COMMERCE – Jacob Thurman Powell, 59, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at Cobb Healthcare Center in Comer.
Born December 21, 1953, in Rocky Mount, Va., he was the son of Clifford Powell of Rocky Mount, Va. and the late Iris Thurman Powell. He was the former maintenance mechanic from the wood and lumber industry. Mr. Powell was preceded in death by a brother, Allen Powell.
Survivors in addition to his father include daughters, Rebecca Powell Akers, Roanoke, Va., and Melissa Powell, Commerce; stepson, James and Debb Jachimski, Comer; stepdaughter, Wendy Fowler, Commerce; siblings, Louis Powell and Darrell Powell, both of Rocky Mount, Va., Deborah Miller, Mechanicsville, Va., Melissa Gay, Richmond, Va., Paula Stansky and Maria Wise, both of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth Akers, Josiah, Delana, Jace and Joel Jachimski, and Haley and Deanna Fowler; and one great-grandchild, Emma Fowler.
A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, November 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church in Colbert, 65 Sorrow-Patterson Road.
Share your stories and photos in his Book of Memories at www.berryfh.com.
Berry Funeral Home, Elberton, is in charge of arrangements.