John Jeffery Powell

Hayward, California

1953 - 2014

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Sometimes I turn on the radio I think of Jeb making that call, answering the dj's question to win tickets to a concert. He really enjoyed life.

Jeb was an artist of life. He had the ability of taking discarded or damaged goods and restoring them to a functional existence. He did this in his business. He expressed it with his unconditional support and love for all of us. In my case, he used his artistry to occasionally pick me up, repair my soul, and make me functional again.
In Lou Gehrig's infamous speech, he states that “I consider myself the luckiest man on earth”. I believe Jeb felt similarly. He married his best...

Loved and respected by all who knew him. Virginia St. neighbors and friends since kindergarten. Jeb always had a smile on his face and words to make you laugh. Such a wonderful dry sense of humor. My parents also Adored him and looked forward to his visits. He kept their OLD appliances running for years and accepted only a minimal fee. Such a good guy who will surely and dearly be missed.

I've known Jeb since we were young boys growing up playing and going to schools in Hayward. He always wore a smile had a kind word and a very gental personality. He will be fondly remembered by all those who had a opportunity to meet and know him.

I graduated from Tennyson High with Jeb. Though we didn't know each other very well in school, I had the privilege to work with him on our 40th Class Reunion in 2011. We had such a good time and I had the chance to meet his lovely wife Robin. Jeb was a great guy and will be missed.

I worked for jeb when he owned nail villa in the 80 inHayward. he was always right up there in all the business even though it was a nail salon he would come in and collect all the checks and help us girls out if we needed something. one night I had a tire that was low and he offered to follow me to the gas station even though it was 9 pm and put air in it for me. I was only 18 and going to college at the time . many years later I ended up calling him to my house for repairs on my dryer...

We've lost a wonderful soul
and special friend Only the
good die young.

How sad, life's too short! We'll always remember our trip to Cabo with you guys. We all had way too much fun! It's also been cool having our businesses across the street from each other. We'll always have Jeb in our hearts. Rock & roll forever, Jeb.

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.


John's Obituary

John ( Jeb) Jeffery PowellOct. 18, 1953-July 20, 2014Resident of HaywardJeb passed away peacefully on July 20th from ALS (Lou Gehrig disease) at the age of 60, with his loving wife and son by his side. Jeb was born and raised in Hayward, attended Tennyson High and also lived in Castro Valley for...

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