Obituary: Gerrey Berkeley Powell
Gerrey Berkeley Powell, 73, of Murrels Inlet, passed away in his home of natural causes on Saturday, Jan. 4. Born in Florence on May 31, 1947, he was the son of the late Cheves Powell and Edith (Tinsley) Powell. He spent his summers as a youth with his family in Myrtle Beach.
Gerrey attended The Citadel in Charleston and received his bachelor’s degree at Francis Marion University. Gerrey was a licensed electrical contractor and ran a successful practice along coastal South Carolina.
Gerrey loved to spend time with friends, fishing on his boat and reading.
He is survived by his son Mitchell, his daughter-in-law Shannon and his grandson, Conner, all of Quinby; and his older brother Cheves “Bo” Powell of Laguna Beach, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his beloved parents and his eldest son, Patrick Dixon Powell.
A memorial service for Gerrey will be scheduled later this spring.