Robert Powell Sr.

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 20, 2009

Robert M. Powell Sr.
ZUNI—Robert M. Powell Sr. died March 18, 2009, after a courageous 17 month battle with cancer.
Mr. Powell was born April 7, 1940 in Isle of Wight County, the son of the late Mills Joseph Powell and Mary Turner Powell.
He was also predeceased by two brothers, Franklin Randolph Powell and James Wallace Powell.
He retired from the X-42 Pipe Department at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding.
Survivors include his wife and best friend of 47 years, Judy Branch Powell; a son, Robert McCauley “Robbie” Powell Jr., both of Zuni; grandchildren, A1C Richard Andrew Powell, Joseph “Joey” Willis Powell and Robert Brandon Powell; sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia P. Saunders of Windsor, Francis P. Hall of Smithfield, Helen P. Saunders of Zuni, Ann P. and William R. Eley of Carrollton, Betty Sue P. and Roy Pippin Jr. of Suffolk, Joseph E. “Ed” and Carolyn Powell of Carrsville and Charles L. and Linda Powell of Zuni; sister-in-law Jean Powell of Chesapeake; numerous nieces and nephews; and his loving dog, Casey.
A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Parr Funeral Home and Crematory, Suffolk, with Robert McCauley Powell, Jr. officiating.
Friends may join the family at the funeral home on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. for a time of visitation.
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