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Mr. John Powell
Born: 03/18/1938
Died: 06/12/2004
Visitation: 6-9 PM Wednesday, June 16 at Dowell & Martin Funeral Home
Funeral Service: 10 AM Thursday, June 17 at Dowell & Martin Funeral Home
Interment: Powell Family Cemetery

Mr. John Freeman Powell, age 66 of Berea, died Saturday, June 12 at the Marymount Hospital in London the result of an apparent heart attack. He was born in Rockcastle County on Mar. 18, 1938 the son of Bradley and Floy Ketron Powell. He was a retired railroader and was retired from the Kentucky National Guard as part of the 2123rd Richmond Transportation Division. He was a member of the Berea Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Ruth Powell of East Bernstadt; two daughters, Jackie Sue Powell of Delaware, and Janet Andrews (Greg) of Berea; two grandsons, Brandon and Dylan; one granddaughter, Taylor; six stepchildren, Wendell Parrett (Peggy) and Jeff Parrett (Lana), both of Annville, Tony Parrett (Teresa) and Debra McDaniel (Junior), both of Berea, Sheila Johnson (Marcus) of Dallas, GA, and Cathy Proffitt (Charles Lee) of London; five brothers, James Powell (JoAnn) of Somerset, Albert Powell (Judy) and George Powell (Karen), both of Mt. Vernon, Jesse Powell (Loretta) and Frank Powell (Debbie), both of Berea; four sisters, Freada Clark (Lloyd) and Mary Hill (Sherman), both of Mt. Vernon, Martha Fowler (Bill) of Fairview, and Frances McKeehan (Gerald) of Berea; and several nieces of nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Shirley Fields Powell; one sister, Virginia Powell; and a brother, Willie Powell.