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Reginald Powley, Sr


Reginald V. Powley, Sr., 87, of Wingate passed away peacefully Friday, January 31, 2014 at his home. His loving family was by his side.
Born in Wingate on May 6, 1926, he was a son of the late Archie Jones Powley and Thomas R. Powley. He attended the local schools and grew up in a waterman’s family and lifestyle.
On May 22, 1970 Reginald married his wife of 43 plus years, the former Etta Leila Ruark. The marriage brought him great happiness and a son that he cherished.
Mr. Powley and his brother Carlton owned and operated their own seafood business in the 1940’s and early 50’s. After selling the business he continued as a waterman working with his brother Fredrick until his retirement.
He always loved the water, crabbing, fishing and oystering but also he really just loved being outdoors. Sitting on the porch and singing hymns, planting his garden and watching the tomatoes grow all brought great joy to Reginald. Watching his young grandson grow was a joy like no other.
As a life-long member of Wingate United Methodist Church he enjoyed going to church on Sunday and greeting his church family. He will be greatly missed by his family and community.
Surviving are his wife Etta Lee; son Reginald V. Powley, Jr. and grandson Reed V. Powley. Also surviving is his sister in law Emma Powley; brother in laws Elmer Ruark, Joseph Ruark, Luther Ruark, Clarence Ruark and Paul Newcomb; sister in laws Janet Rippons Ruark and Janet Bell Ruark; two special sister in laws Nancy Todd and Bonnie Newcomb; and many special nieces and nephews, too many to mention.
Preceding Reginald in death besides his parents are brothers Edgar Powley, Watson Powley, Carlton Powley, Frederick Powley and Tommie Powley; sisters Roberta Jones, Elizabeth Ritter, Ruby Bloodsworth, Mary Crandell and twin sister Jennette Powley; niece Diane Tolley; brother in laws Frederick Ruark and Warren Todd.
A private graveside service will be held Monday, February 3, 2014 beginning 11 a.m. at the Powley Family Cemetery, Powley Road, Wingate Maryland. Pastor Michael LaClair will officiate.
Serving as pallbearers will be family members.
In lieu of flowers Mr. Powley requested any memorial donations be made to his wife.
Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge.
To share memories and send online condolences to the family please visit www.newcombcollins.com


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Guestbook

I'm so sorry to hear of Reg's passing. My heart goes out to Etta May and the family. A wonderful friend of mine for years. I'm sure the Wingate Community will miss Reg a lot.

Darlene Windsor Feb 6 2014 12:00 AM

It was our pleasure to have gotten to know Reginald. We wish we had met him earlier so we would have had more time to spend with him.

Travis and Melissa Eckert Feb 5 2014 12:00 AM

Etta I am so sorry to hear about your husband. I just wanted you to know I was thinking of you.

MARGARET ANN HILL Feb 3 2014 12:00 AM

Sincerest Condolences

James & Robin Lurz Feb 3 2014 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of your loved ones passing. He is now with the Lord at his heavenly home. GOD Bless him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and his many friends at this very sad time..

Janie P. Elliott & Steve T. Lewis Feb 2 2014 12:00 AM

Uncle Reg you will be truly missed. lots of fond memories of you. Etta and Reggie so sorry for your loss. Love you guys.

Beverly Powley Feb 1 2014 12:00 AM

mrs etta and reggie im sorry to hear the lost of reg my thoughs and prayers go out to you. take good care

timothy foxwell Feb 1 2014 12:00 AM

ETTA LEE,REGGIE,REED AND FAMILY,THE LAST TIME I SAW REG WAS THANKSGIVING, HE LOOKED PRETTY GOOD, HE WAS SITTING TO THE TABLE EATING, I TOLD HIM THAT HE WAS ONE TOUGH PERSON. I ADMIRED HIS STRENGTH,HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.THINKING OF YOU.

JANET ,GARY AND BRIAN Feb 1 2014 12:00 AM

Uncle Reg will be missed! I will miss pulling in that lane and seeing him sitting on the porch. I have many fond memories that I will keep in my heart forever. To Reggie and Etta Lee I am sorry for your loss.

Lanai Riggin Jan 31 2014 12:00 AM

My Mr. Reginald rest in peace..

Robert Bullen Jan 31 2014 12:00 AM

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