Louis George Packett, Sr., 91, of Holly Grove Farm in Warsaw, Va. passed away peacefully on March 7, 2019. After attending Richmond County schools, he joined the United States Army and served in World War II. He went on to become an independent businessman, farmer, developer, and lumberman. Louis dedicated his life to service to his church, his family and his community. He sat on the Richmond County Board of Supervisors for 36 years, 8 years as Chairman. He also served 17 years on the Board of Directors for Northern Neck State Bank. As a member of Warsaw Baptist Church for 91 years, he served as a Trustee, Deacon, Church Property Committee member and Sunday School Secretary.
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He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Jane Mullin Packett of Warsaw; son, Louis George Packett, Jr. of Baltimore, Md.; son Michael Yeatman Packett (Rita) of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter Janie Packett Jones (Conrad) of Ashburn, Va.; grandchildren Sara Packett Pyles, Stephen Mullin Packett, Jr., William Conrad Jones, Jr., Patrick Packett Jones, Tyler James Packett, and Jordan Lee Packett; great-grandchildren Carlin Elizabeth Hardy, Ella Jane Hardy and Mary Michael Hardy; sister-in-law Becky Beasley Packett; God-daughter JoLynne Cobb Goebel (Willie) and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
Mr. Packett was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Nellie Packett; son Stephen Mullin Packett; brother Joseph Bertram Packett, Jr; brother Irving David Packett, Sr.; and the dearly departed siblings of his wife, Jane.
A memorial service will be held at Warsaw Baptist Church in Warsaw, Va. on March 15 at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Warsaw Baptist Cemetery Fund or the Building Maintenance Fund.
A reception will follow in the church Fellowship Hall.
The family would also like to offer our sincere appreciation to Dr. Reginald Mason and the medical staff of Riverside Tappahannock Hospital for their care and compassion while Mr. Packett was a patient. The family was comforted by Rev. Leslie Park and his Warsaw Baptist church family.