George A. Powell
Mr. George A. Powell, 78, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. He was a resident of the Maine Veterans' Home in South Paris.
Mr. Powell was born in Mexico, Maine, on Sept. 2, 1932 and was the son of George E. and Della (Kenard) Powell. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. Mr. Powell was employed at both the Oxford Paper Company and Rumford Community Hospital in the Maintenance Department.
Mr. Powell’s wife, Jo-Anne (Blaisdell) Powell passed away two years ago after 56 years together. His faith and his family were the two most important things in his life. In his younger days he loved shooting pool and has spent many happy hours under the hood of a car tinkering on an engine or building a tractor. He was loved dearly and will be missed.
Mr. Powell is survived by a son. David Powell and his wife Carolyn of Milton Township; a daughter, Gail Simmons of Portland; and a former daughter-in-law, Tracy White of Rumford. He has two brothers, Hartley Farnum of Colorado and Richard Powell of Turner; two sisters, Mildred Barrett of Mexico and Helen Brown of Buckfield. He has 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Mr. Powell was predeceased by a brother, Carroll Powell; and a granddaughter, Amy Jo Powell.
A celebration of his life was held Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 at the Grace Fellowship Church in Oxford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grace Fellowship Church, 29 Poplar Street, Oxford, ME 04270 in his memory. Friends are invited to sign the register book and share memories with family at www.meaderandson.com.