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Gerald Eugene Powell

Obituary for Gerald Eugene Powell

March 18, 1955 - November 23, 2019
Fountain Inn, South Carolina | Age 64

Loving husband, father, and grandfather


Fountain Inn, SC-- Gerald Eugene Powell, 64, of 223 Wofford Shoals Road, Fountain Inn, South Carolina, passed away at his home on Saturday, November 23, 2019.

Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on March 18, 1955, he was the son of the late Jimmy Gerald Powell and Alma Alene (Crow) Powell and was the husband of Lena I. (Kisser) Powell.

Mr. Powell served in the United States Air Force and worked as a roads and bridges engineer.

In addition to his wife Lena, he is also survived by four daughters, Michelle Harris and her husband Dwane of Lyman, South Carolina, Amanda Pearson and her husband Brian of Duncan, South Carolina, Christy Elrod of Florida and Loretta Henson of Fountain Inn, South Carolina; two sons, Cole Powell and his wife Carla of Lumberton,Mississippi and Allen Scott (Angela) of Greenville, South Carolina; thirteen grandchildren, T.J. Messer (Paxton), Destiney Prince, Seth Messer (Kendell), Matthew Powell, Haleigh Powell, Leighanna Elrod, Wendy Scott, Kevin Scott, Jennifer Fletcher (Josh), Ryan Henson, Isiah Posey, Daniel Scott and Michael Scott and six great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by one brother, Timothy Powell.

A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at Wood Memorial Park on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM with Rev. Rodney Powell officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the home of his daughter, 116 Christopher Street, Duncan, South Carolina 29334.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at The family is at the home of his daughter, 116 Christopher Street, Duncan, South Carolina, 29334.

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Seawright Funeral Home and Crematory

26 E. Main Street
PO Box 192
Inman, SC 29349
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