Obituary, George W. Powell (Boot)

George W. Powell (Boot) was born to Clinton, Sr. and Eva Mae Powell on July 13, 1939. He was brought up in the St. John and Ahoskie, NC areas and was educated in Hertford County.

George did farm work in North Carolina until he moved to Wingdale, NY. In the early 1960’s, he worked at Pawling Rubber and continued there until his retirement. George was a good and dedicated worker and never missed work unless he was sick.

He was an avid fisherman who enjoyed showing his fishing partners the “Big Fish” he caught. Another activity he enjoyed was having a huge cookout at his home in Wingdale every summer. He took great pleasure in the cook-outs because many relatives and friends would come. He enjoyed joking and making people laugh (the life of the party). As he got older, his passion was gardening. He would can and share the veggies he grew with family and friends.

George became a Christian after being witnessed to be his brother, Walter. After becoming ill, he was taken care of and cared for very well by Collin, his brother whom he lived with. They would often have home-cooked meals that Collin prepared when George would come home from the facility where he was living. Collin was a very caring and faithful in meeting George’s needs.

George was predeceased in death by his parents, several siblings and a special best friend “Mamie”. He leaves to cherish his memory, two brothers: Collin of Wingdale, NY and Walter (Edith) of Hampton, VA and several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A Home Going Celebration for George took place on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at Greater Harvest C.O.G.I.C. in St. John, North Carolina with burial that followed by Hill Crest Cemetery in Ahoskie, NC.


Author: Harlem Valley News