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Jack D. Powell

February 26, 1940 February 13, 2018
Jack D. Powell
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Obituary for Jack D. Powell

Jack Duane Powell, age 77, passed away on February 13, 2018, surrounded by his family in his log home that he built 34 years earlier. His last days were spent surrounded by his siblings, children and grandchildren sharing jokes and stories about the past. Jack was born to Claude and Beulah (Vanderhoef) Powell on February 26, 1940. He was the second oldest of six children. Bonnie (Paul) Ferris, Gary (Diane) Powell, Rodger (Pam) Powell, Nancy (Alden) Sims, Ronald (Carol) Powell and June (George) Boyd. Growing up, Jack enjoyed hunting with his brothers, especially small game. Jack went to Tustin High then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a paratrooper and MP. He then married Bonnie Dean October 7, 1960. They spent their earlier marriage in Ann Arbor then relocated to his childhood home in Tustin. Jack was a local business owner and worked as a cement contractor, licensed builder and meat butcher at Powell’s Grocery in Tustin. He was known for his famous “Papa Jack’s Jerky‘ sold at Powell’s Grocery for the past 26 years. Jack and Bonnie have four children, Sherry (Dave) Leusby and grandsons Shaun and Matthew; Jack Powell (Cheryl) and grandchildren Hunter, Cole, Jacklynne: Stacey Feister (Ed) and grandchildren Joshua, Jessica, Alaina, Zoey; James Powell (Teresa) and grandchildren Devyn, Mason, Logan. Jack and Bonnie have seven beloved great-grandchildren. Jack had many interests in life, but two of his favorites were hunting/being outdoors and his grandchildren. If Jack wasn’t busy with farm animals, cutting wood or hunting, he was in the stands watching his grandchildren during sporting events and supporting their interests. Jack was very involved in his grandchildren’s lives and helped mold them into the fine young people they are today. Shortly before his passing, he had expressed that he lived a fulfilling life of love shared with his family. A Celebration of life will be held in the spring. The date and time will be announced soon.

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