American Veteran 02

William Paul Powell, Jr.

June 27, 1947 ~ September 13, 2022 (age 75)


William Paul Powell, Jr. of Surf City, NC passed from his earthly life on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 while at home.  Born on June 27, 1947, he is the son of the late William Paul Powell, Sr. and Dollie Mae Duff Powell of Lenoir County. 

Left to cherish his memory are several cousins—Kay Powell Bradsher, Teresa Powell Watts, Mary Ann Lee, Irene Huggins, Larry Lee, Wendell Lee, Allan Lee, Steven Carl Crouch, Michael Dean Crouch, Beth Bullard Williamson, Laura Bullard Arthur, and George C. Potter; special friends—Steve Hanchey, Jeff and Sue Connerly, and Elbert Elrod; and his many church friends.

Mr. Powell was born and raised in Lenoir and Duplin Countys and served a tour of duty in the United States Army during 1968 to 1970 in Vietnam.  He then attended Miller Motte Business School where he received a degree in accounting.  He retired from the Department of the Navy as a civil service employee in Camp Lejeune, NC.  As a volunteer of the Surf City EMS, he served the town for twenty-two years and also volunteered in the NHRMC Outpatient Surgical Pavilion.  He served as a notary public for Pender County for many years.  For the enhancement of his spiritual life, he attended the Chapel Bay Church in Surf City where he sang in the choir and served as treasurer.

A service to celebrate his life is set for Monday, September 19,2022, at 2:00 pm, at Chapel Bay Church, in Surf City with interment in the Riverview Memorial Cemetery in Watha, NC.  Rather than floral gifts, please consider a contribution to his church: Chapel Bay Church, 216 Michigan Ave. Surf City, NC 28445 or the Gideons bible program.      

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Celebration of Life
September 19, 2022

2:00 PM
Chapel Bay Church
216 Michigan Avenue
Surf City, NC 28445

Interment following funeral service
September 19, 2022

Riverview Memorial Park of Watha

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