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Celebrating the life of
Richard "Gene" Powell
Passed away on October 14, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 11:00am - Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200

I am so sorry for your loss. I am confident that our God, who is called the God of all comfort in the scriptures, will give you the strength to endure this difficult time. Your family will be in my prayers as time goes on. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

DS, Savannah , GA

Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time! God is with you and very near to the broken hearted! We have a hope in eternity, you will see your sweet Daddy again! Sending our Love and prayers! Wayne & Jane

Wayne & Jane Nellums , Smyrna , Ga

Rhonda, Dan and Victoria, I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. I know you have made many trips to see him in the passing years and I hope you have many wonderful memories to comfort you during this difficult time. Thinking of you and sending prayers. Love, Trilbie and Paget

Trilbie F. Knapp, Charlottesville, VA

Deepest sympathies for your loss. May God bring you comfort.

Kathleen Hodges, Savannah, Ga

To Rhonda, Victoria and Danny So very sorry on the loss of your beloved Daddy, granddaddy and father in law. Prayers and God’s Blessings Sent with love, Margaret

Margaret Michaelides , Smyrna, Ga

God Bless you Dad's memory and all of you. Love to you all.

Janet and Ross Price, Jacksonville, Florida

How I will remember Gene. His older brother is married this year 64 years to my sister (Ed) and Delores Powell. So many memories thru those decades. In his youth he ran off with guy friends to New Orleans. Soon came back home to Savannah, joined the Marines. He met and married Annie Laurie Sikes. Then came Rhonda their only child. Before all that he was a Yo-Yo champ in Savannah back in the day. It was amazing to watch this yo-yo in action. Short in stature a tough man. Friendly, funny laugh. Always happy. Always fishing with the Kutchey man, Ed, Butch Hodges. Later when Rhonda was a young teen I came to be their next door neighbor. My family was David Andrews and our daughter Melissa. I am sorry to say not much contact with Gene and Rhonda in this century. Good by Gene I will always remember you and Ann. May you rest in peace.

Linda NeSmith, Savannah, Ga

Rhonda, I'm grateful you had your Dad with you in his last days. Grieving is normal but so difficult to get through. Prayers covering you and your family. Judi grubbs

Grubbs, Chamblee,

Rhonda, I'm grateful you had your Dad with you in his last days. Grieving is normal but so difficult to get through. Prayers covering you and your family. Judi grubbs

Grubbs, Chamblee,

Miss you Daddy. Enjoy fishing with Ronnie(Butch) and having Mom and Mimi cook your catch. Love always Rhonda Jean

Rhonda Powell, Smyrna, Georgia

Richard Eugene “Gene” Powell, 80, passed away Monday, October 14, 2019 at his residence in Statesboro, GA after a 19 year battle with lung disease. He was born July 2, 1939 in Savannah, GA to the late Fred Lamar Powell and Mildred Hodges Powell. He married Annie Laurie Sikes on May 5, 1961 in Ridgeland, SC. Gene served in the U.S. Marines and was retired from Chatham Radiator after 15 years of service, as well as Backus Cadillac Pontiac after 25 years of service.

He was a resident of Savannah before retiring to Statesboro, GA in 2001.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Laurie Sikes Powell, and his stepsister, Carolyn Price.

Surviving are his only child, his daughter, Rhonda Jean Powell-Woodard (Dan), his only granddaughter, Victoria E. Woodard, his brother, Ed Powell (Delores), and his great-niece, Madison Parker, as well other numerous other nieces and nephews.

Due to inclement weather, the graveside service at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens has been canceled and the funeral will now take place at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 19, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, 200 Donehoo Street, Statesboro, GA 30458.

 

 

 

 

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GUEST BOOK

I am so sorry for your loss. I am confident that our God, who is called the God of all comfort in the scriptures, will give you the strength to endure this difficult time. Your family will be in my prayers as time goes on. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

DS, Savannah , GA

Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time! God is with you and very near to the broken hearted! We have a hope in eternity, you will see your sweet Daddy again! Sending our Love and prayers! Wayne & Jane

Wayne & Jane Nellums , Smyrna , Ga

Rhonda, Dan and Victoria, I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. I know you have made many trips to see him in the passing years and I hope you have many wonderful memories to comfort you during this difficult time. Thinking of you and sending prayers. Love, Trilbie and Paget

Trilbie F. Knapp, Charlottesville, VA

Deepest sympathies for your loss. May God bring you comfort.

Kathleen Hodges, Savannah, Ga

To Rhonda, Victoria and Danny So very sorry on the loss of your beloved Daddy, granddaddy and father in law. Prayers and God’s Blessings Sent with love, Margaret

Margaret Michaelides , Smyrna, Ga

God Bless you Dad's memory and all of you. Love to you all.

Janet and Ross Price, Jacksonville, Florida

How I will remember Gene. His older brother is married this year 64 years to my sister (Ed) and Delores Powell. So many memories thru those decades. In his youth he ran off with guy friends to New Orleans. Soon came back home to Savannah, joined the Marines. He met and married Annie Laurie Sikes. Then came Rhonda their only child. Before all that he was a Yo-Yo champ in Savannah back in the day. It was amazing to watch this yo-yo in action. Short in stature a tough man. Friendly, funny laugh. Always happy. Always fishing with the Kutchey man, Ed, Butch Hodges. Later when Rhonda was a young teen I came to be their next door neighbor. My family was David Andrews and our daughter Melissa. I am sorry to say not much contact with Gene and Rhonda in this century. Good by Gene I will always remember you and Ann. May you rest in peace.

Linda NeSmith, Savannah, Ga

Rhonda, I'm grateful you had your Dad with you in his last days. Grieving is normal but so difficult to get through. Prayers covering you and your family. Judi grubbs

Grubbs, Chamblee,

Rhonda, I'm grateful you had your Dad with you in his last days. Grieving is normal but so difficult to get through. Prayers covering you and your family. Judi grubbs

Grubbs, Chamblee,

Candle tribute lit by Rhonda Powell — Georgia

Miss you Daddy. Enjoy fishing with Ronnie(Butch) and having Mom and Mimi cook your catch. Love always Rhonda Jean

Rhonda Powell, Smyrna, Georgia


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