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Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home

515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC

OBITUARY

James "Jimmy" Michael Powell

July 29, 1952November 4, 2019
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James (Jimmy) Michael Powell, 67, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by dear friends and family on November 4, 2019 following a courageous and tenacious fight with pancreatic cancer. He embarked on his next big adventure surrounded by love and well wishes and is now at peace and without pain.

He was the son of the late Henry Walker Powell, Jr. (Buddy) and is survived by his mother, Gwendolyn Goodson Powell Jeffreys and sister, Fran Powell Harold (Graham); step sister in-law Margaret Pickett (Marti) Jeffreys; step brother Morris Jeffreys (Debbie); step nieces and nephews: Margaret-Ellen Christiansen (Thom), Angie Schomp, (Josh), Morris T. Jeffreys, Jr. (Robin), Charles B. (Chuck) Jeffreys; great nephew Matthew T. Jeffreys; great niece, Katelyn L. Jeffreys; and many beloved cousins.

Jimmy graduated from Wofford College with a BBA and then earned his master’s degree at the Wake Forest University Babcock School. His career started with Johnston and Murphy Shoe Company, then Georgia Boot/Durango Boot where he was the National Advertising Manager. He sold yarn for Glen Raven Mills and later he ran the Munsingwear Grand Slam Division.

JP played scratch golf at Alamance Country Club and at golf courses around the country where he made many endearing friends of all ages. He had the ability to see the good in the people he met, and he made extraordinary efforts to stay in touch.

Jimmy cherished friends and family, the Goodson family farm in Caswell County, hunting, golf, ladies and dogs, but most of all he appreciated his friends. In the words of dear family friend Minta Coeyman, he would tell those who knew him that he “loved you mighty good!!!” RIP Jimmy. You fought the good fight!

A celebration of Jimmy’s life will be held Friday, November 15 at 11 AM in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church. Following the service there will be a luncheon in the Mullin Life Center at the church.

Because of Jimmy’s love for his country, children and veterans and in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Southeastern Guide Dogs, 4210 77th St. East, Palmetto, FL 34221.

Online condolences may be made through www.Haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.

Services

15 November

Memorial Service

11:00 am

First Presbyterian Church

617 North Elm Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401

15 November

The family will receive friends with a luncheon following the service

First Presbyterian Church

Mullin Life Center

706 North Greene Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401

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David Conrad

November 10, 2019

I met Jimmy in 2007. We became instant friends. I never saw him without a smile on his face. Jimmy was a witty, honest, caring man, with a huge heart. As is sadly so often true, the good leave us too early. Godspeed Jimmy; I will never forget you.

Chris Miller

November 9, 2019

I first met Jimmy about 15 years ago when our paths crossed in the life insurance business. We were instant friends. We lost a great man and friend in Jimmy Powell. He is a genuine good person who loves people and leaves people better than he found them. Jimmy battled a challenging bout with cancer but is now at peace.

This truth gives me great comfort. “What a wonderful thing is death, really, when all is said and done. It is the great reliever. It is a majestic, quiet passing on from this life to another life, a better life, I am satisfied of that. We go to a place where we will not suffer as we have suffered here, but where we will continue to grow, accumulating knowledge and developing and being useful under the plan of the Almighty made possible through the atonement of the Son of God.” Gordon B. Hinckley.

Love you Jimmy!

Bill Cassidy

November 6, 2019

We lost a great person and golfing buddy.

tom hodgin

November 5, 2019

We were friends, and I will miss him ..

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