Oct 27, 1921 - Jan 26, 2013 EDMOND Norman Augustus Powell, Norm to his friends, went to meet the Lord on January 26th after an extended treatment at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK. He was 91 years old and a resident of Edmond, OK. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillian Clarridge Hutt; father, Roscoe L. Powell; and brother, Paul E. Powell. He was a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech), where he was a battalion commander in the Corps of Cadets. He was a World War II veteran, having been a Captain in the HQ of the 71st Division (with General Patton). He lived most of his adult life in Nashville, TN until his move to the Oklahoma City area in 2004. His career was in the retail petroleum business, where he was successful in the corporate world until opening his own retail chain. Mr. Powell was a member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks and received in 2010 his certificate for 40 continuous years as a member of the American Legion. On August 28, 1946, he wed Bernice Elder. Mr. Powell is survived by wife, Bernice E (Elder) Powell, Edmond, OK; son, William Gregory Powell, San Marcos, TX; grandson, William Gabe Powell, Fort Huachuca, AZ; daughter by marriage, Stephanie Bouchallion Powell; great-grandson, William Grayson Powell; granddaughter, Martha Powell Hite; son by marriage, Josh A. Hite; great-grandsons, Andrew Gabriel Hite and Jude Waters Hite; daughter, Denise Powell Rachal and husband James L. Rachal; granddaughter, Laura Rachal Shelton and husband Scott Shelton; great-grandsons, Timothy Herrerra, Colby Herrera, and Dillon Shelton; great-granddaughter, Brookelyn Shelton; grandson, Trey Rachal and wife Jenn Rachal; great-granddaughter, Grace Rachal. Visitation and funeral services will be held at St. Monica's Catholic Church, 2001 Western Ave., Edmond, OK, with interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. The 10:30 service will be preceded by visitation at 9:30, also at the church.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 29, 2013