• "Aunt Diane my prayers and thoughts are with you and the..."
    - Beth Powell-Somers
  • "Sorry to here of Ralph's passing we worked together through..."
    - Vance Thomas
  • "Dear Renee, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I..."
    - Elizabeth Kling
  • "He was a great Christian friend and a man with a big heart..."
    - Manuel Reese
  • "Dear Diane, I am so sad to learn of Ralph's passing today...."
    - Jan & Grady Hopkins

RALPH ALLEN POWELL Mr. Ralph Allen Powell, 69, of Vero Beach, died May 22, 2014 at Medical University Hos
pital of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Ralph was born in Vero Beach and has been a life time resident. He was a graduate of Vero Beach High School, Class of 1962. Ralph earned an Associates Degree in Citrus Technology from Indian River Community College, Ft. Pierce, FL. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Vietnam War from 1962-1968. Ralph worked as the Production Manager for Leroy Smith and Son Citrus, Vero Beach for 37 years before his retirement in 2002 as Vice President of the company. Ralph was a member of Central Assembly of God, Vero Beach. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Ralph was the managing member of the "Buck Rub Hunt Club" Ridgeland, SC for over 30 years. Survivors include wife of 52 years, Diane Powell of Vero Beach; daughters, Michelle Stevens (Scotty) and Renee Dupuis both of Vero Beach; mother, Ruth Powell of Vero Beach; brother, Dan Powell (Donna) of Vero Beach; sister, Jean Grenier of Vero Beach; grandsons, Brad Stevens (Amanda), Jeffrey Stevens (Sasha), T.J. Dupuis, Cody Dupuis of Vero Beach and Austin Dupuis all of Vero Beach; granddaughters, Carlee Dupuis and Abbey Dupuis both of Vero Beach and great grandchildren, Emma, Taylor, Scotty and Carsen. Visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m., Friday, May 30, 2014 at Central Assembly of God, Vero Beach. A Funeral Service will be held 3:00 p.m., Friday May 30, 2014 at Central Assembly of God with Pastor Buddy Tipton officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach. An online guest book is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com

Published in the TC Palm on May 28, 2014
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