Marvin Ray

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Powell Sr.

Marvin Ray Powell, Sr., 74, of El Paso, Ark., formerly of Poplar Bluff, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, at Little Rock, Ark.

He was born Jan. 1, 1940 in Poplar Bluff.

On April 8, 1958, he married Thelma (Costin) Powell in Poplar Bluff. She survives.

Self-employed, he owned a harness and tack shop. He loved working with horses, building wagons and being with family.

Other survivors are his children: Dusty (Cathy) Powell, Sr. of Poplar Bluff, Lori (Joe) Dobbs of Conway, Ark., Marvin (Alysia) Powell, Jr., of Little Rock, and Darren (Jo Ann) Powell of Harviell; 10 grandchildren: Dusty Powell, Jr., Cindy Elliott, Jessica Gray, Wesley and Jesse Harlan, Zachary and Brennon Powell, Dustin Powell, and Justin and Austin Ward; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Ephraim and Blanche Powell.

No services are planned at this time.

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