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Eddie Joe Powell, 80, of Edmond, OK, husband of Linda Ruth (Nunley) Powell for 59 loving, wonderful years, passed away on October 13th, 2017, after a hard fought battle with pneumonia. Eddie was born on January 20, 1937, in Comanche County, Oklahoma, to Clarence Cartee and Erta Archie (Gibson) Powell. Eddie was preceded in death by brothers Willard and R.D. and is survived by brothers Walter and Don. Eddie is also survived by his sons, Kelly and his wife Bev (Surratt), and Jon and his wife Lisa (Schaefer), and by his grandson Zane. Eddie had two callings in life: gladly doing whatever Linda needed or asked him to do, and teaching math. Countless students benefited from Mr. Powell's infinite patience and wry humor. Mr. Powell taught in Lawton, OK; Alamogordo, NM; Edmond, OK; and, for 33 years, at Casady School in Oklahoma City. Eddie often said, looking back on his life, that he wouldn't change a thing. A Memorial Service will be in the Chapel of St. Edward the Confessor at Casady School on Saturday, October 21st, at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Casady School or to samaritanspurse.org.
Published on October 19, 2017
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