Richard Clifton (Jack) Powell


Richard Clifton (Jack) Powell, 70, died Feb. 20, 2003 in Yackutat, Alaska. He was born to Ira and Elva Powell in 1933 in Oloh, Miss.

Mr. Powell moved with his family to Miami, Ariz. in 1951, where he worked in the mines for several years. He then went into law enforcement, where he was a Gila County Sheriff's Deputy in Globe, Forest Lake Estates, Christopher Creek and Dudleyville, Ariz.

His love for Alaska took him to King Cove, Whittier, Adak, as Chief of Police and Yackutat, where he suffered a fatal heart attack.

He is survived by sons, Jody of Tucson, Mark of Indianapolis, Damon of Jacksonville and Loren of Newark, Calif.; daughter, Laurie Comeau of Key Largo; brother, William Powell of Houston; sisters, Joyce Dalhoff of Mobile, Ala., Linda Lee, Barbara Powell, Marilyn Cruz and Jean Wynn, all of Globe, Iva Keasey and Joan Todd, both of Chandler; 10 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Inez Watson; brother, Ira Dunnon Jr.; and granddaughter, Amber Dawn.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8 at the First Southern Baptist Church in Miami, Ariz.

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