In Loving Memory
June 3, 1937- December 29, 2013
James Gordon Powell, known to most as “Gordon”, went home to be with the Lord on Dec.29, 2013. He preceded in death after his parents James Norris and Lena Ruth Powell, and brother Joseph (Joe) Powell.
Gordon is survived by many: Laura Ann Powell, his loving and devoted wife of 53 years; his two sons, James Powell Jr. (Linda) and Howard Powell (Stacy); his daughter, Cynthia Blackney (Charles Willis); his six grandchildren, Jonathon Powell USAF, Heather Powell, Amber Powell, Howard Powell ll (Dell), Mitchell Powell, Tadd Ragsdale USAF (Megan USAF); great grandchild Aubree Ragsdale; Sister, Thelma Jordan (Alvis) of Butler, AL; Brother-In-Law, Robert Liddell (Billie) of Arlington, TX and Sister-In-Law, Valerie Powell Greenville, SC.
Gordon was born in Jackson, AL but resided in Mobile, AL for the last 43 years. He lived a life full of accomplishments including, but not limited to, receiving his BA in Forest Management from Mississippi State, and his Masters in Forest Economics from The University of Missouri. Gordon was a retired Captain in the Army National Guard where he received the Eisenhower Trophy from the Governor of Mississippi for leading the most outstanding unit (114th Field Artillery). Gordon pursued a long and accomplished career as a Certified Petroleum Landman (CPL), and even wrote and published the book Marriage of the Lamb (as a result of years of studying and praying for God’s will.)
Gordon lived his life by the Word of God and in devotion to God, Country, and Family. He will be greatly missed by all.
Gordon’s life will be celebrated with a Memorial Service, officiated by Pastor Fred H. Wolfe, Brother Ed Keyes, and Brother Oliver Cagle on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1PM at Luke 4:18 Fellowship, located at 2664 Sollie Road Mobile, AL 36695.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to be made to the Luke 4:18 Fellowship Joshua Project (Building Fund); a cause near and dear to him. Expressions of condolence may be made at hughesfh.com. arrangements by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL 36526.