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William K. Powers, 79, of Parkton, North Carolina died Friday,
, 2011, in his residence.
He was born in Parkton, Nov. 26, 1931, to the late Crum Conner and Allie Blount Powers. He retired as a 1st Sgt. from the North Carolina National Guard, and after 40 years he retired from Home Beneficial Life Insurance Co. He then worked for Food Lion for 12 years. He was a member of Parkton Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon, elder, clerk of session, board of trustees and president of the corporation. In 1981, he was named Elder Emeritus. He served on the Parkton Town Board and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Ruritan Club and a volunteer fireman. He was preceded in death by his brother, C.C. Powers Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Mitchell Powers; daughters, Pam Sealey, Sandy Jackson and her husband, Nelson, and Kelly Skinner and her husband, Jim; sisters, Charlotte Eddinger, Emma Lee Baker and Zula Wood; brother, Henry Powers; grandchildren, Robert Sealey, Matthew Jackson, Crawford Skinner, Samatha Skinner and Haley Skinner; and a great-grandson, Brandon Sealey.
A visitation will be at McNeill Mackie Funeral Home in St. Pauls Sunday, July 10, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, July 11 , 2011, at 11 a.m. at Parkton Presbyterian Church in Parkton, with the Rev. David Hudson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Parkton Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 129, Parkton, NC 28371.
Online condolences may be made at mcneillmackiefuneral home.com
Arrangements by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls.
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Powers. My Mom took out insurance with him must have been in the early 1950s. Mr. Powers was always so good to us. Then when Mom died and I got a family I took out insurance with him. I moved from St. Pauls to Fayetteville and ended up with a new insurance man. Then I walked into Food Lion. And there he was and remembered who I was. He was a good person and like everyone else I loved him. We all were Blessed to know him. God Bless
Carolyn Faircloth Ray Jul 17 2011 12:00 AM
Mrs. Powers and family we are so sorry for your loss. William was a special man and we will miss seeing him at Food Lion. Sandy knew him from Food Lion and I knew him by working at Powers Swain. May the memories you have help comfort you and may God Bless you.
Bob and Sandy Long Jul 11 2011 12:00 AM
Geraldine, Pam, Sandy, & Kelly, I am sorry for your loss and pray that God comfort you in your grief.I love you all and am sorry that I can't be there with you.
Rick Cox Jul 11 2011 12:00 AM