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Reverend John "Riley" Powell

April 2, 1924 — August 9, 2022

Villa Rica


Reverend John “Riley” Powell, 98, of Villa Rica, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. He was born on April 2, 1924. He is the son of the late John Thomas Powell and the late Katie Maude Ray Powell.

Riley loved his family more than life. He was a lifelong, devoted minister and church pastor for over twenty eight years. He worked for Lockheed Martin for thirty one years.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Lorena Tanksley Powell; five brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his daughter, Judy Betts of Centre, Alabama; son and daughter in law Phil and Kathy Powell of Douglasville, Georgia; five grandchildren, Matt, Ashley, Kim, Josh, and Adam; ten great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 12, 2022, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM from Jones-Wynn Funeral Home Villa Rica Chapel.  The funeral service will follow at 4:00 PM. Interment will be at Mozley Memorial Gardens in Lithia Springs.

Messages of condolence may be sent to  Jones-Wynn Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Villa Rica is in charge of the arrangements. 770-459-3694

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