Kenneth Edward “Dick” Powell, 80, of Nixa, MO passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 5:30 AM at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo after surgery, due to compplications with pneumonia.
Kenneth was born on May 10, 1929 to Cora Mae (Hatfield) Powell and Jessie Emory Powell in Collins, Mo. He attended Elementary and High School in Collins, Mo. Kenneth enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a gunners-mate during the Korean War. After an Honorable discharge, he became employed as an electrician. Kenneth was a member of the local 124th Union of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Kansas City, Mo. He retired in 1993. Kenneth was a longtime member of the Elks club in Nevada, Mo. He and his family attended All Saints Episcopal church in Nevada, Mo.
Kenneth was united in marriage on April 9, 1951 to Jewell dean “Judy” (Durnell) Powell, who preceded his death on August 12, 2005. To this union 3 children were born; Daughter, Janet Lynn Powell-Massingill of Nixa, Mo; Son Gregory Kevin Powell and wife Glenda of Nixa, Mo; Son Darin Michael Powell and wife Lori of Belleville, Il. Kennith is survived by his 3 children, 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, one brother Raymond Powell and wife Wanda of Collins, Mo, 3 sisters in law; Delores ott and husband Bob of Weableau, Mo; Lenora Ashlock and husband Kenny of Bolivar, Mo. and Betty Clary of Urbana, Mo. and numerous, beloved neices, nephews, cousins and friends.
Kenneth was preceeded in death by his parents, a brother, Warren Powell and his wife Bea; and aunt Pauline Johnston and her husband Don, a baby sister Helen, and a baby brother.