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Powell, Thomas E.
age 90 of Mesa, AZ, formerly of West Point, AL, passed away September 17, 2015. WWII Navy Veteran. Preceded in death bywife of 54 years, Ethelene Oden and son, Kenneth N. Survived by son, Roger W. (Mily); daughter, Theresa (Herb) Cashdollar; 9 grandchildren; Shannon (Ala), Ryan (VA), Roger Jr. and Rachel (Fla), Jennifer and Ashli (MO), Lori (AZ), Joseph and Thomas (Mn) 9 great-grandchildren. Raised from meager beginnings, Thomas was the first of his family to graduate with a degree from the University of Alabama. During WWII he served in the South Pacific on Kwajalein Island as a medic. He married his life long sweetheart Ene after the war. Worked for Gulf Oil Corp for 19 years before working with his brother owning car dealerships. Thomas finished his career as a well known realtor in Mesa, AZ. Papa was a loving and dedicted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Interment at Enmon Field Cemetery, Addison, AL at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Univ. of Alabama Scholarship Fund.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 27, 2015
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