John “Johnny” Ellis Powell, 64, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020, at his home.
A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Monday, November 9, at First Baptist Church of Draper. The service will be live-streamed for those unable to attend. Mr. Powell will lie in repose on Sunday from Noon to 7 pm at Fair Funeral Home for those that wish to come by to pay their respects.
Born February 22, 1956 in Leaksville, NC, Johnny was the son of the late “Dickie” Powell and Doris “Dot” Perry Powell. He was a 1974 graduate of Morehead High School and graduated from Appalachian State University in 1978. He remained an avid Appalachian fan. Johnny was a member of First Baptist Church of Draper where he was very active. He was retired from Eden Fire Department and Proctor & Gamble. Johnny will be remembered as someone who loved people and never met a stranger.
He is survived by his two brothers, Richard Powell and wife, Kaye and Kim Powell and wife, Kimberly along with numerous nieces and nephews and his dog, Murphy.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Draper, 1017 Fieldcrest Rd., Eden, NC 27288.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com
Eden has lost a very valuable person. One who was a Man who loved people, always friendly and personable. More than all of the compliments to be handed out, He was a better Christian Man. Heaven is a sweeter place today because of Johnny Powell
I am truly so sorry that johnny has passed away he was a good man and will be missed so much he and i graduated together.
My deepest sympathy Debra Wilson
I am so sorry for your loss. Johnny was a great man and wonderful neighbor to our Mama. He will be missed.
Praying for all of you
Sherri Griffin Smith
Richard, KIm and family. My heart is broken. Johnny and I go way back. He was one of the best friends i ever had. Got to see him about a week ago and we talked for a while, so glad I got to do so. I loved him like a brother and will miss him the rest of my life. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you
I must say goodbye to a special friend. Johnny never met a stranger and was always so kind to me, all he had was love. He will be sorely missed by everyone he has known, especially my staff at Kings Inn Pizza . To all the family of Johnny, my heart goes out to you and I will be thinking of you in your loss
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for you and peace.
We are so sad to hear about Johnny. He was so kind & had the best sense of humor. We know he will be missed by many. Our deepest condolences to his family. May your years of precious memories & God's loving arms help sustain you all during this difficult time.
Georgann (Whitten) & Mark MCGhee
John was a great coworker and friend to be around. My condolences to his family and friends. Blessings to All.
I had the privilege of working with John for many years, he was a pleasure to know and work with alway so calm. May he rest in Heaven. May God grand his family the strength they need to help them through this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss!!! Johnny and I went to school together and I never saw him when he wasn't talking and smiling!!! May God Bless you all at this difficult time!!!
Micki M. Neal
Words can express how saddened we were to hear of your passing. Johnny, you were such a great friend, coworker, and as I say a father figure to me. We’ll miss you. Rest easy buddy.
Shocked to hear about Johnny, always been my friend. His humor and smile would brighten your day. I never heard anyone speak bad about Johnny, He was a friend to anyone he met. May God comfort the family who will miss him most
I was so hurt to hear of Johnny's passing!! I will never his infectious smile and pleasant personality. No matter where I saw him, there was that smile and his quiet "hello". I know Heaven is brighter having welcomed this angel and we're left with good memories of a friend and Classmate of MHS 1974. My thoughts and prayers are with his family as they're left with memories of a Brother, Uncle and Friend. Our loss is Heaven's gain.
Debbie Thompson Horton
Garry and I were sadden to hear of Johnny’s passing. I went from Draper Elementary through graduation with him and he always had a smile and a kind word to everyone. Everyone like Johnny and he will be sorely missed my those closest to him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.
Karen Cherry Cox
So sorry to hear of Johnny passing. He will be missed ! Thoughts and prayers for Richard,Kim, and family. Archie and Debbie Smart
Richard, Kim and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Johnny was a kind,wonderful person. We will miss him greatly.
Annabelle W. Hill, Bobbie(Hill) Wilson, Cliff & A.J. Wilson
So sad too lose Johnny, he was so easy going, so loving and a great co-worker and friend. Rest in pease Johnny you will be missed my dear friend.
I am so sorry and sad to learn of Johnny's passing. He was a real good dude! May he rest in peace. God bless ya'll
Dear Richard, Kaye and family of Johnny
We have you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of loss. May God embrace each of you in the days ahead. Know that God had a plan for Johnny and he's watching down on all of you from above. Heaven has gained a special angel. Prayers🙏
Sherry and Keith Aheron
To Johnny's Family,
Our heart is broken and you all are in our thoughts and prayers. The last time we saw Johnny was right before Christmas at Charles and Doris Overby's. That's when I found out that he and Charles were cousins . . . and I say to Johnny " hey, Charles is my cousin too! And you know what that means??? Yes Johnny, me and you are cousins . . . and it ain't nothing you can do about it!!!" LOL It was SO FUNNY!!! We loved to tease each other!!! He was one of a kind . . . the kindest, sweetest, funniest . . . all round GREAT GUY AND FRIEND!!! PEACE BE WITH Y'ALL!!!
Kim & Scooter Laurent
Richard and Kim my deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers for your family. I am very sad and shocked by John's passing. John was truly a great person who everyone liked. I will never forget all of the many conversations John and I had traveling back and forth from ASU in the VW Beetle. His spirit and inspiration will live on in all of us forever. God Bless
Richard and cousin Kim, real sorry to hear about J.P., y'all and the family are in our thoughts and prayers, I can remember fighting fire with J.P. if he was behind you backing you up things was going to be fine. Every time I rode over to my mom's house and J.P. was out in the yard I would stop and talk, he was a great man and a great friend he will be missed in Draper
O.T., Vicky & Chris Coleman
Johnny was the nicest man. He cared about people and was a great friend. He will be missed by everyone . He touched so many lives. His death will pull at a lot of heartstrings. REST IN PEACE my friend.
Sandy & James Grogan
So long Johnny.. you were a great friend and co-worker!!! Powell Family may God's perfect peace rest upon you during this time. Johnny was a blessing to us ALL!!!
Johnny was a good dude and I was glad to have known him.
Loved you Johnny. You are going to Truly be Missed 😢 v
Johnny was the first person I met at ASU, as we were roommates from 1974-1976. We hit it off beautifully and became good friends -- sporadically seeing each other and keeping in touch through the years. He was one of the finest people I ever met, and I don't remember ever hearing anything negative about him. He'd do anything for his friends and I was honored and pleased to be one of those friends. I send heartfelt condolences to his other friends and family. Johnny will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew him RIP, Johnny boy.
Prayers for your family.
Prayers to Family. Susan V Gibson
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