Obituaries

James "Jim" Spicer
B: 1930-03-04
D: 2018-12-05
View Details
Spicer, James "Jim"
Jerry Hanson
B: 1943-05-21
D: 2018-12-02
View Details
Hanson, Jerry
Rebecca S. "Beckie" (Kerr) Grounds
B: 1942-12-10
D: 2018-12-01
View Details
Grounds, Rebecca S. "Beckie" (Kerr)
Shelia Ann Havill-Mills
B: 1950-11-16
D: 2018-11-29
View Details
Havill-Mills, Shelia Ann
Deborah Sue Deckard
B: 1958-01-21
D: 2018-11-29
View Details
Deckard, Deborah Sue
Violet Masters
B: 1931-04-06
D: 2018-11-28
View Details
Masters, Violet
Daniel Eugene "Dan" Black
B: 1965-11-15
D: 2018-11-24
View Details
Black, Daniel Eugene "Dan"
Dixie Brown
B: 1925-01-09
D: 2018-11-23
View Details
Brown, Dixie
Randy Dean Foster
B: 1958-03-26
D: 2018-11-22
View Details
Foster, Randy Dean
Haley Dawn Horton
B: 1990-07-31
D: 2018-11-22
View Details
Horton, Haley Dawn
Mary Lavender Humphrey
B: 1927-05-03
D: 2018-11-21
View Details
Lavender Humphrey, Mary
Rev. Wayne P. Edie
B: 1942-02-03
D: 2018-11-20
View Details
Edie, Rev. Wayne P.
Kenneth Leon Burks
B: 1945-05-19
D: 2018-11-20
View Details
Burks, Kenneth Leon
Margaret Markham
B: 1919-03-02
D: 2018-11-20
View Details
Markham, Margaret
Robert Fenton
B: 1930-07-06
D: 2018-11-18
View Details
Fenton, Robert
Ken Danzeisen-Rogers
B: 1939-04-02
D: 2018-11-15
View Details
Danzeisen-Rogers, Ken
Shawn Edward Brawthen
B: 1980-05-11
D: 2018-11-14
View Details
Brawthen, Shawn Edward
M. Helen May
B: 1935-09-06
D: 2018-11-13
View Details
May, M. Helen
Stephanie D. Bowman
B: 1962-11-04
D: 2018-11-13
View Details
Bowman, Stephanie D.
Judith Andrews
B: 1934-01-31
D: 2018-11-13
View Details
Andrews, Judith
Robert Eugene "Bob" Barrow
B: 1929-12-12
D: 2018-11-12
View Details
Barrow, Robert Eugene "Bob"

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
3000 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone: 812-333-4400
Fax: 812-333-4445

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Frank Powell can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Cancel
Select Candle

Obituary for Frank L. Powell

Frank L.  Powell
Frank L. Powell, 71, passed away on March 7, 2018 in Ocala, FL.
Born, January 25, 1947 in Bloomington, he was the son of Frank and Mildred (Jackson) Powell.
He attended Stinesville School and served as Class Vice President, played basketball and played a baritone horn in the jazz band. He graduated with honors from Edgewood High School in 1965.
Frank served in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman Second Class Surgical Technician as part of the Mobile Riverine Force, Mekong Delta, Vietnam during the Tet Offensive. After receiving an honorable discharge, he completed an Associate degree of Electronics Technology from DeVry University.
He later worked as a motorcycle technician at Big Red Kawasaki in Ellettsville, IN. He also worked for many years as a machinist and union shop steward at Otis Elevator in Bloomington before taking a position and retiring as a UAW foundry worker and union shop steward at International Harvester/Navistar International, in Indianapolis, IN.
He and his father owned and operated Red’s Rod and Reel Repair in Ellettsville for several years in the 1980’s. He was known for making beautifully hand-wrapped custom fishing rods. He was an accomplished hunter, fisherman, and woodsman. He excelled as an archer, marksman, and gunsmith.
Frank was a lifetime member of VFW Post 1257 and American Legion Post 230 in Martinsville, IN; and Mobile Riverine Force Association member. He was also a member and former officer of the local Harley Owners Group chapter. ABATE member, and lifelong G.O.B. widely known as the unofficially Grand Poohbah of the Groundhog Day Association, Indiana Chapter.
Frank loved hot rods, riding and customizing motorcycles, and frequently attended the NHRA US Nationals in Indianapolis and Sprint Car races at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH.
In the 1980’s he attended Gray Road Baptist Church in Indianapolis with his family and served as an AWANA youth leader. He loved playing guitar and entertaining folks with his unique and hilarious spoofs of popular songs.
Frank never knew a stranger, had an infectious sense of humor and sharp wit. He had an enormous heart and would have given you the shirt off his back, if asked. He was one of a kind and lived life to the fullest in his very own unique way and will be dearly missed by all.
He is survived by his wife, Patty Keith, her son, Marty Collier, his wife Michelle, and their sons, Blake and Alex, and brother, Perry Powell.
He is also survived by his son, Bradley Powell, his wife Monica and grandchildren; Anders Frank, Nils Bjorne, and Erry Solveig.
Frank was preceded in death by his first wife, Janis J. (Hammerman) Powell, his brother, Steve Powell and his parents.
Visitation will be 11am-1:30pm Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington.
Funeral services will be 1:30pm Tuesday at The Funeral Chapel with Mark Villanova officiating. The Monroe County Veteran’s Honor Guard will perform military rites following the service.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Marion County Fund Development Dept. 3231 SW 34th Ave. Ocala, FL 34474, or the Ellettsville Baptist Church, 115 S. Sale St. Ellettsville, IN 47429.
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Lit Memorial Candles
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos