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Bruce Lee Powell Sr.


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Bruce Lee Powell, Sr.

Delmar - Bruce Lee Powell, Sr., age 70, of Delmar, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born July 13, 1948 in Salisbury, a son of the late Benjamin Franklin Powell and Ellen Mary (Elliott) Powell. On December 15, 1973 he married Kathleen Callahan Powell and together they shared close to 45 years of marriage together.

Bruce served his country for several years in the US Army. He had a true knack for working on cars and worked several years for Buddy Shell before becoming co-owner of C&P Service Center in Salisbury. Hobbies included drag racing, building race cars, drawing and tinkering on cars. He also loved spending time with grandchildren and his family, racing with them, cooking and camping.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Robert Wilkinson, Bryan Powell, Bruce Alexander, Michelle Riggs, Bruce Powell, Jr., Melissa Davis and Jamie Powell; 21 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; siblings, Benjamin Powell, Jr., Patricia Truitt, Roland Powell and Vernon Powell; a half-sister, Faye Vaughn; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by half-brothers, Ernest Smith and Larry Smith.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Short Funeral Home in Delmar.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Powell may be sent to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com.
Published in The Daily Times on Sept. 2, 2018
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