Deacon Johnny C. Powell, Sr. entered eternal rest on Monday, September 9, 2013 at his residence.
He was a native of Liberty County, GA and resided in Savannah, GA. He was a 1946 graduate of Liberty County Training Senior High School and a 1956 graduate of Savannah State College. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in the Korean War. He retired from Norfolk Southern Rail Road Company after 34 years of service. He was the owner and operator of Powell and Son’s Electrical Service. He was a member of Abyssinia Baptist Church where he served on the Deacon Board, Usher Board,and Past Sunday School Superintendent.
Survivors are: two daughters, Julie Powell Crawford, Viola Powell Dumas (Michael), three sons, Johnny C. Powell, Jr. (Lorna), Arnold Craig Powell (Genice), Richard Carl Powell, one sister, Carrie Powell McGriff, 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Townsley Chapel A.M.E. Church, 252 Eagle St. Savannah, GA. Rev. Joseph A. Baker, Officiating. Interment ~ Hillcrest Abbey East. Military Honors.
Sidney A. Jones and Campbell Funeral Services. Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at www.sidneyajonesfh.com