Mr. Thurmond "Joe" Ray Powers, age 77, of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2023. He was born to the late Walter and Laura Powers on August 29, 1946, in Cleveland, Georgia. He attended New Harmony Baptist Church in Blairsville, Georgia.
Joe had a love for NASCAR racing. His favorite all-time driver was Bill Elliott.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 48 years, Bertha Jean Powers; children Elaine Day and Bobby Dixon; siblings Marion Powers, Aron Powers, Junior Powers, Mose Powers, Dillard (Linda) Powers, Myrtice Palmer, Martha (Junior) Gooch, Melvin (Margie) Powers Ruby Burgus, Lois (Hoyt) Gearin, Sadie (Herbert) Cox, and an infant baby girl.
Survivors include his children, Sidney Michael (Lori) Dixon of Cumming, Jerry K. Dixon of Dahlonega, and Sherry (Zach) Wilson of Eatonton; grandchildren Michael Joseph Dixon, Patrick Harkins, Savannah Harkins, Jordan Wilson; great-grandchild Raylan Dixon; sisters-in-law Shirley Powers of Cleveland, Vivian Conley, Evelyn Shook, and Bessie Brown, all of Blairsville; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at 12:00 PM in the chapel of Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lyman Caldwell officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Interment will follow in New Harmony Baptist Church cemetery in Union County.
To share a memory or a condolence with the family, visit Mr. Power's online guestbook at andersonunderwood.com
Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home, 2068 Highway 19 North, Dahlonega, GA 30533