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Seaver-Brown Chapel
Sunday September 25th, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Seaver-Brown Chapel
Sunday September 25th, 2022

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Graveside Service

Davis Memorial Cemetery
Monday September 26th, 2022

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Ronnie Powell



Ronnie Powell, age 77, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at Smyth County Community Hospital.


Ronnie was a loving husband, who made Barbara look good. He loved his kids and the ones who called him Papaw. Ronnie loved to joke and give everybody a hard time. He retired after 34 years of working at the State Hospital where he made many friends. He was a life-long member of Stone Memorial Church – Matson Chapel, and enjoyed Sunday dinners and get-togethers. Ronnie especially liked his tv time, Young & The Restless to Westerns; reading, UT football, the 49’ers, St. Louis Cardinals and he was a huge fan of Marion football. In true Ronnie fashion, “if you don’t understand it, I will bring it down for you” – Ronnie had a great life and will be missed.


He was preceded in death by his parents, George Comer and Nonnie Dean Powell; grandson, Garrett Ryan Davis “G-Money” Powell; several siblings; and his dog Sparky.


Ronnie is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara Davis Powell; daughter, Rhonda Powell Pruitt and husband, Jimmy; son, Ryan Edward Powell and wife, Bonnie “Smooch”; brother-in-law, Hurley Davis and wife, Brenda; sister-in-law, Nancy Hayden and husband, Charlie all of Marion, Va.;4 grandchildren, Jacob Pruitt, Casey Powell, Kyle Powell and Nathan Justice; 3 great-grandchildren, Raeleigh Grace Powell, Foxxdon Oliver Powell, and Emma Louise Powell; special friend and mother of his grandchildren, Sara DeBord; several nieces, nephews and his cat Molly.


The family will receive friends Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 8 p.m. with Pastor Bobby Endicott officiating. Graveside services will be held Monday, September 26, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Davis Memorial Cemetery, Mill Creek Road, Chilhowie, Va. 24319.


To share memories of Ronnie Powell, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Ronnie’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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A candle was lit in memory of Ronnie Powell

Freida Osborne Sep 26 2022 1:53 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronnie Powell

Steve & Lois Tilson Sep 24 2022 9:29 AM

I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. May God give you and your family strength and comfort during this very difficult time, as only he can. Sending hugs and prayers
With my deepest sympathy,
Rebessa Roten Greer

Rebessa Roten Greer Sep 23 2022 1:08 PM

Rhonda I am so very sorry to hear about your dad, I worked with Ron for several years and just loved his laid back sense of humor, he was always someone you could count on in tough situations. I will be praying for you and your family, hoping all the wonderful memories you have can somehow help overcome your grief.

BJ Wymer Sep 23 2022 12:26 PM

When I went to work at the State Hospital in 2003 I worked 3rd shift with Ronnie. He was very good to me. I helped me when 3rd shift was too much for me to handle. I will always remember his kindness. May God give you peace in Ronnie's passing.

Pam StJohn Harrington Sep 23 2022 10:39 AM

So sorry to hear of Ronnie's passing. I worked with Ronnie till he retired.
Thoughts and Prayers. May God Wrap his arms around you and your Family.

Tina Woods Sep 23 2022 8:17 AM

Barbara,Rhonda and Ryan, I'm so sorry to hear of Ronnie's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with y'all

Angela Barr Sep 23 2022 6:14 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronnie Powell

Michelle Powell-Reece Sep 22 2022 8:41 PM

Barbara, Rhonda and Ryan, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

Yvonne(Susie) Sep 22 2022 8:03 PM

Barbara, Rhonda and Ryan, Gabriel and i are so sorry for your loss. We love you and are praying for you all! Love Tammy and Gabriel

Tammy Tilson Sep 22 2022 6:39 PM

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