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Jerry Edward Powell

OCEAN PINES — Jerry Edward Powell, 81, died
Thursday, May 2, 2013, at his home. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the
son of the late Clarence Edward Robert Powell and Ethel Marguerite
Boswell. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise, in 2012.
is survived by his son, Glenn Norman Powell of Sacramento, Calif., and
his daughter, Lisa Ellen Powell of Reston, Va. Also surviving are three
grandchildren, John Wesley Powell, Charles Ray Durbin V and Daniel
Edward Kates; two nieces, Pamela Powell McWhirt and Patricia Powell
Westcott; and a multitude of friends.  
Mr. Powell was a graduate of
Eastern High School in Washington, D.C. After serving in the U.S. Army
from 1951 to 1953, he attended the University of Maryland and then began
his lifelong career as a mechanical engineer. He was a lay leader of
the Community Church at Ocean Pines, a board member of the Kiwanis Club,
belonged to the Ocean Pines Boat Club, and was a committed volunteer at
the Berlin Senior Center serving Meals on Wheels in the Berlin
community. In 2008, he was the recipient of the Worcester County
“Maryland’s Most Beautiful People” Volunteer Award. He was known for his
witty sense of humor and his charming good looks.
A memorial service
will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 17, at the Community Church at
Ocean Pines. The Rev. Bill Sterling will officiate. Inurnment will be in
the Gardens of the Pines Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to Kiwanis Foundation, c/o Mark Page, 8 Sandy Circle, Ocean
Pines, Md. 21811.  
Letters of condolence may be sent to the family online at