James David Powell Jr.

January 22, 1949October 17, 2017

James David Powell, Jr., 68 of Wilmington died Tuesday, October 17, 2017. He was born on January 22, 1949 in New Bern, North Carolina to James and Betty Powell.

Mr. Powell served in the US Navy and had worked for MCO and Hillco.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Jerrie Barger and son-in-law Robert Biddle.

He is survived by his wife Rachel Oden Powell of the home; two daughters: Linda Biddle of Wilmington and Jackie Eason and husband Andrew of Wilmington; three sons: Thomas Willard and wife Debbie of NY, Johnny Hopkins and wife Kathy of Eden, NC, Joe Hopkins and wife Roberta of Wilmington; ten grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and a sister Lucymary Rierson and husband David of Winston-Salem, NC.

The Funeral Service will be held at 1PM on Friday October 20, 2017 at Castle Hayne Baptist Church officiated by Pastor Wayne Holley. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Wilmington.


James David Powell Jr.

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Randi Corbett

October 20, 2017

Miss Rachel,So sorry for your loss.Mr Jimmy will surely be missed.My prayers are with you all.

October 20, 2017

So sorry for you loss. Prayers for the family.

Sarah Bonham

October 19, 2017

May God's blessing be with the Powell family during this time of bereavement. - Bob and Sarah Bonham

Mrs. Conyers

October 19, 2017

Mrs. Rachel Powell,
My condolences to you and your family, it is my prayer that you will find strength and comfort through the Holy Spirit who is the Comforter at this very difficult time. I just want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Know that God will take you through and be with you continually.
Lovingly submitted,
Debra Conyers

Charlie Smith

October 19, 2017

Miss Powell I'm so sorry for your lost, I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers. Tell Joe and Jackie that I'm thinking of them.

Linda Goodman

October 19, 2017

Mrs . Rachel ,,I hope u remember me from Rocky Point in Creekside Estates . I was One of Jerrie Bargers many Friends From Back in The 90's . I am sorry for Your Loss . I know an remember u an Linda from ur many Christen Things That you always Shared an I know that u Know that Mr Powell is resting Easy Now With Our Lord an has No More Suffering an Pain. I know u as the strong person u always were, an may got strengthen you all for your days ahead . May he touch you with open arms an take you thru this difficult time ! God Bless you an your family !! Tell all Hello an I hope to Visit you all agaIn One Day !

Barbara Moore

October 19, 2017

Rachel my prayers are with you and Linda in the days ahead. When I think of Jimmy I remember the sweetest smile and the twinkle in his eye.

Sharon Ellis

October 19, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you all. May you each and everyone find comfort in your memories .

Roberta Hopkins

October 19, 2017

I am deeply saddened and afflicted by the passing of my father-in-law of nearly fifteen years, James Powell. Jimmy was the kind of person that could make you laugh with his wit and dry sense of humor, made even funnier when he told it. Jimmy also had meticulous recall of his days in the US Navy. However, I remain subservient to the Lord Jesus Christ, who reached down and took his hand to lead him home.

Reba Gurganious

October 19, 2017

I will miss him so much. He was my buddy. When I would go sit with him, he would watch me play games on my phone and watch me crochet. He had a smile that was sweet and he loved his wife and family. I am truly sorry for your lost and my prayers are with you and your family.