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Tuesday, 16 February 2021 15:16

James Anthony Pohlman

James “Jim” Anthony Pohlman, age 72, of Lawrenceville, VA passed away February 13, 2021. He is the son of the late Anthony Carl Pohlman and Elizabeth Cartwright Pohlman. He is survived by his wife, Beverley Pohlman; his sons, Nathan Pohlman and wife Charlotte and Jeffrey Pohlman and wife Michele; his grandchildren, Katie Clary, Haley Hutchins, Cheyenne Pohlman and Caroline Pohlman; and his brothers, David Pohlman and wife Janice, Michael Pohlman and Timothy Pohlman and wife Ellen. He is preceded in death by his sister Nancy Marshall. Jim was retired from the Department of Corrections where he was a Correction Captain. He served in the Navy and was a Petty Officer Second Class. A memorial service with military honors will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Williams Funeral Home & Crematory, Lawrenceville, VA. The family will receive friends after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kairos Prison Ministry, P.O. Box 182, Woodbridge, VA 22194 or at kairosprisonministry.org or Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at ipffoundation.org.
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  • Comment Link Elsie Bright Sunday, 21 February 2021 18:45 posted by Elsie Bright

    Sorry for your loss. Mr. Pohlman was a great man to work with. Keep your head up because Jim wont have it any other way.

  • Comment Link Randy  Rosetta McAlister Saturday, 20 February 2021 09:56 posted by Randy Rosetta McAlister

    We met Jim and Beverly in Pigeon Forge, TN.
    Chase encounter in our mind... but divine providence from God!! This SC couple found new friends that really feel more like “family”.
    Our hearts are broken for Beverly! So thankful for the many times Jim spoke of his faith and the excitement of going to Heaven. Looking forward to reuniting in Heaven with him in days to come! Love, love, love this couple! Prayers for Bev and all the family!

  • Comment Link Sharon Macklin El Ghmari Saturday, 20 February 2021 03:30 posted by Sharon Macklin El Ghmari

    To the POHLMAN FAMILY: IT HAS BEEN A HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO HAVE KNOWN CAPTAIN POHLMAN. HE WILL BE TRULY MISSED. HE WAS A SOFT SPOKEN AND GENTLE GIANT. LOVED AND RESPECTED BY ALL...R.I.P CAPTAIN.

  • Comment Link Carralton C. Johnson Friday, 19 February 2021 22:30 posted by Carralton C. Johnson

    I worked at Brunswick Correctional Center with Jim. He was a very nice person and he certainly will be missed. To Be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
    With Deepest to the Family.
    Carralton Clements-Johnson

  • Comment Link Barb McVicker Larry Mcvicker Thursday, 18 February 2021 15:30 posted by Barb McVicker Larry Mcvicker

    Married into the family. My husband is Jim's nephew. We will always treasure the memories and wisdom uncle Jim taught us. He came into Larrys life when he needed him the most after Nancy's passing. We are all forever blessed to have known and got to love him. Definitely will miss seeing him. Love you Aunt Bev and family ❤???

  • Comment Link Julia Todman Thursday, 18 February 2021 15:13 posted by Julia Todman

    Rest Easy Capt. P. You will be missed.

  • Comment Link S. Chris Jones Thursday, 18 February 2021 11:38 posted by S. Chris Jones

    I just learned of Jim's passing and this is sad news. As a kid that grew up in Brunswick county, I was active in Boy Scouts (Troop 221) and Jim was an excellent mentor and leader for a group of boys who were growing into men. He pushed me to do more in scouting, which has translated into the way I live today. He made me better. I often think back to camping and other scouting trips, and the amount of time he devoted to us. These are fond and indelible memories for me. Jim's life was one well-lived and one of impact. I hope Nathan, Jeffrey and Beverley are able to take comfort in the good life he led and knowing the impact he had on the people around him.

  • Comment Link Lillian House(Reynolds) Wednesday, 17 February 2021 19:45 posted by Lillian House(Reynolds)

    Oh my heart is full of sorrow for the Pohlman family. Cpt. Pohlman was such a great man it was a pleasure to have worked with him. He will be missed, my condolences & prayers are with you all in the home going Of your husband, father, grandfather, brother & friend. May Peace be with you all, take care.

  • Comment Link Alvin  Linda Anderson Wednesday, 17 February 2021 17:59 posted by Alvin Linda Anderson

    Remembering him as Captain Pohlmam from BWCC.Sorry to hear of his passing.

  • Comment Link Ed Wright Tuesday, 16 February 2021 19:41 posted by Ed Wright

    Capt. Pohlman was an honorable man and always a steady hand at BWCC. Lov ya mean it. Warden Wright

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