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James F. Powell Jr., 57, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
Born Feb. 23, 1955, he was a son of the late James F. Powell Sr. and Elizabeth "Betty" Jane (Simchick) Powell. He was engaged to Ann Curtin-Sinclair of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
He is survived by a sister, Jane Lynn (Powell) Braxton of Winston-Salem, N.C.; sons: James F. Powell III of San Diego, Calif., Adam Joseph Powell of Huron, S.D., and Jesse Lee Powell of Kernersville, N.C.; two stepdaughters: Ruth Allen and Amanda Spencer of Wadesboro, N.C.; ten grandchildren: Nick, Trevor, Dylan, Katelyn, Karlie, Kellen, Nathan, Kayley, Kasey, and Colton.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Andrew Powell; and stepsons: Michael P. Schneider and Jason E. Allen.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 26, 2012, at 2 p.m. at House of Faith World Outreach, 1384 West Sedgefield Drive, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.