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John David Powell

December 4, 1933 January 24, 2006
John David Powell
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John David Powell

John David Powell, age 72, of Blair passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 24, 2006.

He was born December 4, 1933, in Levelland, Texas, to Benton Leon and Mary Jo Chambers Powell. As a young man he traveled to many states, as a jockey, competing in horse races. He later worked for Texaco on a drilling crew on the Texas Gulf Coast where he met the love of his life, LaVerne Smith. They were married September 29, 1956, in Palacios Texas.

David served his country in the United States Army from 1956 until 1958. After moving to Oklahoma in 1960, he became engaged in the trucking business. He owned and operated Powell Trucking in Blair for many years, and was most recently involved with Powell Truck Sales.

He had a lifetime love of horses, as well as other animals, including his dog, Shadow. He was active in the Blair Riding Club and served as president. He enjoyed working, helping others and especially spending time with family.

His parents, two sisters, and a granddaughter preceded him in death.

David is survived by his wife, LaVerne, four sons, one daughter, nine grandchildren, one brother, one sister, and many nieces, nephew and a host of many friends.

2:00 PM

First Baptist Church

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