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Raymond Powell

1933 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Raymond Powell Obituary
Raymond E. Powell


Raymond Earl Powell, 79, of 4 Valhalla Lane, died August 2, 2012 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice House. His first wife was the late Joyce Dobbins Powell.

A native of Spartanburg County, son of the late William "Bill" and Mary Belle Moore Powell, he was a retired drywall contractor for 35 years, served as an MP in the US Army and was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church. He played football for Clemson University in the early 50's. He was an avid Clemson fan and IPTAY Representative. He was very involved with the Ruritan Club; local, state and national.

Surviving are his wife, Sadie Ray Powell of the home; two sons, Raymond Powell, Jr. (Virginia) of Greer and Ron Leidy (Maria) of Columbia; five daughters, Diana Dobbins (Joe) of Greer, Marianne Edwards (Mark) of Spartanburg, Melanie Boccio of Inman, Martha Stansell (Rick) of Simpsonville, and Margaret Lemmons (Wick) of Greer; three sisters, Christine Littlejohn (Bill) of Duncan, Geneva Farmer (Wilton) and Lucille Powell all of Lyman; twelve grandchildren, Wendi Ridge, Jessica Edwards, April Beck, Savannah Boccio, Abby Walker, Jennifer Stansell, Jacob Stansell, Brittany Childs, Bobby Lemmons, Amber Hayes, Alicia Lemmons and Caroline Leidy; and two great-grandchildren, Harrison Walker and Vivian Walker.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 p.m. Saturday at The Wood Mortuary, conducted by Rev. Linda McNatt and Rev. Robert Cox.

Honorary escort will be his Sunday School Class.

Visitation will be held 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday at The Wood Mortuary.

The family is at the home of his daughter, Melanie, 580 Zimmerman Road, Inman, SC 29349.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 333, Greer, SC 29652 or the .

Online condolences may be made at


Published in The Greenville News on Aug. 3, 2012
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