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William Powell Obituary
Powell, William
William O. Powell, age 85, of Genoa Township, passed away Wednesday night, August 9, 2017 at Mayfair Village Nursing Home in Columbus. He was born on January 17, 1932 in Columbus, Ohio the son of the late Llewelyn and Rosella (Cowan) Powell. William attended St. Peter's grade school and graduated from Aquinas College High School in 1950. He was a Corporal, 19th engineers, 8th Army, 1952-53 serving in Korea. He married Dorothy Leonard in 1957. Retired member of Bricklayer Local #55 and worked for OSU physical facilities, west campus for 14 years, before retiring in 1997. Gardening was his true passion, growing everything from seed. He loved his tomatoes and grew a small red onion that was so delicious. He will be missed by his wife, Dorothy; sons, David and Matthew; daughter, Amy Gray and her husband, Jeffrey; grandchildren, Liam and Wyatt; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Roseann Neal. The family would like to extend a gratitude of thanks to the staff at the Mayfair Village Nursing Home for their wonderful care and concern. Friends may call on the family on Monday, August 14, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. at the DeVORE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Funeral service will be held there on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial with full military honors will follow at Burnside Cemetery in Genoa Township. The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Mr. Powell's family. Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2017
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