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Timothy H. Powell

Timothy H. Powell

June 9, 1953 - May 21, 2018     Age: 64

Timothy Harold Powell passed away peacefully at the age of 64 on May 21, 2018.  He was born June 9, 1953 to James Watkins Powell of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Elizabeth Jean Powell of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He was born in Lexington, Kentucky.   

Growing up as a Methodist minister’s son, Tim lived in several communities throughout Florida.  He loved sports and played many – basketball, baseball and track.  He was quite an athlete.  Tim won many Track & Field events including the Gold Medal at the state 880 Relay in Gainesville, FL and broke the state record.  He graduated from South Broward High School in 1971. 

He moved to Fernandina Beach in 1971 where he met the love of his life, Sue Kelly.  They were married on March 31, 1973.   He worked for AT&T for 33 years before retiring in 2007.  He worked tirelessly to support his family throughout the years.  With the help of his father-in-law, Eddie Jacklein Kelly, Tim built the home where they raised their three children and still reside today.

In 2010 Tim began to volunteer at the Journey Food Outreach Center.  He gained many friendships through the years there and this became like his second family.  Tim was brought on staff and placed on the front line of one the fastest growing food distributions in the country.  Literally this ministry was built on the strength of Tim’s back with God’s leading. Tim was tasked to carry out all the food pick-ups and deliveries that now distribute food to 600 families in need per week in Nassau County alone. 

Many wonderful years were spent as a family at the beach.  He loved the outdoors and his time alone surf fishing on the beach.  He was also known to cruise the town listening to his tunes.  He was a family man and never missed his children’s events.  He carried this passion on through the lives of his grandchildren and supported all of their endeavors.  Tim was a giving man, a wonderful provider, and a hard worker.  He had a strong Godly presence and an honorable reputation which preceded him. He instilled family values by example and was sure to pass his work ethic along to his children and grandchildren.  Family was Tim’s greatest pride.       

Tim is preceded in death by his Father, Rev. James Watkins Powell, Jr.  He leaves his mother Elizabeth Jean Powell, wife of 45 years, Sue (Kelly) Powell; his daughters Elisha Powell Mock(Jonathan) and Kristin Powell Boyette(Mark) and son Eric Timothy Powell(Barbara); six grandchildren, Jackson and Tanner Mock, Payton and Taylor Boyette, and Cody and Mallory Hinkle; nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at The Journey Church, 95707 Amelia Concourse in Fernandina Beach, FL.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until the hour of service at the church.

He will be laid to rest in Bosque Bello Cemetery.

Those desiring may make donations in his memory to The Journey Church Outreach Center.

13 Condolences

  • Joni Reid Posted May 21, 2018 10:03 am

    Words are not adequate at this time. So very sorry. He was a very sweet soul. Sue, Elisha and family I am truly heartbroken for you. Prayers for comfort for all of you. Sending love and hugs.

  • Russell Fullwood Posted May 21, 2018 3:25 pm

    Todd sorry to hear about your brother he was a really good guy was always fair to us all reminded me a lot of your dad again I am very sorry for your loss

  • Gail Cook Posted May 21, 2018 4:59 pm

    Sue and family, I was so sorry to read of Tim’s passing. He fought the hard fight against this awful disease called cancer. He is now in the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and was welcomed by your dad and his dad. What a celebration they must be having. His passing leaves a hole in your heart and your lives that even time cannot fill. I pray for the peace and comfort that only God can provide. Share your memories and pictures of all the special times you shared and find comfort in the knowledge that you will be together once day.

  • Katherine Parker Posted May 22, 2018 3:53 pm

    My heart out to a wonderful man and his family….He always had a kind word, a wonderful smile and was jovial thru all his battles…Mr. Tim you will be greatly missed…???

  • Cherry & Sam Pittman Posted May 22, 2018 4:46 pm

    We are saddened by the loss of your loved one and offer prayers to surround you with God’s love and comfort.

  • Celeste Hutchison Posted May 22, 2018 11:38 pm

    Sue and Family, I am so saddened by your loss. Tim was such a sweet kind man and I enjoyed bagging with him at the outreach where I got to know the wonderful man he was. Praying that God will comfort you at this difficult time, but I know they’re celebrating in heaven that he has come home for eternity.

  • Valerie Faltemier Posted May 23, 2018 5:27 pm

    Sue and Jean and Family, I am so sorry for your loss of Tim. He was a wonderful Blessing to his family and our community. Love and hugs to you, Valerie

  • Patti Lebel Posted May 24, 2018 8:43 am

    My deepest condolences to you Sue, and to Tim’s entire family. He is now with God, and pain free. I pray that God will wrap his arms around you and comfort you during this very difficult time.

  • James and Angie Loper Posted May 24, 2018 3:32 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort at this time.

  • Tim and Pat Middleton Posted May 24, 2018 4:10 pm

    Tim and I are very sorry for your loss. Tim was a kind and giving man. Praying for strength and comfort in the days ahead.

  • Sara Russell-Dixon Posted May 24, 2018 7:50 pm

    Dear Sue and your Sweet Family, may God’s love and grace comfort you as you walk this season of grief, and may the prayers and thoughts of your friends and neighbors give you the strength you need as you face the days ahead.

  • Lauren Lowe Barry Posted May 25, 2018 3:08 pm

    I am very saddened for those in the family remaining, but rejoicing for Tim! He has done wonderful things in his earthly life, so much so God needs him elsewhere!

  • Tess and Deven J. Anthony Posted May 25, 2018 6:12 pm

    Dear Sue and the whole family,

    Please accept our deepest sympathies. We were saddened by the news that Tim had passed. May God bless all of you and keep you in His care.

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