2009-06-25 / Obituaries

Henry M. Powell

Hancock, 85

Henry Melvin Powell, 85, Hancock, Md., died Saturday, June 20, 2009, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born August 8, 1923, in Eckhart, Md., he was the son of the late Jacob Elmer and Harriet Alice (Hepler) Powell.

He attended Warfordsburg schools.

He was a veteran of World War II from 1942 to 1946, serving in the U.S. Navy as an aircraft mechanic.

He was empoyed as a mechanical draftsman for various aircraft manufacturing companies, including Fairchild, Lockheed Martin, Grumman and Boeing Aircraft.

He was a member of American Legion Post 561 and VFW Post 410 of McConnellsburg.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association and AARP.

He was a member of May's Chapel Christian Church.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, Pirates baseball, family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are five daughters: Jackie Booth and husband Glenn, Front Royal, Va.; Verleen Liner, Joyce Fritz and husband Winston, all of Hancock; Billie Charlene Bell, Manassas, Va.; and Patricia Owings, Jacksonville, Fla.; two sons: Melvin Dennis Powell and wife Nancy, Needmore; and Henry Keith "Bud" Powell and wife Debbie, Stephenson, Va.; two sisters: Vi Bowers, Hancock, and Naomi Rummel, Mount Vernon, Ohio; one brother, Johnny Powell, Warfordsburg; 17 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers: Stanley, Floyd, Carl and Donald Powell; and three sisters: Estelle Apple, Opal Seavolt and Louise Seavolt.

Services were held Wednesday, June 24, at 11:00 a.m., at May's Chapel Christian Church, Warfordsburg. Rev. Delmas Bard officiated. Burial, with military services by Tri-State Honor Guard, was made in the church cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Grove Funeral Home, Po Box 368, Hancock, MD 21750.

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