Born July 28, 1917, at Peoria, Ill., son of the late Lee and Clara Armstrong Powell, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in WWII, a member of the Four Mile Masonic Lodge, past member of the Malden Board of Public Works, Malden Lions Club Citizen of the Year, retired from Powell Supply and a member of First United Methodist Church of Malden.
On October 8, 1938, at Caruthersville, Mo., he married Nell D. Downing, who survives.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence Powell and one granddaughter, Lisa Goessling.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 10, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with the Rev. Bob McNabb officiating.
Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.