Lowell Thomas Powell

September 18, 1931 ~ January 8, 2021 (age 89)

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Lowell Powell, 89, of Kingsport, died Friday, January 8, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family after a brief illness. Born in Humboldt TN, he had resided in Kingsport TN for 50 years. Lowell served in the U.S. Army as a corporal during the Korean Conflict.  He graduated from Tennessee Tech in Cookeville and received his Master’s Degree from Vanderbilt University Peabody College.  Lowell worked as a band director for 46 years before retiring in 1996 from Sullivan County School System.  He received the teacher of the year award from Holston Middle School. He was a member of Mafair United Methodist Church.  Lowell was a Martial Arts instructor and a member of Has-Beens and Charlie Goodwin Band.  He was an avid pet lover, enjoyed camping.  Lowell was a known for his sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Louise Powell; brother, Gary Powell; son, Clay Powell.

Lowell is survived by his wife, Gail Powell, of the home; one daughter, Carla Spivey and husband Mike, Fall Branch; one son, Kendal Powell, Kingsport.

It was Lowell’s wishes to be cremated and the family will have a celebration of life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Mafair United Methodist Church, 1409 E. Center St.  Kingsport, TN 37664 and/or The Bridge Home No Kill Animal Rescue 2061 TN-75, Blountville, TN 37617.

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