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Charles Powell

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Obion County Memorial Gardens. Brother Keith Long will officiate. The family will receive friends at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home 9:30-10:45 a.m. Friday.
Pallbearers will be Mr. Powell’s six grandsons: Jason Britt, John Britt, Rob Powell, Steve Powell, Michael Powell and William Powell.
The family requests that memorial contributions in honor of Mr. Powell be made to Cayce United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 195 State Route 94 West, Fulton, KY 42041.
Mr. Powell was born Oct. 16, 1920, in Kenton, son of the late Robert Charles “Bob” and Rosie Lillian (Mayfield) Powell. He married the former Ruby Lancaster Dec. 23, 1939. She died Sept. 21, 1997.
Mr. Powell grew up with his three brothers and two sisters in Cayce, Ky. He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Ruby; his granddaughter, Julie Ann Britt; and his siblings: Robert Powell, Howard Powell, Flynn Powell, Louise (Powell) Cullom and Evelyn (Powell) Mosley Pewitt.
A successful farmer for over 70 years, he was a member of First Methodist Church in Fulton, a member of the South Fulton Kiwanis Club and an honorary Kentucky Colonel.
Mr. Powell is survived by his daughter, Betty (Powell) Britt of South Fulton; and two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Dianne Powell of Daphne, Ala., and Mike and Carol Powell of Union City. He was the proud grandfather of six grandsons: Jason Britt of Plymouth, Wisc., Rob Powell of Columbus, Miss., John Britt of South Fulton, Steve Powell of Daphne, Michael Powell of Park City, Kan., and William Powell of Eldorado, Kan., along with two step-grandchildren, Aimee Powell of Omaha, Neb., and John Powell of Wichita, Kan. He is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren.
A proud man, an honest man and a dedicated farmer, Mr. Powell attributed his roots and values to having grown up in Cayce, the son of hard-working parents. Family members were often treated to stories about Mr. Powell’s father, “Papa,” who lost his leg to a stalk-cutter and continued to farm and provide for his family; and of his esteemed grandfather, Dr. Robert Willis Powell, a dentist in Union City.
High expectations and family standards, handed down by Mr. Powell’s grandmother, Mary Francis (Dean) Powell, and Mr. Powell’s strong desire to live up to the example set by his father, guided Mr. Powell throughout his life.
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