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Memorial services for John Pruett Powell Jr. 80, Pottersville, Missouri, were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Powell died 7:18 p.m., Sunday, December 23, 2012 at the Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born January 19, 1932 at Kevil, Kentucky to John P. Powell and Agnes Stewart Powell. On June 15, 1985, he was married at Memphis, Tennessee to Carol Jennings. Mr. Powell had served with the United States Army Reserves. He had a distinguished career as a broadcaster, a news director, news anchor and co-host of a top rated radio show in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Powell loved the outdoors, his pets, feeding birds, his family and making people laugh. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and uncle; he was loved by many and will be missed. He was active in the First United Methodist Church in West Plains serving as worship leader and chairman of the trustees.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Jennings Powell, of the family home; two daughters, Mary Helen Johnson and husband, Joe, Cordova, Tennessee and Melissa Corcoran and husband, Reid, Colliverville, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Mary Katherine Demster, Memphis, Tennessee, Ben Johnson, Cordova, Tennessee and Sam Corcoran, Colliverville, Tennessee; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Christ’s Kitchen and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

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