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John Wiley Powell, 79, of Savannah, Georgia and beloved husband of Michele Portman Powell, died Sunday, February 17, 2019.

John was a practicing CPA in Savannah for many years and, through his work, fulfilled his passion and purpose of helping others.

His parents, Garon and Sara Powell; his sister, Betty Jean White, and his daughter, Betty Jean King, preceded John in death.

John is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Michele Portman Powell; brother, Garon “Sonny” Powell (Bobbie); sons, John Powell, Jr. (Beth) and Emerson Baldwin (Cindy); daughter, Deborah Watkins (Mark); grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life honoring John on Monday, April 15, 2019, from 5 until 7 o’clock at the Shadows of Plantation Oaks Clubhouse – 459 Mall Boulevard, Savannah.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be sent to: Kirk O’ the Isles Presbyterian Church – 6500 Habersham Street, Savannah, Georgia 31405 or Hospice Savannah – Post Office Box #13190, Savannah, Georgia 31416-0190.

Online Condolences

  1. Karen Rosen Friedenberg says:

    Michele, So very sad for your loss. Just know I am thinking of you.

    Karen Rosen Friedenberg

  2. Deb Collier says:

    Mrs. Powell and family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Powell’s death. Please be assured of our prayers, now and in the days to come. You and Mr. Powell were so kind to us, when we met you on the day of Betty’s funeral/memorial service.
    Deb Collier (Tim’s sister)
    Winifred King (Tim’s mother)

  3. James & Beverly Clark says:

    Michele, James and I are saddened to see of John’s death. As you know we were long time clients and grew to be friends. Our hearts ache for you.
    James and Beverly

  4. Alane Rollings says:

    John was a princely and exemplary man, and a marvelous husband to a truly marvelous woman. He will be greatly, greatly missed by me and many, many others who loved him and love Michéle.

  5. Sabrina Brown-Putney says:

    To my Dearest Michelle (Cookie), My deepest sympathy is extended to you and to you and your family. John was such a joy. I love you. It is my prayer that you are comforted with your precious memories.

  6. Bruce & Linda Church says:

    You are in our prayers

  7. sara portman says:

    We are so sorry Michele, hugs to you.

  8. Jeanne Olson says:

    So sorry Michelle for your loss. When he came to the doctor, you and I gave him so much ribbing, and oh my his jokes ! Time heals, but memories last forever.

  9. Vicki & Joe Anckner says:

    Our hearts and prayers go out to you. Will always remember how happy John was when you two found each other, special memories to wrap yourself in during this sad time. So very sorry.

  10. Jim & Brenda Van Fossan says:

    Michele, We are so sorry for your loss. John was really one of a kind. He always had a story and could make you laugh. I don’t know how he managed but he made tax time fun! Our thoughts are with you.

  11. George Salley says:

    Sonny – I just found out about your brother’s passing. My older brother (a CPA) died many years ago, and I think of him every day. We offer you our deepest sympathy. George and Anne Salley

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