Jessie Dwayne Powell


Jessie Dwayne Powell, 79 years old, passed away on April 29, 2024.  He was born on April 2, 1945 in Charleston, SC to Jessie and Janie David Powell. He graduated from East Clarendon High School in Turbeville, SC.  He served in the United States Air Force with two tours of duty in Vietnam and was a totally disabled Veteran. He is a retired VP and General Manager from G.H. Skipper Inc. A member with Board of Directors for Escambia River Electric Coop., Past Master Carney Lodge #549, Atmore, AL, Past President of Walnut Hill, FL Ruritan Club and Past President of Bratt/Davisville Water System.

He was preceded in death by his Mother and Father; younger brother, Freddie Roland Powell; sister, Cecelia Beasley; first wife, Betty Sue Kirby Powell; wife, Connie Lee Powell and daughter in law, Shamim Powell.

He is survived by his three children: Dwayne Powell of Pensacola, FL, Christopher Powell (Michelle) of Milton, FL and Melissa Powell of Pensacola, FL; four stepchildren: Lee Delmar of Walnut Hill, FL, Mark Delmar (Sharon) of Atmore, AL, Suzanne Delmar Fordham (James) of Huntsville, AL, and Samantha Delmar Hubbard (Todd) of Nokomis, AL; two sisters, Barbara Ann Surette and Elizabeth (Libby) Jackson; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 3, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Melvin officiating. A Masonic Service and Military Honors will be conducted.

Graveside services were held Monday, May 6, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Barrancas National Cemetery at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL.

Visitation was held Friday, May 3, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.