Milton K. Powell

Milton K. Powell, 73, of 636 S. Sixth St., Quincy, died at 10:18 a.m. Thursday (April 3, 2014) in Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis.

He was born Sept. 20, 1940, in Quincy, a son of William A. Sr. and Goldie Elizabeth Abel Powell. He married Dolores Hively on Aug. 6, 1960, in Quincy. She survives.

Milton worked as a laborer for various contractors, retiring after 25 years with Union Local 919. He also served as the business manager and secretary for the local union for 15 years.

He attended Columbus Road Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church.

Milton loved spending time with his grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoyed engaging in various outdoor activities including deer hunting, mushroom hunting and fishing.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Michael (Marie) Shaw and Donald (Jony) Shaw, both of Quincy; two daughters, Melissa Crabill and Mellia Treaster, both of Quincy; a son-in-law, Jeff Crabill, of Quincy; 16 grandchildren, Michael Jr. (Nan) Shaw of Lake St. Louis, Donald Shaw of Liberty, Sarah Jo (Jesse) Tuter of Liberty, Nathaniel and Jessica Shaw of Quincy, Nicole (Curtis) Erickson of North Little Rock, Ark., Emily Adams, Matthew, Meagan and Abbigail Crabill, Brittany, Lisha and Lexie (twins) and Kevin Turnbow and Rees and Levi Treaster, all of Quincy; five great-grandchildren, Briana Shaw, Brodie Tuter, Sonny Stolter, Lauren Johnson and Kolten Lewis; a brother, Robert T. (Marilyn) Powell, of Quincy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Milton was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Leonard Powell, Emmett "Skip" Irvine, William Irvine, William A. Powell II and Douglas J. Powell; eight sisters, Pearl Blackman, Ruby Powell, Ruth Stratton, Wilma Clement, Louise Keller, Arlene Whitney, Blanche Selsor and Doreatta Day.

SERVICES: 11 a.m. Monday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Wallace conducting. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

VISITATION: 2 to 4 p.m. today in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.


Funeral Home

Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
1535 State Street Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-4907

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Apr. 6 to Apr. 8, 2014