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OAKWOOD - Carl R. Powell, 68, of Oakwood passed away at 4:57 p.m. November 24, 2017, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville, Ill.
Carl was born August 2, 1949, the son of Raymond and Mary (Smith) Powell in Danville.
He married Jill Edwards in September of 1968 and later married Sharon Gritton on October of 1974. She preceded him in death in December of 2003. He subsequently married Ruth Grimes in February of 2005, and she preceded him in death in October of 2005.
Survivors include his three daughters, Carla (Darren) Wells of Fithian, Ill., Brandi (Les) Corwin of Indianola, Ill., and Kimberlee (Chad) Turner of Oakwood; two stepdaughters, Staci Hargrove of Oakwood, and Jacque (Kelly) Roth of Acworth, Ga.; two brothers, Pete (Lorretta) Powell of Bloomfield, Ind., and George (Ruby) Powell of Waddy, Ky.; two sisters, Judy (Bill) Clem of Danville, and Perrie (Larry) McCrone of Ridge Farm, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Jadyn, Jaxon, Amanda, Caleb, Dustin, Hope and Cassidy; six step-grandchildren, Robbie (Ashley), Cody, Kayla (Josh), Aidan, Sadie and Tayrn; six step-great-grandchildren, Manda Lynn, Gwynyvaer, Qoralyne, McKenzie, Carly and Killion. Also surviving are his "Almost Wife" and best friend, Peggy Bloomfield; special friends, Alan Powell, Steve Shonk and Dale Spencer; and a host of many other extended family members and friends.
He is preceded in death by parents; former spouses, Sharon (Gritton) Powell and Ruth (Grimes) Powell; as well as one sister, Carol Kay Powell.
Carl was a graduate of Oakwood High School and retired from General Motors in 1992. He enjoyed spending his free time being in the outdoors, hunting, fishing, working in his yard, sitting around the fire "burning a log" and riding his Harley. He was a member of Potomac Masonic Lodge, Gao Grotto and Fairview Sportsmans Club. He also was a member of the Illiana Pigeon Club and enjoyed raising his birds.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Pastor David Garver will officiate. Burial will be in Newtown Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Cancer Treatment Center for patient comfort needs at 806 N. Logan Ave., Danville.
Please join Carl's family in sharing memories, photos, and videos on his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
Published on November 25, 2017
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