H. Chris Powell

Born in Cartersville, GA on November 23, 1939

Departed on December 21, 2019 and resided in Nashville, TN

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H. Chris Powell, 80, of Nashville, Tennessee, died Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Alive Hospice in Nashville. He was born on November 23, 1939 in Cartersville, Georgia. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Jones Powell, his sisters Judy Shiflett (Dwayne) and Linda Rowland, his daughters Christy Biles (Danny) and Julia Hedrick (Frank), grandchildren Anna and Carl Hedrick and three nephews and two nieces. He was a 1957 graduate of Cullman High School in Cullman, Alabama. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1957 until 1961. He was a graduate of St. Bernard College in Cullman, Alabama and earned a Master of Divinity in 1974 from Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, Illinois. He served as a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod pastor for 27 years at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hanceville, Alabama; Concordia Lutheran Church in Nashville, Tennessee; St. John Lutheran Church in Burns, Tennessee and Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashville, Tennessee. The visitation and funeral are Monday, December 23 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 800 Bellevue Road, Nashville, Tennessee. Visitation: 9:30-11:00 a.m., Funeral at 11:00 a.m. All are invited to a fellowship meal at the church immediately following the service. A private family burial will be held at Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Trinity HOPE, 2024 Hunter’s Place, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 www.trinityhope.org.

9 Comments to H. Chris Powell

  1. Nancy Holland
    December 21, 2019 6:36 pm

    Sorry for your loss.

  2. RUSSELL and Cathy Benning
    December 21, 2019 7:05 pm

    Julia, We are so sorry for your loss. My dad died a few years ago and I still miss him every day. God blesses! Our best to you and your family!

  3. Marian J Handley
    December 23, 2019 9:47 am

    Pastor Powell met Jesus for Christmas. What a wonderful reunion!✝️

  4. Jerry Powell
    December 23, 2019 5:53 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Chris’s passing.
    Holding everyone close to my heart.

  5. Marion and Virginia Fox Destin, Fl.
    December 23, 2019 10:53 pm

    So sorry to hear of Chris’ passing, but he had suffered long enough . He is cele brating Christmas in Heaven with Jesus, his Lord whom he served so faithfully for so many years. My own sweet Mama went home to be with Jesus on His birthday, Dec.25, 2011 at age 95. We know where Chris is . We will be praying for you all . We love you and miss going to the mountains. God bless.
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    • Dorothy Powell
      December 26, 2019 10:16 pm

      Thank you Marion & Virginia. We missed going to the mountains and hiking there. I am so sorry that you lost your grandson. Many joys and many heartaches in this life. Come quickly Lord Jesus.

  6. Rev Terry Finnern
    March 2, 2020 4:26 pm

    Dorothy. My name is Terry Finnern. I was a member of the 1974 graduating class of Concordia Theolical Seminary in Springfield. I noticed in the Lutheran Witness that Chris died on December 21. I am sure you do not remember me but I clearly remember Chris. His southern accent was something new to a Minnesota boy’s ears but his quiet, gentle, and loving voice always had a calming and inviting affect on me when we shared a few minutes on campus. I will always remember and will never forget how special those moments were for me. My heartfelt Christ filled condolences to you and your family.

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