Gene J. Powell
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Gene James Powell, 84, of Evansville passed away at 6:39 am, Friday, April 4, 2014 at Select Specialty Hospital.
Gene was born December 28, 1929 to Foster and Beatrice (Wilson) Powell in Evansville, the youngest of 6 children. He was affectionately known as "the Mayor" since childhood. Gene served in the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict. He was employed at Whirlpool for 37 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing cards, particularly Clabber. In his later years, Gene enjoyed the friendship of many who frequented his favorite McDonald's restaurant on Covert Avenue.
He is survived by his former wife, Carolyn (Lange) Powell; sons, Steven and Brent Powell;
3 grandchildren, Brandon, Nicholas and Sara Powell; 2 great-grandchildren, Lealand and Landon; sister, Ruth Carlile, all of Evansville and nieces, Dana Winfield and Gloria Halbig.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Walter and Raymond Powell and sisters, Cora Nichols and Dorothy Faught.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of the Cracker Barrel restaurant, Henderson, KY; the Henderson EMS; Methodist Hospital ER and ICU as well as the staff of Select Specialty Hospital for their compassionate care of Gene. A special thank you goes to his good friend, Shirley and those who visited Gene during his illness.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 am, Friday, April 11, 2014 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel - 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville with Reverend Lynn Martin officiating. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery where the Vanderburgh County Retired Veterans Club will render full military rites.
Friends may call from 2 pm until 7 pm, Thursday, April 10, 2014 and 9 am until time of service at 10 am, Friday, at Boone Funeral Home - East Chapel.
Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net
Boone Funeral Home - Evansville
5330 Washington Avenue
Evansville, IN 47715
Published in Courier Press on Apr. 9, 2014