Damon Weldon Powell, age 92, of the Northbrook Community passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Atrium Health Lincolnton. He was born August 19, 1927 in Lincoln County to the late Arcie Miller and Pearl Houser Powell. Damon was a veteran of both the United States Army and the United States Merchant Marines. He was also a member of Bess Chapel United Methodist Church where he was always active for over 40 years. He was a former Sunday School Superintendent, he assisted with keeping the water monitored, and kept the signage updated for the church. He was always willing to serve where he was needed. Damon retired after 38 years of driving from Carolina Freight. He was a member of the Fallston Masonic Lodge #356 A.F. & A.M. and an honorary member of several local lodges. He served as Past Master of the Lodge and received his Tyler of Distinction for being in the Lodge over 50 years. Damon was a former volunteer fireman and founding member of Northbrook Fire Department. He enjoyed fishing and traveling, which included long trips out west and up the east coast. Damon always had a story to tell and was respected by those who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his devoted wife, Betty Hoyle Powell; siblings, Patrick Powell, Martha P. Beam, and Frances Digh.
Survivors include his children, Michele Tallent and husband, Perry, and Mark Powell and wife, Cindy; sister, Jammie Lee Dawson; grandchildren, Lesley Crawford, Ben Powell and wife, Lindsay, Lily Tallent, and Heather Chapman and husband, Dustin; great grandchildren, Zion Crawford, Lynsi Crawford, and Jordan Chapman; great great grandchildren, Pryseis, Malachi, and Evelyn Crawford; special caregiver and family friend, Ms. Doey Byers; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Powell will lie in state on Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services.
A private graveside service will be held at Bess Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bess Chapel United Methodist Church, Cemetery Fund, c/o Linda Towery, 2357 Bess Chapel Ch. Rd., Cherryville, NC 28021.