VeteranWayne Powell Sr.

Wayne L. Powell Sr., 72, of Canton, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Knoxville, Iowa.

He was born March 4, 1927, in Astoria, a son of Samuel and Josephine Smice Powell.

Surviving are one son, Wayne Jr. of Canton; three daughters, Josie Smith of Canton, Mae Crotts of Dunfermline and Mary Brush of Rushville; one sister, Betty Perryman of Georgia; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the 18th Infantry Division in Germany. He was a member of American Legion Post 16 for 50 years. He also was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1984.

He was a self-employed painter.

Graveside services were held Monday in White Chapel Memory Gardens, where military rites were accorded. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to his American Legion post or his VFW post.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/1/1999

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