Fred E. “Poppy” Powell, 90, a guest at Laurelbrooke Assisted Living in Brookville, and formerly of Summerville, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at Brookville Hospital.
He was born Oct. 13, 1920, in Summerville, a son of the late Jacob and Carrie M. (Sayers) Powell.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army in the Asian-Pacific Theater.
Mr. Powell worked as a miner and a laborer for Hanley Brick Co. in Summerville.
He was a member of the Brookville F.O.E. No. 983 and a former charter member of the Summerville VFW. He enjoyed walking, gardening, and was an avid Brookville Grays fan
Surviving relatives include six sons and three daughters, Linda F. Heller and husband William of Brookville, Valerie J. Plyler of Vienna, Ohio, Fred A. Powell of Summerville, Charles T. Powell and wife Brenda of Brookville, Byron J. Powell and wife Kimberly of Brookville, Jody B. Eldridge and husband Scott of Zelienople, Kevin R. Powell and wife Sarah of Sigel, Timothy A. Powell of Brookville, and Mark E. Powell and wife Beth of State College; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Earlene L. Powell; a grandson, Ryan E. Powell; and two infant brothers, Arnold and Alvin Powell.
Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at the funeral home with the Rev. James Dietrich officiating.
Interment will be in the Vandervort Cemetery, Summerville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brookville Grays or the Raider Mat Club.