Bobby Lee Powell

September 25, 1938April 25, 2021

Mr. Bobby Lee Powell, 82, of Lenoir passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Caldwell Hospice in Hudson.

Mr. Powell was born September 25, 1938 in Burke County to the late Vernon Powell and Annie Maye Powell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Barbara Ann Pritchard Powell, a son, Christopher Lee Powell, 2 sisters, Vera Ayers, Mildred Van Dyke and a brother, Marion Powell.

Mr. Powell graduated from Drexel High School, worked for Borden and Sealtest, as a milk truck driver. He was also a proud Veteran of the United States Army where he qualified as a sharpshooter on the rifle range. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and a founding member of the Lenoir Rescue Squad.


Also left to cherish his memory are his great grandchildren, Gus Whisnant, Braxton Williams, Abigail Hinson, Brantley and Kinley Triplett, Grant Bowman and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members and a special friend, Betty Gaye Wilson.

A Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Hamby officiating. Burial will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Military Honors will be provided by the Army National Guard and the Caldwell County Veterans Honor Guard.

Serving as pallbearers will be Justin Williams, Seth Whisnant, Garrett Bowman, Arthur Bryant , Keith Triplett, Freddie Davis, Braxton Williams and Brantley Triplett.

The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service, from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care at 902 Kirkwood Street Lenoir, N C 28645.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Bobby Lee Powell.


  • Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Teresa Ann Davis and husband Freddie H. Davis of Lenoir, Kimberly Dawn Williams of Lenoir, his twin sister, Betty Berry of Valdese, grandchildren, Seth Whisnant of Lake Wylie SC, Justin Williams, Jessica Triplett, Tiffany Bowman, all of Lenoir and Terra Davis of Washington, DC

  • Serving as pallbearers will be Justin Williams, Seth Whisnant, Garrett Bowman, Arthur Bryant , Keith Triplett, Freddie Davis, Braxton Williams and Brantley Triplett.


  • Receiving of Friends

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 29, 2021


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Ronny Childres

April 27, 2021

Bobby and I were classmates at Drexel High School, class of 1957. He was a great classmate. So sorry I had not been in touch all these years. Just lost contact. My prayers are with his family.

Frank Rice

April 27, 2021

Had some great times camping and playing golf with Bobby and Barbara. Thoughts and prayers are with the family 👪.

Jo Dahler

April 26, 2021

So sad to hear about Bobby's passing. Have so many wonderful memories from many years past of time spent with Barbara Ann and Bobby with family. We always loved being around him and all the fun he created. Prayers for the family.

Thelma Watts

April 26, 2021

Thelma Watts and family Loved our time with Bobby. He was such a joy to be with. He will be missed.
With love
Thelma Watts and family

Todd Kirby

April 26, 2021

Bobby was a great guy. I remember talks with Bobby that always brightened my day. He lived a full life and we should all be so blessed.

Pam Poarch

April 26, 2021

Teresa, sorry to hear about the loss of our father. Keeping your family in my prayers.

Tommy Triplett

April 25, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends during this difficult time