Richard Robert Powell Jr. (1963 - 2016)


Richard Robert "Dick" Powell Jr., 53, of Brownstown, died on Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Oswego, N.Y.
Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home in Brownstown, with Masonic services at 1 p.m. Graveside services will follow visitation at Liberty Cemetery in rural Brownstown, with Pee Wee Denton officiating and military honors accorded by VFW Post 9770 of Brownstown. Memorials: The family. Online condolences may be expressed at
Mr. Powell was born on Sunday, April 14, 1963, in Vandalia, the son of Richard R. Sr. and Henrietta Sue (Christianson) Powell. He married Penny Sue Bourke on Saturday, July 23, 1994, at the Bridal Cave in Camdenton, Mo.; she died on Dec. 16, 2011.
Survivors include his, Seth Owen Powell, at home; daughter, Shelby Lynn Powell, at home; and mother, Sue Powell of Stewardson.
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Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home
College & North
Brownstown, IL 62418
(618) 427-3344
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Published in The Leader-Union from May 9 to May 18, 2016