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12/17/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Charlie Powell

Charles P. Powell, Jr.
(1921 - 08 Dec 2017)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1938

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Sunday.
Charlie Powell, Class of @ 1938, passed away in Newport News on Friday, December 08, 2017, at the age of 95.


From the Daily Press - 12/17/17:

             Charles P. Powell, Jr.

 

 

NEWPORT NEWS - Charles P. Powell Jr. who proudly served in the US Army during WWII entered the Kingdom of Heaven on December 8, 2017.

He was born in Newport News and was a lifelong resident of the peninsula. He graduated from Newport News High School. He was a loyal Hokie, graduating from VA Tech in 1949.

Charlie and his wife, Virginia, owned and operated Wythe Florist for 50 years.

Charlie was a 72-year continuous member of the American Legion Post 25. He served as Virginia Department Commander and Vice Commander, District Commander, Post 25 Commander, Chairman of the Department Finance Committee, Vice Commander of the 3rd District Activities Committee, and president of American Legion Post 25 Foundation. He was a member of the Virginia Department Internal Affairs Committee, the National Security Council, and the Conventional Armed Forces Committee. He participated in the Boys State program and was a delegate to many national conventions. He received the American Legion Distinguished Service Award in 2015. Charlie truly believed in the American Legion motto, "For God and Country".

 

 
 

 

 

Charlie was a 67-year member of Post L of the Travelers Protective Association. He served as national president, national vice president, national director, state president, state vice president, post president, and post vice president.

Charlie was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Virginia H. Powell; parents, Charles P. Powell Sr. and Lucille Drummond Powell; son-in-law, James B. Hemeon; and daughter-in-law, Susan W. Powell.

He is survived by his daughter and care giver, Deborah P. Hemeon; son, Charles P. Powell III; grandchildren, Heather Mossbrooks (Robert), Christopher Hemeon, Lucy Smith (Matt), and Olivia Hines (Spencer); great grandchildren, Samantha Bancroft, Zackary, Anthony, and Aiden Mossbrooks; and his faithful dog, Jake.

The family will receive friends at Peninsula Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 20, 1017, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. The burial will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park. Afterwards, friends are invited to a reception at American Legion Post 25 at 7609 Marshall Ave. Newport News, VA 23605.

Memorial donations may be made to American Legion Boys State, Attn: Larry Greene, PO Box 639, Montross, VA 22520 or to Hospice Support Care-Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on December 17, 2017.
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I am truly and deeply sorry for your loss. My warmest condolences go out to the family and friends of Charles. May you find comfort from the encouraging words found at 1 Thessalonians 4:14.

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mr. Powell'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

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802


 Onward Christian Soldiers

Words by Sabine Baring Gould in Church Times, 1865

Music (St. Gertrude) by Arthur S. Sullivan, 1871


Onward Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!
Christ, the royal Master,
Leads against the foe;
Forward into battle,
See His banner go!

Chorus:
Onward, Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!

2. At the sign of triumph
Satan's host doth flee;
On, then, Christian soldiers,
On to victory!
Hell's foundation quiver
At the shout of praise;
Brothers, lift your voices,
Loud your anthems raise!
Chorus:

3. Like a mighty army
Moves the church of God;
Brothers, we are treading
Where the saints have trod;
We are not divided;
All one body we
One in hope and doctrine,
One in charity.
Chorus:

4. Onward, then, ye people,
Join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices
In the triumph song;
Glory, laud, and Honor,
Unto Christ the King;
This thro' countless ages
Men and angels sing.
Chorus:


"Onward Christian Soldiers" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://ingeb.org/spiritua/onwardch.html - 04/16/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of
http://gregolsengallery.com 01/27/05

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Animated Greenery with Flashing Amber Lights Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.christmas-graphics-plus.com/free/wreaths.html - 12/15/08

American Legion Logo courtesy of http://www.delawarecitizencorps.org/partnerprograms - 11/17/08

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