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Jack Powell

Jack Powell, 83, passed away peacefully at home in the early morning hours on Thursday, November 2, 2023 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.


Jack was born in Des Moines, Iowa on February 21, 1940 to Marvin and Eleanor Powell. He married Patricia Coxe on October 6, 1963 and they remained living in Des Moines until 1970 when they decided to move to the country in Norwalk, IA to raise their children.


He served in the Army Reserves from 1962 to 1968, was a sheet-metal worker then project manager for The Waldinger corporation for 25 years. In 1983 he was able to fulfill his dream of owning a hardware store which he ran with his wife, Pat and other family members for the next 24 years before retiring in 2007.


He is survived by his wife, Pat, daughter, Michelle Posey (John), son, Michael Powell (Jacquie), and daughter Melissa Woods (Terry), 7 grandchildren, 2 great- grandchildren; his sister Sharon Holloman, brothers, Ron Powell, Wendell Powell, and Rick Powell (Debbie), and many nieces and nephews.


He is preceded in death by his parents.


Visitation will be held Thursday, November 9th, 2023, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm with the Funeral Service on Friday November 10th at 10:30 am at Sunset Memorial Chapel and Gardens 7601 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa. Burial to follow.



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