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Gary L. Powell

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Gary L. Powell

AGE: 69 • Newark

Gary Lee Powell, age 69 of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on December 13, 2015 with his loving family at his side.

Gary was born in Weatherford, TX, raised in Kansas, and eventually moved to Pennsylvania with his family when he was a teenager.

When Gary was 21, he fell in love with Mary Ward and moved to Delaware. They were married on September 20, 1969. Gary spent the next 46 years at Mary's side as a loving and devoted husband. His daughter, Stephanie, was the sunshine of his life. Gary was at his happiest working on antique bikes and spending lazy Sunday afternoons with his family at home. Being outnumbered 2 to 1 by the women in his life, Gary learned to become a very patient man, and we know now that he will be waiting in heaven until his wife joins him in heaven for eternity. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Gary is survived by his beloved wife, Mary; his daughter, Stephanie Dodds and her husband, Christopher; his grandson, Christopher Dodds II; his brother, William Powell; sister, Anita Nicholson; and many members of his extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Durland and Harriet (Betsworth) Powell.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30am on Friday, December 18th, 2015 at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808, where family and friends may visit beginning at 10:00am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, Gary's family suggests making contributions to the Food Bank of Delaware, 14 Garfield Way, Newark, DE 19713 or to the Sunday Breakfast Mission, PO Box 352, Wilmington, DE 19899.

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Published in The News Journal on Dec. 16, 2015
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