Sunday, June 4, 2017

Hometown Animal Care | Powell, Raymond E.

Hometown Animal Care

Hometown Animal Care Raymond E. Powell, withdrew Assistant Director of University Facilities for Virginia Tech( Class of' 58 ), passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at his home in Riner, Virginia. Ray, also known as "Gene" by many of his extended family, died at age 80 after a valiant two-year battle with cancer.

Mr. Powell laboured at Virginia Tech from 1978 to 2002 and as a Class of' 58 Reunion Committee member, helped coordinate the 2008 designing and installation of the new West Campus Signature Gateway. Ray Powell enlisted in the National Guard in his hometown of Danville Va. at age 17, and later, after move away from the Virginia Tech ROTC program( VTCC Company B ), served as a Captain in the United States Air Force. Mr. Powell piloted extended duties to and in Vietnam, piloting a C-123 in the 777 th Troop Carrier Squadron. He was honorably discharged in 1964. He then joined Burlington Manufacture, soon rising to Plant Engineer for their facilities in Clarksville and Halifax, Va. He was the son of Herbert A. Powell and Evalan " Bettye " Leftwich of Danville, Va.

Ray Powell is lived by his wife of 61 times, Norma " Jo " Putze; his son, David and daughter-in-law, Lou Ann; and two grandchildren, Innis and Virginia, of Raleigh, N.C .; and his daughter, Katharyn " Kat ," and son-in-law, Russ Natoce, of Scottsdale, Ariz.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Virginia Tech War Memorial Chapel in Blacksburg, Va. The clas will receive sidekicks at the reception following the service.

Mr. Powell asked that memorial contributions should help others achieve their educational potential or supporting non-profit swine salvage/ service organizations. He fostered donations to the family-supported Edna S. Powell( his grandmother) Family Scholarship for Danville Community College or the scholarship money of the Virginia Tech Foundation, VT Corps of Cadets Alumni, Inc ., Class of' 58. The Edna S. Powell Family Scholarship, Attn: Shannon Hair, Director of Development, Danville Community College, 1008 South Main St ., Danville, VA 24540.

The family thanks the Radford Carilion Clinic Hospice team for their compassionate care and their assistance with to hold the memorial service. They also wish to express appreciation for the personal medical care and steering provided by Blue Ridge Cancer Care in Blacksburg, Va. Online condolences can be left for the family at

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