THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. JT Powell, 91, of Lincolnton Road, entered into rest February 5, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Hospital. Gone to be with our Lord but never from our hearts. Mr. Powell was born in Glasgow, Kentucky. As a young boy, his family moved to Hume, IL, and he married Marjorie Maxine (Wilson) Powell 1943, in Chrisman, IL. After married, JT and Marjorie moved to Lockport, IL, where they raised their family. He worked at Lockport Material Service as a machinist and retired from Texaco. Following retirement he moved to Thomson, GA. He loved sports, hunting, carving wood and fishing. He was a member of Raysville Bass Masters Fishing Club. Preceded in death by parents, William H. Powell and Hallie (McGinnis) Powell; his wife, Marjorie Maxine (Wilson) Powell; son, Mikel Ray Powell Sr.; brother, William Lee "Bill" Powell; sister, Christine Powell, along with brothers-in-law, Daryl Wilson, Jerry Wilson, Billy Wilson; and sisters-in-law, June Grafton and Rozella Travis. He is survived by: daughter-in-law: Karen (Meadors) Powell of Thomson, GA; son and daughter-in-law: Gary Powell and Karen (Edwards) Powell of Thomson, GA; daughter and son-in-law: Wanda (Powell) Irwin and Patrick Irwin of Gaffney, SC; sisters-in-law, Peggy (Horsley) Powell, Jessie (Wilson) Branson, Charlet (Wilson) Emrick, all of IL; grandchildren, Mikel Ray Powell Jr., Denise Powell (Keith) Firster, Patrick H. (April Mullins) Irwin, Katie (Tony) Irwin Andrade, Jacob T. Powell, Joshua (Sheena Hartfield) Powell; great-grandchildren: Brandon (Jessica Williamson) Powell, Blaine Hanley, Blake Hanley, Christian Powell, Asher Powell, Raven Powell, Tanner Powell, Novalee Powell, Bonnie Powell, Christopher Irwin, Alexander JT Irwin, Isabella Andrade, Reyna Andrade, Maxine Andrade, David Andrade; great-great-grandchildren, Emma Lee Holliman, Brandon Powell Jr. and Bryana Powell. A special Kentucky cousin, Joyce (Walter) Buster of Glasgow and a niece, Carolyn (Danny) Costa of Terre Haute, IN, along with Aunt Peggy Powell who he enjoyed their weekly phone calls along with several nieces and nephews. Memorial donations can be made to Raysville Baptist Church at 5264 Lincolnton Hwy., Thomson, GA 30824, which they were founding members. Graveside services will be held at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens, Thomson, GA, on February 12th at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. John Richards officiating. Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, Georgia, is in charge of arrangements.
Beggs Funeral Home
799 Cobbham Road NE
Thomson, GA 30824
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Feb. 11, 2016