Garry Lee Powell, 81, of Linton, passed away at 6:35 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2005 at Sullivan County Community Hospital in Sullivan.
Born May 4, 1923 in Wright Township, Greene County, he was the son of Lorenzo "Ramsey" and Charlotte "Lottie" (Thompson) Powell. On Aug. 12, 1942 he married Pansy (Glass) Powell.
He attended Number Seven Elementary School (north of Linton) and Midland High School. He was Navy veteran of World War II serving at Omaha Beach on D Day. He owned Blanchard Grinding Company in Chicago, retiring in 1976 and moving back to Linton. He was a member of the Grace Gospel Church and American Legion Post 22, both of Linton.
Survivors include: his wife Pansy (Glass) Powell of Linton; a son, Tom Powell and his wife Josephine of Berwyn, Ill.; a daughter Bertha Hood of Linton; a brother Murl Powell and his wife Blanche of Evansville; two sisters, Avis Holt of Bordman, Ohio, and Lotis and her husband Hap Raines of Shelbyville; nine grandchildren, Kimberly and her husband Jim Hineman of Jasonville, Lesli and her husband Kenny Pringle of Greenwood, Danny Joe Hood of Jacksonville, Fla., Wendy and her husband Darren Silvers of Germany, Crystal and her husband Brian Smock of Terre Haute, Garry and his wife Sharon Powell of Owensboro, Ky., Tommy and his wife Renee Powell of Franklin Park, Ill., Michael Powell of Texas, and Lisa and her husband Brad Sullivan of Vicksburg; 13 great- grandchildren, Josh, Brandon, Kyle, Rachel, Tess, John Matthew, Jack, Aili, Dilon, Maggie, Lily, Amber, and Cory; and a great-great grandson, Brodie Lee Thomas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Garry "Jake" Powell on Aug. 20, 1988, three brothers, and three sisters.
Funeral service will be at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel at 11 a.m. on Tuesday with the Rev. James Gray officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton, with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion Post 22.
Visitation will be today from 4-8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.