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John  Edward  Powell
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Obituary for John Edward Powell

John Edward Powell, 76, resident of Florence and Greenwood, husband of Mildred Jones “Millie” Powell, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at McLeod Hospice in Florence.

Born November 29, 1941, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Jasper Carl and Kitty Viola Degahart Powell. He was a graduate of 1960 Edmunds High School and a 1982 graduate of The University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering. Having retired from Grimes/FL Aerospace in Greenwood, he was formerly employed with Rockwell International in Columbia. He was also retired from The Mattress Factory in Greenwood which he and his first wife, Evelyn founded.

He was a member of Ashwood Baptist Church.

He was twice married, first to the late Evelyn Peyton Powell, to whom he was married for over 46 years. He is also predeceased by a niece, Sallie Workman and a nephew, Thomas Hill, both of whom grew up in his home; a sister, Margaret Price; and three brothers, Louis Powell, Daniel Powell and JC Powell.

Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are two daughters, Maxie Powell and Wendy P. and husband Khaled Abdelwahab, all of Greenwood; two sons, John Powell, II of Graniteville and Jasper and wife Rhonda Powell of Greenwood; special nieces, Jacqueline and husband Phillip Mann of Chapmanville, W.VA. and Jessie Powell of Greenwood; step children, Vicki and husband Robert Brannon of Timmonsville and Richard and wife JoAnne Peake of Lynchburg, SC; a brother, George Powell of Irmo; five sisters, Clara Brink of Bishopville, Celestine Mims, Hilda and husband Don Krieger, all of Sumter, Dorothy Hickson of Bishopville and Beatrice and husband Bill Lamkin of Jonesboro, AR; grandchildren, Ariel and husband Tyler Hembree, Amira Abdelwahab, Aliya Abdelwahab, Jay Powell and Katie Powell; special great nieces and nephews, Johnny Powell, III, Maxie Caroline Powell, Jennifer and husband Ryan Gore, Tonya Joyce and husband Shane Cooper and Roy Tyler Mann; step grandchildren, Lee and wife Holly Kaiser, Trey Peake and Clayton Peake; special great-grandchildren, Lilly Hembree, Victoria Grace Cooper and Corey Cooper, Molly Evelyn Gore, Pheobe Gore and Daniel Gore, Autumn Kaiser, Jackson Kaiser and Richie Kaiser.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Friday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Billy R. Boone officiating. Burial will be in Ramsey Creek Preserve in Westminster, SC at 3:00 pm Friday.

The family is at the home of Wendy and Khaled Abdelwahab, 508 Lakeport Drive in Greenwood and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8:30 Thursday evening.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bowers-Rodgers Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1252, Greenwood, SC 29648.

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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1425 Montague Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649





11:00 AM
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1425 Montague Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649





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Ramsey Creek Preserve

390 Cobb Bridge Road
Westminster, SC 29693


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