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10/27/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Doug Powell

Earl Douglas Powell, Jr.
(06 Apr 1929 - 22 Oct 2019)

Newport News High School Class of June 1947

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 There is more sad news today.  Doug Powell, Class of June 1947, passed away in Newport News on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the age of 90. 

From the Daily Press - 10/27/19:

            Earl Douglas Powell, Jr.


    NEWPORT NEWS - Earl Douglas Powell, Jr. "Doug", went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.

He was born April 6, 1929, to Albertine and Earl Douglas Powell in Newport News, Virginia.

Doug was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Wilma.

He is survived by his son, Wayne and his wife, Vanessa and his daughter, Wendy and her husband, Jim. Doug and Wilma were also blessed to have six grandchildren, Lindsey, Clay, Trevor, Summer, Skylar and Tanner, as well as two great-grandchildren, Anthony and Brinkley.

Doug was a musician who began playing drums at Newport News High School and played in local bands for many years. He met his wife Wilma, who was also a drummer, while playing in those bands. He worked at Newport News Shipbuilding until his retirement and then went to work at Peninsula Funeral Home for many years.

Doug Powell
  Doug was loved and admired by his family and will be truly missed.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 29, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Pastor Jim Paisley. Burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park.View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press
on October 27, 2019.
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October 28, 2019

~ Brenton Tilghman

  Our deepest condolences are extended to Doug's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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Because He first loved me!

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The sinner's perfect plea.

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In store for every day,
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Can feel my deepest woe,
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That none can bear below.

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