SFC (R) James Powell

SFC (R) James Powell

Friday, July 15th, 1949 Saturday, March 28th, 2020

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Obituary for SFC (R) James Edward "Jim" Powell

James Edward "Jim" Powell, age 70, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
A Family Celebration of Life with Army Honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 3, 2020 at the chapel of McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home. An intimate gathering of his family and closest friends will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home. Jim will be laid to rest at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.
Jim entered into this life on July 15, 1949 in Seneca, South Carolina to parents Thomas Ray Powell and Mary Lavinia Holden Powell. Following high school and at the height of Vietnam, Jim bravely entered into active duty service with the US Army and served his country until his retirement from service in 1989. Additionally, Jim went on to work as a contractor for DynCorp and Lockheed supporting 160th Night Stalkers Operations at Ft. Campbell. A South Carolina native, Jim was an avid fan of his hometown Clemson Tigers athletics, especially football. He also was an electronics and computer hobbyist, although his favorite thing to do in his spare time was spending time with his family, all of whom he was very proud.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Lori Moore Powell, his two children, Ryan Powell (Maddie Anderson) and Nicole Powell, and sister-in-law, Angie Moore.

PLEASE NOTE: Memorials may be made in memory of Jim Powell to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be made to his family by visiting Jim's tribute page at or drive by visitation where you may sign a guest book and share a condolence with a member of the family from inside your vehicle.

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The Kemberton Tech Team and Jacqueline Hartman have planted a memorial tree for SFC (R) James Edward "Jim" Powell.
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Rob Mosier

Condolences to the entire Powell family. Joni and I have worked with Jim for many years. He had an amazing attitude, would help anyone who needed a hand and never skipped a beat with his since of humor. As Bob R said, the crew will miss him on our “Lunch and Guns” days for certain but will definitely reminisce about the great times.
Rest in Peace Jim, we’ll miss you and may the Lord grant you everlasting peace!

Rob and Joni Mosier
Comment | Posted at 10:33am via Condolence

The Kemberton Tech Team

To Ryan and the Powell Family - Ryan's colleagues and all of Kemberton express our condolences and have planted this memorial tree in James' memory
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Gary Carney

My sincere Condolences goes out to Jim's family. Had a lot of fun over the years cutting up with Jim at the 160th and he was great friend. Going to miss you Brother, rest in Peace!

Gary Carney
Comment | Posted at 05:40pm via Condolence

Elana Stubbs

I was a dancer at the dance force and always remember all he did for us students. I was saddened to hear of his passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Comment | Posted at 05:25pm via Condolence

Robert Risnear

Condolences to Jim’s family and friends. I’ve worked with Jim for about 20 years and he’s always taken care our team’s needs. We enjoyed joking around with him for he could take a joke while dishing it out at the same time. He was one of the regulars on our “Lunch and Guns” days where we all learned he was a big Sig-Sauer fan. He had a thick hide for I can count on one hand how many times I’ve seen him with a jacket on during the Winter time. Rest in Peace Jim, we’ll miss you!

Bob Risnear
Comment | Posted at 03:59pm via Condolence

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