Mr. Powell retired from the Old Ben Coal Company and was a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Dian Lowery Powell of Grand Rivers; his daughter, Machelle Gary and husband Bill of Grand Rivers; five grandchildren: Daniel McLaughlin of Grand Rivers; Laci Beasley and husband Jeremy of Herrin, Ill.; Nick McLaughlin of Murphysboro, Ill.; Isabelle McLaughlin of Grand Rivers, and Elliott Gary of Grand Rivers; and two great grandchildren; Rowdy Beasley and Baylee Beasley;
He is preceded in death by three brothers, Fred Powell; Zane Powell and Dennis Powell; four sisters, Lena Nolen, Nell Trover; Annie Parks and Louise Rush. His parents were, Thomas Powell and Goldia Killman Powell.
Funeral services will be held Monday, July 1, at 1:00 p.m. at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. Bill Gary officiated and burial will follow in the Dixon Cemetery.