John Henry Powell

John Henry Powell, 82, of Waco, passed away Saturday, January 26th at a local care center. Graveside services will be 2PM Monday, January 28th at Oakwood Cemetery with Charles Olin Powell officiating. Visitation will be 10AM to Noon Monday, January 28th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

John was born February 28, 1930 in Littlefield to Olin and Martha (Pierce) Powell. He served as Class President at Littlefield High School in 1948. He then served his country in the Korean Conflict from 1950 to 1952 with the U.S. Army. He married Dorothy Marie Taylor in June of 1953 in Littlefield. John started working in the parts business at Tom Hewitt Chevrolet in Littlefield. Then, worked as parts manager for Taylor Chevrolet in Abilene, and retired from Steakley Chevrolet in Waco in 1992. He was also a Master Mason. He is best remembered for his love for hunting, fishing, and playing 42 with best friends at the deer lease.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife.

Survivors include son, John Charles Powell and his wife Susan of Leroy; daughters, Karon Powell of Austin, and Kelly Galanis and husband Aris of Waco; grandchildren, Shayne McFall and wife Liz, Shelly Cairns, John Matthew (Jim Matt) Powell and wife Bethany, Charles Allen Powell and wife Krystal, Cody William Powell, and John, Dorothy, and Lenna Galanis; great grandchildren, John Caleb Powell, Briley McFall, Avery Powell, and baby girl Powell on-the-way; brothers, Duke Powell and wife Sue of Albuquerque, NM, and Charles Olin Powell and wife Lennell of Brownwood; and sisters, Sue Middlebrooks of Dallas, and Jane Love and husband Earl of Littlefield.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Kelly and family,
    My deepest sympathies on the loss of your father and grandfather. You are never ready to say good bye to those special people in our lives. May he rest in peace for I am sure he has entered God’s Paradise.

  2. John and Wanda Price

    So sorry for you loss.. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family .

  3. Kerry and Deborah Tull

    So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. God bless!

  4. Larry and Kyle Wollard

    I remember the fond memories of John Henry at the deer lease. He was never out of the pick- up long before he was looking for Pepper, "where’s Pepper?" he would always say. And when he got there he would always have to show us what he had found on the way! I will miss hearing the stories of his younger days of hunting and then with age, he couldn’t hurt a fly. Goodbye old friend, rest in peace.

  5. Leo H Bradshaw Jr.

    Good bye dear friend.
    Leo Bradshaw

  6. I was so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. My family and I used to visit with him at his nursing home. My mother was on the same wing for a year. He was such a friendly and kind man. He always had a smile on his face. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

  7. May the comfort found only in The Lord be with you and your family through these trying times. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

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