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Lemon Springs UMC Cemetery
Friday September 3rd, 2021

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Robert Olin Powell

Robert Olin “Bob” Powell, 77 of Sanford passed away Tuesday August 31, 2021. A Graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm Friday at Lemon Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Bob was born in Whiteville, NC, son of the late Dan Troy Powell and Virginia Watson Powell. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Genevieve Johnson Buchanan Powell and a stepbrother, Richard Buchanan. Mr. Powell was a Veteran of the US Army, attended Mt Olive College and later graduated from Kings Business College. He enjoyed dancing and even taught Ballroom dancing at the Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance Studio. He loved Lemon Springs United Methodist Church and for many years was the Choir Director and also played the piano and organ.

Mr. Powell is survived by his wife, Doris Depinet Powell; daughter, Anne Powell; two stepbrothers, Tommy Buchanan and Sammy Buchanan.

Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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I have been an email friend of Bob's for many years and am saddened to learn of his passing. Heartfelt sympathy to Doris and Anne from Irene in Scotland

Irene Cameron Jul 16 2022 9:01 AM

Robert was a long time Email friend of mine. Was a kind and sensible man. I feel so bad for Doris and Anne. Such a nice family. Connie in Florida

Connie Sep 21 2021 9:54 AM

Doris and Anne,
You have my deepest sympathy for your loss.

Jim Radebaugh Sep 3 2021 7:02 PM

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My husband and I met Robert in rehab at CCH. He was always so kind and caring to us and we always enjoyed having him visit us at home!

Linda Holder Sep 3 2021 11:06 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Powell

Brenda Powell Lawrence Sep 3 2021 10:26 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Powell

Curtis Powell McGirt and Sandi Sep 2 2021 5:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Powell

Sheneeta Thomas Sep 2 2021 3:42 PM

Ms. Doris, So sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Sheneeta Thomas Sep 2 2021 3:41 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Powell

Rhonda Crumpton Sep 2 2021 3:15 AM

Doris and Anne, I'm so sorry for your loss. Bob was such a kind person. I'm keeping you all lifting in prayer. God will comfort you, and will give you strength and peace.

Delisa Williams Sep 1 2021 7:19 PM

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