Randall Lee Powell

April 22, 1947 ~ August 6, 2013 (age 66)

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 or Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University at McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at to sign the guest register.

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