Obituary: E. Frank Powell

E. Frank Powell
E. Frank Powell(WTAP)
Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 3:56 PM EDT
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Frank Powell, 81, of Vienna, WV was called home on June 11, 2021.

He was born May 23, 1940 in Parkersburg, the son of the late Earl S. and Augusta L. Powell.

He graduated from Carthage Troy in 1958.

Frank is a veteran of the United States Army National Guard, serving from 1963 – 1968. He was employed by Union Insulating and Contracted Operations until his retirement in 2002. In retirement he enjoyed valet parking at St. Joseph’s Hospital where he met so many incredible people.

He was a charter member of Cornerstone Gospel Church and faithful servant of God.

Frank is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Carol; four children, Brent (Angie) Powell, Chris (Leanette) Grimm, Jason Powell and Kim (Roger) Harr; seven grandchildren, Jeremy, Erin, Connor, Anna, Jacob, Caroline and Amber; one brother, Tom Powell; and his beloved dog, Sophie Grace.

In addition to his parents and grandparents, he was preceded in death by his precious 18-month-old daughter, Shawna Rae Powell.

Services for Frank will be held Monday June 14th at 5pm, at Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg. Visitation hours will be from 3-5pm. A gathering will be held after the service at the Leavitt Family Center, located directly across 7th Street from the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Amedysis Hospice and the Parkersburg Humane Society

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