Pine Crest Funeral Home & Pine Crest Cemetery

1939 Dauphin Island Pkwy, Mobile, AL


Johnny Tyrone Powell

September 1, 1939September 14, 2019

Johnny Tyrone Powell, 80, was born September 1st, 1939 in Montgomery, Alabama. He passed away September 14th, 2019 in Mobile, AL at Mobile Infirmary Hospital. After the loss of his mother, his Uncle Jessie and Aunt Bertha Powell raised Johnny.

Johnny leaves behind two beloved sisters: Mary Sosebee of Northport, AL, and Phyllis Armstrong of Montgomery, AL, his niece, Sarah Anne Moore and nephew, Stuart Raine of Mobile, AL along with extended family members and many wonderful friends to cherish his memory.

Johnny graduated from Parish High School in Selma, AL and attended Auburn University majoring in Chemistry. He was a member of the United States Navy, serving on the U.S.S. John S McCain. Johnny loved to read and educate himself throughout his entire life. He mastered a number of skills such as welding, plumbing, carpentry, electrical work, taekwondo, bee keeping, farrier and horticulture. Johnny was a commercial deep-sea diver. He retired from Huntington Ingalls Inc. as a Master Ship Builder following 40 years of dedicated services. Johnny loved to travel, provide and care for his horses. He enjoyed studying the history of religions. Johnny will be remembered for his extensive knowledge and kindness.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Allan Eldridge, minister at Regency Church of Christ. The professional staff of Crowne Nursing Home for their love, care, and compassion. Thank you to the residents of Crowne Nursing Home who were wonderful friends to Johnny during the final chapter of his life. Your family-like love, attentiveness and uplifting inspiration will not be forgotten.

The family will be holding a Memorial Service on the grounds of Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 34904 AL-225, Spanish Fort, AL 36577, (251) 625-1338, on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM.


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Betty Powell McCoy

September 29, 2019

From the time you became my brother in law, we have had much love and respect for each other. I remember this story about you....the time you invited me to ride a bicycle with you and we went over 5 miles. The next day, I could hardly walk my legs were so sore. This amused you to no end! You also enjoyed playing hide and seek with Richard and me. Whenever we had to move, you would show up unannounced, without any foreknowledge of our new address. You delighted in the search and would burst out in laughter, whenever I would open the door and you would be there. You also liked to outrun the police when you were caught speeding. You were very successful at it! Johnny, I love you and you will be greatly missed. Your favorite sister in law, Betty!

Rick Ratliff

September 26, 2019

RIP Uncle Johnny. You will be missed.... always remembered. I always enjoyed and looked forward to being around you... and did spend a of time...years. Never forgot and was always appreciative that you allowed me to use your Scout to go to/from work when I was home for summers and the use of your 1966 396 Chevyl SS on dates (for which I gladly wash, compound and wax occasionally ). You were admired and loved by all. Tell all HI for me and in time I will see yall again.