Raymond Powell, 72, of New Blaine, Ark., passed away on April 2, 2015. He was born Oct. 17, 1942, in Paris to his parents John Wesley and Agens (Williamson) Powell. For several years, Raymond worked in the oilfield and still was working as a horse farrier. He attended First Assembly of God in Paris.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Wesley and Agnes (Williamson) Powell; one son, Toby Powell; three sisters, Dorothy Griffith, Evelyn Smith and Louise Greb; three brothers, Johnny Powell, George Powell and Eugene Greb; and his ex-wife, Saundra Kay Powell, mother to Raymond Alan, Robbie and Toby.
He is survived by his three sons, Raymond Alan Powell and wife Tonya of Paris, Robbie Powell of Paris and Zeb Powell of New Blaine; one stepson, Tristan Justice of Ozone; four sisters, Mae Koerdt of Scranton, Jackie Noland of Paducah, Ky., Suzie Stovall of Paris and Edna Shumway of Paris; four brothers, Danny Powell of Henryetta, Okla., Leon Greb of Warner, Okla., Bill Powell of Heber Springs and Carl Powell of Paris; four grandchildren, Alexis Powell, Dustin Powell, Evan Powell and Kennedy Powell; his ex-wife, Sandra Powell of New Blaine, mother to Zeb and Tristan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 at First Assembly of God in Paris. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home.
Online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
Honorary pallbearers will be all of his horse-riding buddies.