Gary Edward Powell, 68, of Goshen, Virginia died Monday, June 12, 2017 at Augusta Health.
He was born March 13, 1949 in Staunton, the son of the late Marvin Hunter Powell, Sr. and Florence Juanita Via Powell.
Gary was employed as the kitchen supervisor at Augusta Correctional Facility.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Vietnam.
Gary attended Goshen Methodist Church. He volunteered on the Goshen Rescue Squad in his youth. He loved socializing, doing carpentry work, and collecting things.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy Gail Brown Powell Goshen; son: Dustin Edward Powell of Goshen; brother: Randol Powell of Goshen; brothers-in-law: Charles Bowden, Floyd Byram, both of Goshen; sister: Robin Powell of Goshen; sisters-in-law: Linda Powell, Sharon Byram, Deborah Bowden, all of Goshen; and his nieces and nephews: Brock, Michelle, Heather, Justin, Brandon, Autumn, Dylan, Katrina, Cassandra, and Ethan.
Gary was preceded in death by his brother: Marvin Powell, Jr.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Lloyd Via officiating and Pastor Mary Pysell assisting. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jason Hinkle, Mike Jolly, Chris Sprouse, Charles Bowden, Spanky Bates, and Glenn Thompson, Jr.
The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Goshen Rescue Squad or Fire Department.