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John PowellJohn Powell, 82, of Lewisburg, OH, died Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Vancrest of Eaton. He was born October 11, 1935, in Trenton, Ohio, to the late Stanley and Helen (Shafer) Powell. He was a lifelong farmer in Preble County, who many knew by his childhood nickname of “Sherm.” He enjoyed coon hunting and fishing throughout his life, with an interest in guns, knives, horses, and dogs. He was a 1954 graduate of Farmersville High School and went on to serve in the United States Army as an instructor in tanks. He was the most self-sacrificing, hard-working provider a family ever had. He is much loved and will be missed dearly by his family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his brothers Robert, James, Norman, and Richard Powell; and his sister Betty Lou Powell. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Georgia L. (“Sis”) Powell; son Jeff Powell of West Manchester, OH; and daughter Beth (Tom) Wolber of Delaware, OH; grandchildren Kyle (Rachel) Powell of West Alexandria, OH; Katelyn Powell of Lewisburg, OH; Carmen Wolber of Columbus, OH; and Jeffrey Powell, Jr. of Lewisburg, OH; and great-grandchildren Kaden, Madison, and Marlee. He is also survived by his brothers Thomas (Patty) Powell of West Alexandria, OH; Gerald (Patty) Powell of Canada; and William (JoAnn) Powell of Lewisburg, OH, as well as sisters-in-law Vicki, Becky, and Sharon Powell. Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, 226 West Main St., Eaton, OH 45320. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 also at the Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home with Pastor Kenneth Harbaum officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Lewisburg, OH. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.
We give our heartfelt condolences to Sis and the family. I did not know John but it appears that he was a wonderful man, father, and husband. Dick & Faye Sheard
Dick Sheard Apr 19 2018 12:00 AM
On behalf of Commodore Preble Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, I send our condolences on the loss of your family member, John Powell, a veteran of the United States Army. Thank you for his service to our country. Jane Morell Smith
Jane E Smith Apr 18 2018 12:00 AM
Spending time with you all when I was younger was always a special time. We always had something to do but it was always fun doing it. I never understood what it took to run a dairy farm and keep up with everything else until I was older but I did learn that when you have responsibilities it's a 24/7 job. I carried this with me through my own life. I have to give Sherm a wholehearted thanks for the lesson. Love to you all.
Misty Locker Sizemore Apr 17 2018 12:00 AM
Sis, so sorry for your loss. Sherm was so quiet when we first met.
Lois Dempsey Apr 17 2018 12:00 AM
Sis and Family We sure shared a lot of good times together. Will never forget going to the zoo together. Your all in our thoughts and prayers. Bill and Sharon Peyton
Sharon Peyton Apr 16 2018 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of John Powell
Sharon Peyton Apr 16 2018 12:00 AM
Prayers of healing and comfort for the entire family. So sorry for your loss. The Cail family
Cathy Cail Apr 16 2018 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss ! He was a great man. Donnie Huber
Donnie Huber Apr 15 2018 12:00 AM
If words could take away the pain everyone would say them. He touched alot of hearts. Prayers sent to you and your family
Cindy Fitzpatrick Apr 15 2018 12:00 AM