11/08/08 - NNHS Newsletter
James F. Powell, Sr.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today. Jimmy Powell, Class of 196_, brother of Robert Powell of VA and Brenda Powell Ford of VA, passed away on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 in Martinsburg, West Virginia at the age of 66. He was preceded in death by his older brother, Presley Powell, Class of 1957 (23 Sept 1939 - 20 Aug 2000).
From the Daily Press - 11/08/08:
James F. Powell
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - James F. Powell Sr., 66, of
Martinsburg, W.Va., and Newport News, Va., died on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008,
at City Hospital.
He was a native of Newport News and attended Christopher Newport College. He was employed by Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company in the X30 department and later owned and operated Helmer Feed Store. Jimmy was a man of many talents who will always be remembered for his ability to tell a story and for his incredible sense of humor.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Edith McCann; stepfather, Richard McCann; and brother, George Presley Powell.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda A. Powell; one son, James F. Powell Jr. and his wife, Mary Beth; one daughter, Susan P. Taylor; five grandchildren, Suzanne Oliver and husband, SFC Matthew, Emily Taylor, Sarah Taylor, Carly Powell, and James F. Powell III; one future great-grandson, Austin Matthew Oliver; one brother, Robert W. Powell and wife, Linda of Seaford, Va., and one sister, Brenda Ford of Hampton, Va.
Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va. Interment will be private.
See obituary at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks .
Published in the Daily Press 0n 11/8/2007.
Name: Bob Powell
Address: 509 Sparrer Road
Zip/Postal Code: 23696
Email Address: email@example.com
Tribute: Jimmy was a unique person of many talents and artistic abilities. I always admired him for his creativeness and ability to see things from a different perspective. He was his own person and definitely did things "his way". Jimmy could bring laughter at times that no one else could or should, he had a talent for entertaining and used it frequently to the delight of his audience. I'll miss him so much. Thank you Linda, Susan, Jimmy and grandchildren for being there for him and providing for him during his illness. I love you. Bobby
Name: Phyllis Everhart
Name: Woody and Sharon
Name: Nick DiMarino
Name: Sherri Splawn
Our deepest condolences are extended to the Powell family at this time.
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Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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