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Edwin “Ed” Lee Powell

Date of Death: May 25, 2021
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Edwin Lee Powell, 94, of Winchester, VA passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Ed was born in 1927 in Ancon, PCZ (Panama Canal Zone) to the late Newman Minnich Powell and Ruth Wilson Powell. At the age of 6, he played in his first violin recital and continued to playContinue Reading

Ava Sullivanhave left a message on June 24, 2021:
We have loved our time with Ed who always had kind and special words of encouragement, praise, and advise for us. He loved our “punifunication” play on words - who could out do who! He loved challenging us with questions (which he had already had answers for) just to see what differences of opinions we could share. He was the love my sister prayed for and he was so faithful to her and theirentire family. He was a proud man who was so humble and loving that you could easily miss just how brilliant he truly was. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. Ava, Danny and family
Cameron Hoover left a message on June 24, 2021:
He always had the biggest smile on his face when we saw him and was excited to share all of his wonderful stories. He was such a special person in all of our lives and we miss and love him so deeply. ❤️
Rosemarie Hummel left a message on June 3, 2021:
I know your daughter Laurie loved you and will miss you dearly. May you rest in peace in the arms of of God.
Barbara Simmons left a message on June 1, 2021:
My deepest condolences to your family. I worked with Mr. Powell at the Corps of Engineers. I loved his stories. He will be missed.
Dawn (Michelle) Kelly left a message on May 30, 2021:
Heaven gained another angel to watch over us. Thank you Ed Powell (dad) for being a wonderful grandpa to my kids but most of all thank you for loving my mom. You treated her like a queen. Thank you for being there through some of the darkest times in my life, for being one of my biggest advocates and for stepping into the roll of a father figure to me. I will forever be grateful for your wisdom, encouragement and just being proud of me when I couldn’t be proud of myself. May you forever rest peacefully now. You will long be remembered more than we ever let on.
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Neil Braithwaite left a message on May 29, 2021:
What can I say about my father-in-law Ed of 40 years other than I had great respect and love for the man and will miss him greatly. He was always available to help me on a project or answer any questions I had – literally on any subject. I learned much from Ed over the years and always enjoyed the many lively conversations and debates. He was always encouraging and usually had sound advice - no matter what crazy idea I came up with. I really enjoyed listening to his many life stories and history lessons, his reciting of obscure poems and his singing along to his favorite songs. All-in-all, I will just miss knowing Ed’s no longer with us or available to talk with, consult on any projects, answer any questions I may have and most importantly, share some dark chocolate or a bowl of ice cream (or both) together. Rest in peace Ed.
Brenda Powell left a message on May 28, 2021:
I cried a tear, you wiped it dry. But my tears won’t dry right now. I love you my sweet, wonderful husband. Rest peacefully.
Susan Braithwaite left a message on May 28, 2021:
Dad, you were like a rock in my life -- always there -- an anchor -- a guiding light. You were always ready to listen, to give sage advice, to share your wonderful wit and wisdom. You taught me to question everything, to defend my position, and to not just complain, but take action. You encouraged me on my path, but also wisely taught me to stop and assess my progress every now and then. You were a loving father and a good teacher. I only hope I can carry on as well as you did. I already miss you terribly and love you forever. Your daughter, Susan
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