Thomas “Tommy” Littleton Powell, Jr., 76 of Keysville, VA, entered his heavenly home September 24, 2021. He was born on November 19, 1944 in Newport News, VA.

Tommy was a faithful member of Union Grove Baptist Church and loved his church family. Tommy thrived in the outdoors, making a living farming and surveying the land. He loved hunting, trail riding on his mule, Bonnie, and “shaking a leg” on the nearest dance floor. Tommy was a craftsman from the tobacco field to the Rook table. A man with much wisdom and advice, he was a loving dad, friend and neighbor.  Whatever “hand” life dealt, he faced it with strength, humor and courage, including his most recent battle with ALS.

Tommy is survived by his children: Cindy Felton (Leigh), Troy Powell (Tracy), Stacey Seals (Chad) and Monty Powell (Lisa). Seven grandchildren: Skylar, Slade, Saxton and Sloan Seals, Logan Powell (Lilly), Olivia and Gunner Powell. Mother of his children, Vonda Cochran.  A beloved significant other, Debra Morris. Siblings: Annie McReynolds (Mack), Tammie Jackson (Charles). He is preceded in death by his father, Thomas L. Powell, Sr., his mother, Frances Powell and his brother, Layton Powell.

“We are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and home with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8

A special thank you to his dedicated caregivers, Brandi and Carol.

The family will receive friends at Browning-Duffer Funeral Home Sunday, September 26th, 4pm-7pm. An outdoor service will be held Monday, September 27th at 2pm at Union Grove Baptist Church in Keysville, VA, interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Union Grove Baptist Church. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.


Condolence Messages

  1. Carolyn Thompson Jones, classmate and friend

    25 September 2021 2 years ago

    He leaves a big hole in the hearts of all who knew him. Kind, gentle, gracious are just a few adjectives to describe a man I will never forget.

  2. Pat and Dan Felker

    25 September 2021 2 years ago

    Our sincere condolences to the family of Tommy. May he Rest In Peace.

  3. Michael Bailey

    25 September 2021 2 years ago

    Tommy was one of the very finest men in our little community. The Lord has Tommy in his arms now. Rest In Peace, my friend.

  4. Randy Sowell

    25 September 2021 2 years ago

    Cindy, Troy, Stacy and Monty, I am so sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. I will never forget our times together growing up hunting, visiting ,horseback riding and making ice cream on Sundays. We were all so close. Know that y’all are in out prayers.

  5. Alfreda Davis

    26 September 2021 2 years ago

    Our family sends our sincerest condolences and prayers to the Powell family at this most difficult time. Stacey you’re in my prayers. Love you Robert and Alfreda ❤

  6. Cathy Taylor

    26 September 2021 2 years ago

    Cindy I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you all and comfort you in this time

  7. Lisa Wilkerson

    26 September 2021 2 years ago

    My sincere condolences to the Powell family. Tommy was such a special kind generous person. I had the opportunity, after my Mom’s funeral, to tell him. To me he was like an older brother as I was growing up in Union Grove Church. Always exhibiting a genuine gentle heart and offering his time and example to the youth. May he rest in heavenly peace.

  8. Bro Bud and Jean Jernigan

    26 September 2021 2 years ago

    Although it was years since we saw Tommy, we have never forgotten his kind and sweet ways to his Pastor family at that time (1978-1980). I remember him staying with Bro Bud all night at the hospital when Bud had surgery …we have never forgotten eating meals at the house and enjoying the family …. Love to all!!

  9. Malcolm Francis

    26 September 2021 2 years ago

    Our Sincere Condolences. Out Thoughts And Prayers Are With All Of You.

  10. Dawn Bacon

    27 September 2021 2 years ago

    I have many fond memories growing up at Union Grove with the Powell family. Tommy was such a kind and gentle person, always smiling. We are keeping the entire family in our thoughts and prayers. May your precious memories give you comfort!

  11. Charlotte Carlton

    27 September 2021 2 years ago

    Scripture says,” I go to prepare a place for you. In my house are many mansions.” Be at Peace knowing Tommy is in one of those Mansions, with OUR SAVIOR. LOVE & SYMPATHY TO ALL.

  12. Rita Robinette

    27 September 2021 2 years ago

    I was very sorry. My condolences to the whole family.

  13. Linda Queen

    27 September 2021 2 years ago

    I am so sorry to hear about Tommy, he was a great guy always talked with home whenever we came in contact. He was such a great dancer always enjoyed dancing with him when I had a chance. He will truly be missed. Prayers for the family.

  14. Cynthia Mumaw

    29 September 2021 2 years ago

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Tommy was truly an extraordinary person who loved spending time with people, horseback riding and dancing. He will be missed.

  15. Jimmie Dix

    29 September 2021 2 years ago

    Tommy was a wonderful person! I new him from working with him in tobacco and in passing on the street. Always a friendly man to talk to. At least we know he’s in God’s comfort now! I pray for all the family during this time! May God bless and comfort each one of you in this time of need! ✝️

  16. Frieda Trammell Whirley

    30 September 2021 2 years ago

    Was so sad to hear of Tommy’s death. He was a school mate and always stopped to have a friendly conversation when seeing you. I would give him a hug and remind him that he was older than me because he drove my school bus. May you RIP

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