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James

Webster "Jimmy" "Boog"

Powell, Jr.

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January 21, 2024

James Webster “Jimmy”, Boog” Powell, Jr., age 68, went to his heavenly home on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at Lewis Gale Medical Center, in Salem, VA.


Jimmy was born October 12, 1955, in Alleghany County to his parents, James Webster Powell, Sr. and Elta Mae Fertig Powell.


Jimmy, who affectionately was called “Boog” retired from Alleghany County Public Works after thirty years of service.


He is survived by the mother of his children, Cindy Hubbard Powell; his two sons, Jeremy (Kara) Powell of Covington, Josh (Cherie) Powell of Daleville; one daughter, Emily (Michael) Wheeler of Lyndhurst, VA; six grandchildren whom he adored, Nickolas, Benjamin, Evelyn, Caroline, Elias Powell, and Lucas Wheeler.


Jimmy enjoyed gardening and watching football. His favorite baseball team was the New York Yankees. For several years, he coached little league baseball.


A graveside service will be held Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 1:00 P.M. at Cedar Hill Cemetery with Chris Fisher officiating.   The visitation will be at the Arritt Funeral Home Chapel from 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.


Memorial contributions in Mr. Powell's name may be sent to the Dunlap Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 218, Covington, VA 24426 or Alleghany Humane Society, 9319 Rich Patch Rd, Low Moor, VA 24457.


Arritt Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling his funeral arrangements.


Friends wishing to send condolences online may do so by visiting arrittfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Arritt Funeral Home Chapel

January 27, 2024 at 4:30:00 PM

1102 South Highland Avenue, Covington, VA, USA

Service

Cedar Hill Cemetery

January 27, 2024 at 6:00:00 PM

1528 South Carpenter Drive, Covington, VA, USA

Final Resting Place: 

Cedar Hill Cemetery

1528 South Carpenter Drive, Covington, VA, USA

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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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Donna S. Nicely

Apr 20, 2024

Please accept my most sincere sympathy at this difficult time. May God bless you and may his influence live on in the lives he touched along life’s way.

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Mike and April Rose

Apr 20, 2024

Johnny was a good dear friend,who will be missed immensely.Our deepest sympathy to the Nida family.

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Pete and Mary Hutchison, Jr

Apr 19, 2024

Thankful for the many wonderful memories from our motorcycle trips. Prayers for peace and comfort.

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