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Bobby Joe Powell, Sr., age 74, of Perdue Hollow Road, Bluefield, WV died on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center.
Born on May 23, 1943 in McDowell, WV, he was a son of the late Elbert and Lydia Pearl Conn Powell. He had lived in Bluefield for the past 25 years and was a retired coal miner with 20 years of service. He was a veteran of the US Army and was a member of the UMWA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Powell and a sister, Betty Jean Archer.
Survivors include: Wife: Carol Graham Powell of the home; Son: Bobby Joe Powell, Jr. of State Road, NC; Grandson: Brandon Powell of State Road, NC; Brothers: Tommy Powell and wife Juanita of Fayetteville, NC, Harold Powell and wife Linda of Charleston, WV, Charles Powell of Bluewell, WV, Jimmie Powell and wife Elizabeth of Gaithersburg, MD; Sister: Catherine Trull of Yelm, WA.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with Rev. Paul Bailey officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell. His family and friends will be serving as pallbearers.
Friends may call on Tuesday evening from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.
The family is accepting online condolences at www.cravens-shires.com.
The Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road, Bluefield, WV is in charge of arrangements.
Published on February 18, 2018
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