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Lowell Powell

d. January 8, 2021

Lowell Powell, 89, of Kingsport, died Friday, January 8th, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family after a brief illness.  Born in Humboldt TN, he had resided in Kingsport, TN for 50 years.  Lowell served in the U.S. Army as a Corporal during the Korean Conflict.  He graduated from Tennessee Tech in Cookeville and received his master’s degree from Vanderbilt University Peabody College.  Lowell worked as a Band Director for 46 years before retiring in 1996 from Sullivan County School System.  He received the Teacher of the year award from Holston Middle School.  He was a member of Mafair United Methodist Church.  Lowell was a Martial Arts instructor and a member of Has-Beens and Charlie Goodwin Band.  He was an avid pet lover, enjoyed camping.  Lowell was a known for his sense of humor.  He was preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Louise Powell; brother, Gary Powell; son, Clay Powell.

Survivors include:

Wife:                           Gail Powell, of the home

Daughter:                   Carla Spivey (Mike) of Fall Branch

Son:                            Kendal Powell of Kingsport

It was Lowell’s wishes to be cremated and the family will have a celebration of life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Mafair United Methodist Church, 1409 E. Center St. Kingsport, TN 37664 and/or The Bridge Home No Kill Animal Rescue 2061 TN-75, Blountville, TN 37617.  Obituary courtesy of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

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