Randall Lee Powell

Born: Tue., Apr. 22, 1947
Died: Tue., Aug. 6, 2013

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Randall Lee Powell died at his home surrounded by his loved ones on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 after a battle with cancer. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on April 22, 1947, Randy was the son of the late Edward Lee Powell and Alene McMullin Powell. He was a 1970 graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor''s Degree in Engineering. On May 10, 1969 he married the love of his life Mary Lynn Dilger in Auburn, Alabama. During his career he had worked in the petro chemical industry as a mechanical engineer. Thirteen years ago they moved to Lake Oconee where he retired in 2009. He was an avid Auburn football fan and he and Mary enjoyed traveling anywhere in their RV to tailgate and cheer the Auburn Tigers to victory. One of his greatest memories was seeing them win the National Championship in 2010. He also enjoyed playing golf and took great pride in taking care of his beautiful home and yard on the lake.

Randy (PaPa) was loved dearly by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Edward Lee and Alene Powell. He is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Mary Powell of Greensboro, Georgia; a daughter, Jennifer Calder and husband Joe of Dallas, Texas; a son, Jeff Powell and Fiance'' Alex Potter of Atlanta, GA; a grandson, Jeffrey Dylan Powell of Atlanta, Georgia; a sister, Debby Powell Donahoe of Florence, South Carolina; many loved nieces and nephews and his beloved pets, Duke, Kelli and Angel.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home Chapel, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Brother Derry Oliver officiating. A celebration of his life will be held at the family''s home, 1021 Northwoods Pointe, Greensboro, Georgia 30642 following the service. The family requests any donations be made to Oconee Regional Humane Society at http://www.oconeehumane.org/ or Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University at https://cws.auburn.edu/giving. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the guest register.

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Athena Houghtaling
   Posted Thu August 08, 2013
Dear Mary and all the family, Please know that during this most difficult of times, you are in my thoughts and heart. May you find comfort in the love and support of those who surround you.

   Posted Thu August 08, 2013
My heart breaks for the Powell's. I love y'all and will miss sweet PaPa. :-)

Mat & Jennifer Hepp
   Posted Thu August 08, 2013
We were so sad to hear about Randy's passing. He was a great man and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and love are with you during this difficult time. Much love!

Travis & Debbie Lawrence
   Posted Thu August 08, 2013
He was always the life of the party and enjoyed having a good time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dana Ecker
   Posted Thu August 08, 2013
No words to express the sorrow.

Lynn Weddle
   Posted Thu August 08, 2013
What wonderful times we had from the first day we met you in Manning (I think someone wrecked a jet ski that day and we had some corporate sponsorship-probably explained the jet ski thing). It's been lots of fun ever since thru many boat trips, football weekends home and abroad, Friday appetizer nights, tree projects, RV trips, and cups of morning coffee. You were a true and valued friend and we will miss you more than you know, Love you, Mike and Lynn Weddle

Gail and Emmett Robertson
   Posted Thu August 08, 2013
I don't have enough words - I think that Mary and I have said them all over and over - It just feels surreal - we had a good 10 years with the four of us in our own little world at the lake. We are glad that we had the time to get to be very close friends - we shared a lot- we worked on our yards - broken boats - seawalls - rv's together - we buried our beloved dogs - Dusty, Tucker and Max. And - we never had a run in! Incredible with Randy and me having those strong say what you think personalities - but we somehow managed to not have cross words. We have missed Randy and Mary but will always cherish our friendship. Love to all of you , Gail and Emmett

Terese Trudell
   Posted Fri August 09, 2013
There comes a time when we weep, that means we have loved. My deepest sympathy.

Sheri Garza-Pope
   Posted Fri August 09, 2013
Sending prayers of peace and comfort.

Donna Teno
   Posted Fri August 09, 2013
In times like this I'm at a loss for words on what I can say that may provide some comfort as you grieve the loss of your precious dad. Having experienced the loss of my father that I was incredibily close to I can relate to how you might be feeling. I am praying for your heart to be comforted in knowing how much God loves you and loved your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Donna Teno

Eric & Cindy Kaiser
   Posted Fri August 09, 2013
Your family is in our prayers at this time of loss. We know PaPa will be missed by all his loved ones.

Sherry Compton and Kelly Gannon
   Posted Fri August 09, 2013
Mary and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Randy made such an impression on all who knew him. May you find comfort in knowing he as well as all of you are loved by so many. With love and sympathy, Sherry Compton and Kelly Gannon

Joe & Barbara Tisdale
   Posted Fri August 09, 2013
We send our condolences and prayers.

Kathleen Baushke
   Posted Sat August 10, 2013
While I only had the pleasure of meeting Randy once while visiting Manning, he was a best friend to my sister, Lynn, and brother-in-law, Mike. Over the years, I've heard so many stories about Randy and Ma-Mary and those stories described for me what a wonderful husband, family man and friend Randy was. I've witnessed the love Lynn and Mike have for him and for your entire family, and the loss they feel with his passing. Mary, I am so sorry he is gone and I send love and prayers your way.

Carolyn Hall
   Posted Sun August 11, 2013
Mary, I can't believe this is happening. I will come to see you soon. Please take good care of yourself; Randy would want you to.

Jackie Gainey
   Posted Mon August 12, 2013
Mary and Family, I am so very sorry to hear of Randy's passing. I've read some of the postings by others and Randy never changed, once you met him you knew him forever, he made lasting impressions on all that got to know him. He was a great person and certainly a great boss to me during his tenure here at RCI. I know your hearts are hurting and heavy but know that "Memories are Forever" and his love will live on in all of you. With Love, Jackie Gainey

Dale Temple
   Posted Mon August 12, 2013
Mary and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. In the last few years, I lost track of you two, but never forgot you and Randy. Years ago while working with Randy many times he would speak of his family, it was easy to see where he got his strength. He was very proud of you, the children and grandchildren. May God carry you through this trying time. Your in my prayers.