Donald Ray Powell, age 70 of Shelby, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 17, 2022.
He is survived by a son, Donald Christopher Powell (Barbara) of Kings Mountain, NC, four stepchildren, Rick Stroup (Julie) of Shelby, NC, Scott Stroup (Ann) of Kings Mountain, NC, Donna Robinson of Mocksville, NC, and Shanon Ricketts (Fred) of Old Fort, NC, a granddaughter, Laura Powell, thirteen step grandchildren, Jake Leher, Chris Kale (Melanie), Megan White (Colton), Elizabeth Martin, Chad Martin (Kesha), Sid Robinson, Nichole Robinson, Justin Stroupe, Josh Stroupe, Ashley Stroupe, Jennifer Stroupe, Aron Sain (Caroline), and Jessica Slusarczyk (Brad), two brothers, Larry Powell of Shelby, NC, and Gary Powell (Pam) of Mooresboro, NC, two sisters, Wanda Hamrick (Hal) of Lattimore, NC, and Cathy Stroup (Dean) of Shelby, NC, and numerous other nieces and nephews.
Born July 5, 1952 in Cleveland County, NC, Donald was the son of the late Andrew Powell and Alma Davis Powell Blanton and was preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara McCraw Powell.
Donald enjoyed spending time at his beach house in Garden City, SC. He also loved to hunt, fish, and golf. Donald loved playing his guitar, listening to beach music, and singing karaoke on the pier. Donald was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. Donald loved his dog, Bubba. He served proudly in the United States Navy.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Cleveland Funeral Services Chapel conducted by Rev. Greg Neely. A visitation will be held from 1:00pm – 2:00pm prior to the service at the funeral home.
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A service of Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory, Inc.