Ferrell F. Powell Jr.

Published 12:18 pm Saturday, October 27, 2012

Col. Ferrell “Frank” Franklin Powell Jr., USMC retired, 77, of Emerald Isle, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at home.

Burial will take place at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

Colonel Powell was born March 15, 1935, in Suffolk, Va., to Ferrell F. Powell and Mary Maxey Powell.

He was a 26-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served in the Vietnam War. Frank received many awards including Bronze Star Medal w/Combat “V”, Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

He married Emily Cordero on Feb. 18, 1960, in Las Vegas, Nev.

He is a graduate of Randolph Macon College and Butler University.

Frank was a member of the Swansboro United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Millie Powell of Emerald Isle; daughters, Jaye Meyer of Chapel Hill and Emily Albrecht of Fairfax Station, Va.; a brother Ben Powell, a sister, Pat Powell; and one granddaughter, Sydney Albrecht.

His parents preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas, 66675, or by email at www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City. Access online obituary and Internet condolences through www.brooksfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.