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JOHN ROBERT POWELL

May 14, 1933 December 26, 2011
JOHN ROBERT POWELL
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Obituary for JOHN ROBERT POWELL

John Robert Powell, 78, of Huntingtown, MD passed away on December 26, 2011 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, MD. John Robert Powell (“Robert”) was born on May 14, 1933 to the late Robert Powell and Ella B. Gross. Robert was educated in the Calvert County Public School system and lived in Calvert County his entire life. Robert was joined in holy matrimony to Bernice Powell and raised two step-children, Donald Graves and Stella Barton. Robert was a long-time member of St. Edmonds United Methodist Church where he was very active as a bus driver for the church congregation and a member of the St. Edmonds United Methodist Men. His favorite song was “Rough Side of the Mountain.” Robert was a dedicated employee for the Town of Chesapeake Beach, where he was employed for over seven years. He also worked as a truck driver for Earl Gross, Inc. His final job prior to his retirement was with the Randall Cliff Head Start Program, where he served as a school bus driver. After retirement, Robert loved to come to his brother, Calvin’s auto repair shop to spend time with his brother and nephews. His favorite saying was, “You have to live so God can use you.” Robert was preceded in death by: his parents, Robert Powell and Ella B. Gross; his wife, Bernice Powell, and his siblings: Otta Mason, Sr., Clifton Jones and Raymond Jones. Robert leaves to cherish the memories of his life: his step-son, Donald Graves; his brothers: Benjamin Coleman, Mervin Jones (Bertha), Arthur Lee Jones (Mable), Calvin Gross (Janice), Marvin Jones, and Oliver Jones; his sisters: Doris Dennis and Betty Jones; a sister-in-law, Doris Mason, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

2

Jan

6:00 PM 1/2/2012 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/2/2012 8:00:00 PM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

3

Jan

10:00 AM 1/3/2012 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/3/2012 11:00:00 AM
St. Edmond's UM Church

3000 Dalrymple Road
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732

St. Edmond's UM Church
3000 Dalrymple Road Chesapeake Beach 20732 MD
United States

Service

Tuesday

3

Jan

11:00 AM 1/3/2012 11:00:00 AM
St. Edmond's UM Church

3000 Dalrymple Road
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732

St. Edmond's UM Church
3000 Dalrymple Road Chesapeake Beach 20732 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Ernestine Jones Cemetery Final Resting Place

3000 Dalrymple Road
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732

3000 Dalrymple Road Chesapeake Beach 20732 MD
United States
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