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Alton Linwood Powell III
  • October 17, 1928
  • -
  • May 31, 2016

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Capt. (retired) Alton Linwood Powell III, M.D., 87, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at the Mayflower Health Care Center in Winter Park, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Betty, and their children, Skip, Betsy (William), and Jeff (Jayne), and grandchildren, Elizabeth and Matthew.
Born in Richmond, Virginia, he was the son of Alton Linwood Powell, Jr. and Edith Mosmiller Powell. He attended elementary school and Handley High School in Winchester, Virginia. He attended The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston for two years and graduated from the University of Virginia in 1950. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1954 and then was deferred by the Navy to pursue his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1958 and served at various bases, including NAS Port Lyautey in Kenitra, Morocco where he delivered his daughter, Betsy in 1962. He later assumed command of the Naval Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Florida, in 1975.
After his retirement from the Navy in 1978, Al worked at the Student Health Center at the University of Central Florida for eight years. He and Betty then moved to Fripp Island, South Carolina, in 1986, where they enjoyed retirement by the ocean. Al was very involved in the church, serving as chairman of the Building Committee for Sea Island Presbyterian Church, where he participated in the choir and was an Elder Emeritus. Al and Betty moved back to Winter Park, Florida, in 2011 to be near their children.
His passions included investing, playing golf and tennis, gardening, watching college football (Go Noles) and in later years reading, music, riding his bike and walking to enjoy nature.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to any of the following:
Mayflower Scholarship Fund: Write checks payable to Mayflower CCRC (footnote Scholarship Fund) to 1620 Mayflower Ct., Winter Park, FL, 32792
Cornerstone Hospice: Give online, on the phone, or through mail; donation information at https://cshospice.org/foundation/giving/
Sea Island Presbyterian Church’s Sunday Evening Children’s Ministry (through music, arts, drama and dance): Write checks payable to Sea Island Presbyterian Church (footnote MADD) to P.O. Box 966, Beaufort, S.C., 29901

A Life Celebration will be held 10AM, Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Mayflower Duxbury Hall, 1620 Mayflower Court, Winter Park, FL 32792.


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  1. 12 Jul 2017
    Skip posted an image:
    Fripp
    Fripp

  2. 09 Feb 2017
    Skip powell lit a candle:
    Lit since February 9, 2017 at 2:22:18 AM

  3. 28 Jan 2017
    Cuertiss H Turner, HMC(SW)/USN/Ret says:
    It was an honor to serve with him as our CO in Naval Hospital, Orlando. R.i.P Captain, Fair winds and following seas.

  4. 25 Sep 2016
    Skip says:
    Missing you dad on my first birthday without you

  5. 25 Sep 2016
    Skip lit a candle:
    Lit since September 25, 2016 at 9:10:19 AM

  6. 25 Sep 2016
    Skip posted an image:
    Liz by betty
    Liz by betty

  7. 07 Aug 2016
    Jeff Powell posted an image:
    He loved his Cavaliers!<br />
Miss you Dad!
    He loved his Cavaliers!
    Miss you Dad!

  8. 26 Jun 2016
    Ralph Robinson says:
    The time that Al and I spent together in those years at the Medical College of Virginia were indeed special. Al, Joe Vance, Marion Wells and I were an awesome foursome in our various clinical assignments. Now that he has transitioned to other assignments I wish him well and hopefully I will catch up with him with my next assignment.

  9. 14 Jun 2016
    Mark says:
    I was always welcomed in there home! I wish peace and happiness for the family and I'm thankful to have been a small part of there lives!

  10. 14 Jun 2016
    skip says:
    Bless you " pop-pop"

  11. 14 Jun 2016
    skip lit a candle:
    Lit since June 14, 2016 at 6:01:15 PM

  12. 14 Jun 2016
    skip lit a candle:
    Lit since June 14, 2016 at 6:00:38 PM

  13. 14 Jun 2016
    Pete pektas says:
    I didnt know him well at all, but from knowing his kids...he did a really good job ! (He's with the only perfect father now.)

  14. 14 Jun 2016
    skip Powell posted an image:


  15. 14 Jun 2016
    skip powell posted an image:
    Captain Powell
    Captain Powell

  16. 13 Jun 2016
    Pat Von Harten says:
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Al. What a kind and generous man he was and he will be missed. I will never forget the nice times had at your home on Fripp with the Presbyterians.

  17. 06 Jun 2016
    Betty Powell says:
    You were always my Captain.
    Rest, now in peace
    Betty

  18. 05 Jun 2016
    HMCM J.W. Phillips says:
    RIP skipper

  19. 04 Jun 2016
    Frank and Carol Kamm says:
    Remembering Al....to us he was
    - A God fearing man
    - Always willing to share
    - Encouraging us to deepen our faith
    - Concerned for the well being of others, family and Betty
    He will be greatly missed by all the lives he touched!

    Frank and Carol

  20. 03 Jun 2016
    Will and Sherri Palmer lit a candle:
    Lit since June 3, 2016 at 6:50:16 PM

  21. 03 Jun 2016
    Betty Powell lit a candle:
    Lit since June 3, 2016 at 6:00:09 PM

  22. 03 Jun 2016
    Taz and Bobbie Witt lit a candle:
    Lit since June 3, 2016 at 6:56:31 PM

  23. 03 Jun 2016
    Aaron and Karen Miller says:
    God bless and keep you, Betty and family. We have been honored and blessed to have known and learned from you both. Sending our love.

  24. 02 Jun 2016
    Judy Taber says:
    We were honored to know him and be friends. We love you Betty and you all are in our prayers. Dave & Judy Taber

  25. 02 Jun 2016
    Carrie Tedford lit a candle:
    Lit since June 2, 2016 at 6:16:29 PM

  26. 02 Jun 2016
    skip says:
    Bless you dad

  27. 02 Jun 2016
    Russell says:
    Fellow UVA Alumni here and Roanoke, Va native...Wahoo Wah. Rest in peace, Sir!

  28. 02 Jun 2016
    Linda Heller says:
    A lovely tribute! He was certainly respected and loved.

  29. 02 Jun 2016
    Cookie & Bill Woolard lit a candle:
    Lit since June 2, 2016 at 6:20:27 PM

  30. 02 Jun 2016
    Betsy Gentry lit a candle:
    Lit since June 2, 2016 at 6:08:43 PM

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