CLEVELAND - James Eugene Powell, age 68, of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday July 09, 2016. He was born on September 03, 1947 to Lonnie and Helen (Jennings) Powell in Bessemer, Alabama. James was a former fork lift operator, production line operator and also oversaw the robot operation at Baxter Laboratories. He was a United States Air Force Veteran. James loved to Fish, BBQ and spend quality time with his family.
James was preceded in death by his parents Lonnie and Helen Powell and a brother Johnny Powell.
He is survived by Daughter, Crystal (Mark) Thornton of Cleveland, MS. Son, Michael (Lydia) Powell of Cleveland, MS. Sister, Janis (Jerry) Mayo of Shaw, MS. 3 Grandchildren, James D. (Bryce) Powell, Baylee Thornton and Jennings Powell. 2 Great grandchildren, John M. Powell and Kathleen Powell. 2 nieces, Renee (Matthew) Tomek and Beth Young
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38501
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Cleveland Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net