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Saturday November 2nd, 2019

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John Henry Powell

John Henry Powell, Jr. died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at WakeMed in Raleigh, NC at the age of 73.  He was pre-deceased by his parents, John Henry and Eleanor McClung Powell.

 John was born in Suffolk, VA and graduated from Frederick Military Academy in Portsmouth, VA. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC. John worked for many years at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh, before becoming an accomplished landscaper in the Raleigh area. Genial, kind and very proud of family, he had an outstanding memory for time and dates.

He is survived by three siblings:  Eleanor (Jim) Darden of Richmond, VA, Jean (Frank) Bell of Bethany Beach, DE, and Paul H. Powell of Richmond, VA.

Burial will be private at Holly Lawn Cemetery in Suffolk, VA.  A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on November 2, 2019 at Christ Episcopal Church, 120 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC  27601.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to,  Arthritis Foundation National Office, 1355 Peachtree Street, NE, 6th Floor, Atlanta, GA  30308 or Holland Christian Church, P. O. Box 7097, Suffolk, VA  23437.  Arrangements are being handled by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home in Raleigh, N. C. and  R. W.Baker in Suffolk, VA. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.

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Paul and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that Bucky and I are holding you close in our thoughts. Paul, if you get to Suffolk, please let us know ( 757-377-8816). We would love to see you. Sending you and all your loved ones our deepest condolences. Bucky and Kay Hurley

Kay W Hurley May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Thinking and praying for this sweet family. Our hearts are heavy. What a wonderful man he is and may God Bless his beautiful doul

Susan dalton parker May 13 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Johnny. You probably will not remember me, however I remember all the many hours he spent at our house as a child and how much he meant to my mother. We all thought of him as our little brother. Will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Dorothy Jamerson and Buddy Horn

Dorothy J.Horn May 13 2021 12:00 AM

The Class of '64 at Holland High just had our 55th class reunion. Even though John didn't graduate with us he was always considered one of us. I was distressed to hear about his passing so suddenly just after we had received a message from him at the reunion. Of course the Powell's were an integral part of the church in Holland. I will keep your family in prayer as you go through this sad time. John was a special friend. God bless you all. Penny $

Penny Dollar May 13 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this news. Eleanor, Jean, and Paul, your family has very special memories to me. Your mom and dad for a big part of my growing up as we're all of you kids.

Kenna Garren Doremus May 13 2021 12:00 AM