Filmore "Fil" Powell, 63, of Woodside Dr. East, Drexel, died Monday, May 12, 2008 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center from complications of cancer. He was born in Burke County on September 23, 1944 and was the son of Thompson "Thompie" and Martha Kincaid Powell of Drexel. Fil was a graduate of Appalachian State University. For many years he owned and operated Powell Properties and worked his entire career as a realtor and real estate appraiser. He taught real estate courses at Western Piedmont Community College and Southwestern Community College in Sylva. Fil was an avid automobile racing fan and golfer.Surviving in addition to his parents are his son, Byron L. Powell of Oak Island, NC and his daughter, Amy Powell of Albuquerque, NM.The funeral will be held at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2008, at Christ United Methodist Church with the Reverends Ken Curtis and Doug Hochmuth officiating. Burial will follow at Drexel Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. Thursday. At other times the family will be at his home, 201 Woodside Dr. East, Drexel. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, PO Drawer 38, Drexel, NC 28619. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

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