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J. D. “Jay” Powell, Jr. Obituary

J. D. “Jay” Powell, Jr. age 72 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017 at home surrounded by his family.

Jay was born in Mena, Arkansas on December 30, 1944 to the late J.D. Powell, Sr. and Murl Dean Beyers Powell. He was married to Janice Aynes Powell for 44 years. Jay lived in California and Arkansas most of his life. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps, and served two tours in the Vietnam War. After serving his country, he moved back to California and eventually moved back to Arkansas. He worked at U. S. Motors and FM Dix until he retired in 2005 due to health reasons. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing in his earlier years. He was a member of the Dallas Avenue Baptist Church and most of all he loved God and his family. His grandchildren were what he lived for and loved them very much. He will be dearly missed and was a loving and kind husband, father, grandfather, brother, cousin and friend to all.

He is survived by wife: Janice Powell of Mena, Arkansas

Sons: Jeremy Powell and wife Amber of Mena, Arkansas and Justin Powell and wife Dana of Mena, Arkansas

Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Brother: Geary Powell of Gillham, Arkansas

Cousin: Joyce Bogorno of Fresno, California

Several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Destry White, and two sons, Jason Damon Powell and Joseph Powell.

Memorial service will be Saturday August 12, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church with Brother Roy Conaster and Brother Justin Leonard officiating. Arrangements were made under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

8-8-17 12:11 p.m.

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  1. Jimmie & Mary Ann Winters

    Dear Janice and family, please accept our deepest condolences. We lift you up in prayer and pray for comfort, peace, and strength.

    In Christian Love,
    Mary Ann and Jimmie

  2. Janice I am so sorry to here about Jay. We know he is in a better place. I will be praying for you and your family.

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