Whitten Monelison Chapel

3966 South Amherst Highway, Madison Heights, VA


Carl George Powell

August 3, 1940June 26, 2019

Carl George Powell, 78, of Amherst, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at his residence. He was the loving husband of Joan Booth Powell.

Born on August 3, 1940 in Harrisburg, PA he was the son of the late Carl and Elva Powell. Carl served our country in the United States Air Force and retired from IBM as an engineer. Carl was a member of Forest Alliance Church, where he served as an Elder. He also enjoyed collecting guns and working on items from household appliances to lawnmowers.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Elva Kowallis.

Carl is survived by his wife, Joan Powell; son, Ray Gordineer and wife Terri Jennings; daughters, Linda Dzyndra and husband Borys and Nancy Tompkins and husband Brion; grandchildren, Jason King and wife Jennifer, Tiffany King and husband Sylvain Milot, and Nadia DeMuth and husband Jeremiah; great grandchildren, Avery Corrigan, Griffin Corrigan, Skylar King, and Isabel Milot; sister, Margie Zinnamosca and husband Marshall; brother-in-law, Jack Kowaliss; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.

The family will receive friends from 3-5 pm on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Whitten Monelison Chapel.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Whitten Monelison Chapel with Rev. David Blackburn officiating. Interment will follow at Amherst Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by the American Legion Post 16.


  • Visitation Sunday, June 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 1, 2019


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Lori Zinnamosca

June 27, 2019

Uncle Carl was such an interesting person, with so much knowledge in so many areas, technology, guitar, astronomy and firearms... I joined the family in 1988 and it was wonderful getting to know him and Aunt Joan through the years. Right out of High school he joined the Air Force, then worked at IBM until he retired. My husband Brian Zinnamosca, remembers a drastic change in his life when he came to trust Jesus Christ as his Savior, then God brought Joan into his life and they’ve been together ever since. We are so thankful to know his confidence was in Christ and he is now face to face with his Savior.