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Thomas Wayne Bendall Sr.

October 15, 1948 — November 18, 2023

Prince George


Thomas Wayne Bendall, Sr., of Prince George, VA, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 18, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn Harrison Bendall, Sr. and Margaret Hamlin Bendall; brother, Glenn Harrison Bendall, Jr.; and his daughter, Laurie LeBlanc. 


He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rose; son, Thomas Bendall, Jr. (Diana); grandkids, Britney, Grace (Cody), Haley, and Ryan; great-grandkids, Haley, Caden, Lola, and Gwen; sister, Sue (Barney); and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews 


A devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather— to Thomas, there was no stranger. Thomas spent his years in the 80th Division U.S. Army Band, working at Brenco, Hopewell Convalescent, Rollins Painting, and G M Clements. Thomas was an active member of Disputanta Ruritan Club, Prince George Historical Society, Sussex Newville Hunt Club, and Faith Lutheran Church. Thomas is mostly known for the 43 years that he dedicated to Prince George County’s Recreation Department coaching baseball. There was never a field too far to watch his grandkids play softball and baseball; he could always be found sitting in the stands. If it wasn’t ball season it was hunting season. Thomas enjoyed the early mornings at the hunt club surrounded by his son, grandkids, and friends. 


The family will welcome friends on Friday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. for a memorial visitation at the Crater Road Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 3935 S. Crater Road Petersburg, VA 23805. Followed by a memorial service on Saturday, December 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 8211 Prince George Drive Disputanta, VA 23842. The welcome is also extended for a lighting of the field ceremony on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at JEJ Moore Middle School, Field 1 to honor Thomas for his years of dedication as a coach. 


In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to your local recreation departments to help supply their baseball programs. Condolences may be registered online at

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Friday, December 1, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

E Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory - Petersburg

3935 S. Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805

The family of Mr. Bendall will receive family and friends at the Crater Road Chapel of E. Alvin Small funeral homes and Crematory from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2023.

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