Donald L. Powell

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Donald L. "Donnie" Powell, 66, of Wheaton, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013, in his home.

He was born June 3, 1947, in Newton County, the son of Richard W. and Dora (Andrews) Powell. On Aug. 16, 1968, he was united in marriage to Linda Hobbs, who survives.

Addditional survivors include: one son, Jerad Pow- ell, of Wheaton; one brother, Dillard Powell and his wife, Pauline, of Wichita, Kan.; a sister-in-law, Carmen Pow- ell, of Wichita, Kan.; and one grandchild.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Kelly Lynn Powell; and three brothers, Marvin, Eu- gene and Benny Powell.

He received his edu- cation at Wheaton, where he graduated from high school. He worked at Efco in Monett as plant manager and a cost of goods estima- tor, retiring after 44 years of employment. He attended Wheaton Southern Bap- tist Church. For the last six years, he served as the may- or of Wheaton and had pre- viously served on the Whea- ton City Council. Funeral services were held Sunday in Wheaton South- ern Baptist Church, under direction of McQueen Fu-

neral Home, Wheaton. Pas- tor Dayton Brattin conduct the services. Burial was at Rocky Comfort Cemetery, Rocky Comfort.