John C. Powell, 80

John C. Powell, 80, of rural Wabash, died at 5:28 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Wellbrooke of Wabash. He was born June 19, 1939 in Harlan County, Ky. to Audie and Nancy A. (Roberts) Powell.

John married Henrietta Roseberry in Peru on Aug. 20, 1982. He worked for Smurfit Stone in Wabash for 40 years. John was a charter member of the Church of God Worship Center. He enjoyed going to church where he sang, and played the guitar for many years. John also enjoyed going to yard sales and playing a good game of greedy.

He is survived by his wife, Henrietta Powell of Wabash;  three daughters, Beth (Alan Kirkpatrick) Ridenour of Andrews, Melissa (Mike) Orpurt, and Amanda (Neil) Clifton, both of Wabash; two step-daughters, Judy (Rick) Morgan and Pamela (Tom) Haneline, both of Wabash; step-son, Ronald (Teresa) Roseberry of Terre Haute; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Glen "Pete" (Faye) Powell of Wabash; and two sisters, Ruth Caudill of Wabash, and Jackie Clester of Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Daniel Morgan; one brother, James Powell; and 3 sisters, Betty Creech, Louise Mollett, and Lucille Sheppard.

Funeral services will be private to the family Saturday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, with Marshall Staten officiating.  Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash. 

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Posted on 2020 Mar 18