelong resident of Lunenburg County.  Layton was a tobacco and cattle farmer.  His passion was coaching Diamond Fever Softball and he did so until his health prevented it.  Those that knew him will always remember his quick wit and his cowboy hat or his baseball hat with his sunglasses.

Layton is survived by his daughters, Magen and Marlo “Molly”; his siblings, Annie P. McReynolds (Mac), Thomas L. Powell Jr., (Debra), and Tammie P. Jackson (Charles); as well as a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. The family will forever be grateful to Hazel Gee and his many caregivers.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 26, 2019, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment to follow in Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on Friday, October 25, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Union Grove Baptist Church, Charlotte County Rescue Squad, P O Box 330, Keysville, VA 23947, or The Tisch Brain Tumor Center, DUMC 3624, Durham, NC 27710.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is serving the family.

Condolence Messages

  1. Patricia M Davidson

    22 October 2019 4 years ago

    Praying for your family

  2. Janice Francisco

    22 October 2019 4 years ago

    Oh Layton, you will so be missed. You were a very special person indeed. Such a ray of sunshine always came from you. I know your family will miss you as well as your friends. May you RIP my friend. Farewell, heaven definitely gained an Angel last night. Janice Francisco

  3. Anne Paynr

    22 October 2019 4 years ago

    Prayers and sympathy

  4. Linda Queen

    22 October 2019 4 years ago

    So sorry for your loss, Tommy you and your family are in my prayers.

  5. Carolyn Martin

    22 October 2019 4 years ago

    My heart goes out to the Powell family. Layton was a wonderful person. My brother loved working for him everyone new him as Hippy, none as Michael Robertson. Lot’s of prayers to all..

  6. Peggy (Dunaway) Brown

    22 October 2019 4 years ago

    May God comfort you All and help you find peace. Love y’all

  7. Betsy Newcomb Long

    22 October 2019 4 years ago

    Blessings, peace and understanding to all of you. Layton was a great person and he will be missed. Bets

  8. Chuck and dixie

    22 October 2019 4 years ago

    We send out our sincere condolences to the Powell family at this time and in the future.

  9. Mac and BETTY BAILEY

    22 October 2019 4 years ago

    To Margo/ Megan and the entire Powell family. We are so sorry to hear of Layton’s my thoughts go back many years, my DAd always told me, the Powell Family are good people. Layton was a good friend and neighbor to me

  10. Frieda T. Whirley

    23 October 2019 4 years ago

    So sorry to hear this. We all grew up in our beloved Lunenburg County. You always had something funny to say. I called you my “”Daytona buddy” and you always gave a big smile about that. Sending hugs and prayers to your family. You will never be forgotten.

  11. Beverly Angell

    23 October 2019 4 years ago

    So very sorry to hear this. Layton coached my daughter in Diamond Fever Softball. Great coach and such a nice man. Prayers for Magen and Marlo and the Powell family.

  12. Becky Gillispie

    23 October 2019 4 years ago

    Tommy, so sorry to hear this. May God bless you and all of the family.
    Becky & Randolph Gillispie

  13. Katherine (Smith)Arthur & Michael Arthur

    23 October 2019 4 years ago

    We were so saddened to hear the passing of Layton. We were classmates at Central High School, Class of 1971. He was always a happy, funny classmates and was liked by all. May the family find comfort during these trying days thru our Heavenly Father and in knowing that Layton was loved and cared for by many. God bless.

  14. connie mason

    23 October 2019 4 years ago

    Much love to all the family for peace and comfort. Layton’s quick wit and
    big laugh will never be forgotten.

    Connie & Jerry

  15. Donna Ferguson

    24 October 2019 4 years ago

    So sad to hear about Layton passing. He was a dear friend and classmate at Central. Great guy, RIP Layton
    My deepest sympathy to all the family.

  16. Tommy and Linda Chumney8

    24 October 2019 4 years ago

    Prayers for the Powell family. Layton was one of a kind and well loved. He fought a hard battle. May he now RIP

  17. Jimmie Dix

    24 October 2019 4 years ago

    To the entire Powell family. I am so sorry to hear of Laytons passing. First met him when was working in tobacco with his dad Tip. From them on it was like a friend i had known for years. Each time i would see him we spoke and chatted. He will be remembered as a true friend, that always spoke. He will be missed. Will pray for the family, and may God bless you all.

  18. Christie Bailey

    25 October 2019 4 years ago

    We are so very sorry to hear the news of Layton’s passing.
    Unfortunately we are are not going to be in town
    But please know our prayers go out to you all
    Layton was a great man and has put up such a
    heroic fight. Much love to you all!
    Michael and Christie Bailey

  19. H.P. Harding

    26 October 2019 4 years ago

    I have been knowing Layton since he was a teen … In the late 1960’s early 1970″s fixing up an old hurse was the thing .. I remember the one Layton had , I always liked him … hard worker , good man … rest on Brother ..

  20. Laurie M Thomas

    28 October 2019 4 years ago

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

  21. Lee Payne

    29 October 2019 4 years ago

    So sorry to hear this..Layton was a good chidhood friend..Had fun with him in school .Spent some nights at his house..Got to know his Mom ,Dad, Tommy and his sis..Will miss you..

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