Dewey Powell, age 88 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on June 10, 2014 at the Life Care Center of Tullahoma.
Mr. Powell, a University of Tennessee graduate, was a retired Electrical Engineer with Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC); 60 year member of the IBEW; member of the First United Methodist Church in Manchester and a member of the Woodsmen of the World; past City of Manchester Vice Mayor, Alderman, and City Planning Commission Board member. Mr. Powell was a World War II United States Army Air Corps veteran and also a Contractor and land developer who enjoyed UT sports, gardening, his Koi fish.
He was born in Peter’s Landing, TN to his parents, the late Robert Powell and Clara Myrtle Knight Powell. He was also preceded in death by his wife Opal H. Powell who recently passed away in 2014 and a sister, Patricia Powell.
He is survived by his son, Robert T. Powell and his wife Shellia of Manchester, TN; daughter, Donna P. Willis and her husband Steve of Manchester, TN; sister, Jeanne M. Powell of Manchester, TN; two brothers, John T. Powell (Kathy) of Murfreesboro, TN and Franklin D. Powell (Rose) of Orange Park, FL; four grandchildren, Alecia Willis of Raleigh, NC, Tyson Powell of Murfreesboro, TN, Sonya Sherrill (Todd) of Manchester, TN and Joshua C. Powell (Alison) of Manchester, TN; three great-grandchildren, Haley Karen Sherrill, Kyra Sherrill and Henry Powell; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester.
A Graveside Service will follow on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with the Reverend Randall T. Brown officiating.