James David Powell
James David Powell
  • January 22, 1949 - October 17, 2017
  • Wilmington, North Carolina

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James David Powell, Jr., 68 of Wilmington died Tuesday, October 17, 2017. He was born on January 22, 1949 in New Bern, North Carolina to James and Betty Powell.

Mr. Powell served in the US Navy and had worked for MCO and Hillco.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Jerrie Barger and son-in-law Robert Biddle.

He is survived by his wife Rachel Oden Powell of the home; two daughters: Linda Biddle of Wilmington and Jackie Eason and husband Andrew of Wilmington; three sons: Thomas Willard and wife Debbie of NY, Johnny Hopkins and wife Kathy of Eden, NC, Joe Hopkins and wife Roberta of Wilmington; ten grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and a sister Lucymary Rierson and husband David of Winston-Salem, NC.

The Funeral Service will be held at 1PM on Friday October 20, 2017 at Castle Hayne Baptist Church officiated by Pastor Wayne Holley. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Wilmington.