Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service

3915 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC


Charles "Bunky" Powlas

11 April , 19298 May , 2019

Charles “Bunky” Leroy Powlas, 90, of Seagate died on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. He was born in Wilmington to Augusta Rogers and Alton Powlas on April 11, 1929.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Daphne Walton Powlas and daughter Charlotte Barnhill.

He is survived by his sons; Charles Powlas, Jr. and wife Debbie, Alton McNeil Powlas and wife Sylvia, Michael Alan Powlas and wife Kimberly, Glenn Earl Powlas and wife Lisa, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Charles was an entrepreneur and businessman in every sense of the word. He started Seagate Volunteer Fire Department, was owner of Seagate Gulf Station, self-made carpenter, and deacon at Seagate Baptist Church.

The funeral service will be held 12pm on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Seagate Baptist Church. Visitation will be one hour prior. Interment will immediately follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.coblewardsmithwilmington.com.


  • Visitation Monday, 13 May , 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, 13 May , 2019
  • Interment Monday, 13 May , 2019


Charles "Bunky" Powlas

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C B & Cricket Lewis

13 May 2019

Bunky, was a good friend of ours. We used to service as Deacons together at Sea Gate Baptist Church. We wish the family the best and may God bless. Love , C B & Cricket

Morris (Runt) & Betty Brown

12 May 2019

We were sorry to hear about
Bunky’s passing. You all are in our thoughts & prayers.

Jim Chesson

10 May 2019

Bunky was a wonderful friend and neighbor, Carolyn and I knew him since 1967, and never once saw him angry or unpleasant - there aren't many people that you can say that about! It's such a blessing to know he's entered his glorious eternal existence with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and we shall soon see him again!!!

Sarah Eudy

9 May 2019

My condolences to the family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of need. Mr. Powlas will truly be missed by many. But will never be forgotten.

Love Always,
Sarah Eudy
Friend of Alisha Clemmons