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David Anthony Powell

d. October 20, 2021

David Anthony Powell, age 53, of Randleman passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at his home.

David was born on November 15, 1967, in Hickory, NC and graduated from Hickory High School.  He furthered his education at Western Carolina and the University of Southern California, where he received his Doctorate in Religious Studies.  He owned and operated Affordable Automotive Group with locations in Hickory, Blowing Rock, and several other locations in North Carolina.  Most recently, he was President and CEO of Big Black Dog Entertainment as well as Micha 1 Boots.  David was an avid car enthusiast, enjoyed life, his work, designing western boots, his friends and family and particularly his K-9 pals: Ranger, Parker, and Micha.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife: Denise Saunders Powell; daughter: Brandy Lauren Powell of Hickory, NC; and granddaughter: Alyssa.

The family will receive friends Friday, October 29, 2021, from 6:00-9:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 600 S. Main Street Randleman, NC.  The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 AM in the funeral home chapel.  A reception for family and friends remembering David will follow the funeral service.

Memorials may be made to Humane Society of Randolph County, P.O. Box 4384, Asheboro, NC 27204 or to Ruff Love Rescue, P.O. Box 2013, Thomasville, NC 27361.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, October 29, 2021

6:00 - 9:00 pm

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 30, 2021

11:00am - 12:00 pm

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