Celebrations of Life visitation will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home, with funeral services at noon conducted by Pastor Billy Sizemore, longtime friend and employee. Burial will follow at East View Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be the greatest team of employees a man could ever ask for: Federico Hurtado, Kenny Davis, Wesley Walden, Gerald Donnell and the greatest of friends, Mike Ward and Joe Simpson.
Charles graduated from Union City High School. He served in the Army with distinction and was owner and operator of Powell Construction Co., where he and his wife, Linda, worked together as a team for 28 years. Charles enjoyed work, family gatherings, traveling, history, reading, hunting, fishing, watching the Tennessee Vols and, most importantly, spending time with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Charles loved Jesus and was a devoted husband and a beloved dad and granddad. He gave love and compassion to all he knew and received it, as well. He was the true definition of a gentle man.
One day, not too far out, those who share in his faith in the one and only Savior, Jesus Christ, will join him in Heaven. Until then, his family and friends will stand strong in the Lord.
Survivors include his wife, Linda (Turner) Powell, with whom he was united in marriage on Sept. 24, 1987; his children: Keith Powell and his wife, Sheila, Gina Bennett and her husband, Paul, Jill Powell, Jason Powell and his wife, Becky, Lori Hopkins and Becky Hopkins; his grandchildren, Montana Powell, April Sumruld and her husband, Travis, Logan Bennett, Eli Powell and Ethan Powell; his great-grandson, Drake Powell; and his brother, James “Jim” Powell.
Charles was preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn (King) Powell; his parents, Thomas E. and Maudie Ray “Dot” Powell; and his brothers, Robert Powell and Tommy Powell.
We all love you so much, Charles, and we know you are so happy in Heaven! See you later!
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