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Powell, Donald E.

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January 27, 1950 - July 26, 2013

Powell, Donald E.

Donald E. Powell of Dallas, born January 27, 1950 in Dallas, TX., passed away July 26, 2013. Preceded in death by his father Cleo Powell, David Perryman and friend Hal Ramsey.  He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sandra Kay, daughter Amari Holmes and her husband Justin, son Brandon and his wife Jolieann as well as grandchildren Jackson, Hudson & Evangeline.  In addition Don is survived by his Mother, June, brother Richard and sister Jayme and their children.  Extended family included Curtis & Mattie, Jim & Susie Hunter, Jeff and Sherry Hunter, Debbie Ramsey and a host of nieces & nephews as well as true friend Joe Harn. Don earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Texas Tech University with honors prior to embarking on a long and successful career running Powell Mfg an Oil & Gas company. “Daddy Don” was son, husband, father and friend. The Family will welcome friends and family on Thursday August 1,  at 1 pm at Fellowship Bible Church Dallas for a celebration of life and reception at 9330 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX  75231.

Church Location and Directions:

Our church can be a little difficult to find for first time visitors.  We recommend that you obtain specific directions to our location from your originating destination by using an online map search resource such as Google maps.   We’re located at 9330 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX  75231 in the northeast quadrant of the intersection of Park Lane and Central Expressway.  Depending on which direction you are arriving from, look for us behind Bed, Bath and Beyond (located on Park Lane just east of the Park Lane/Central intersection), or behind Best Buy/Office Max (located on the Central Expressway service road just north of the Park Lane/Central intersection).  The DART Rail station at Park Lane is also within easy walking distance, just to the southeast.


 Various Route Directions to Fellowship Dallas

Coming from the north on Central Expressway:

Take the Park Lane exit and make a U-turn back onto the northbound service road. Turn right just past the corner shopping complex (look for our main sign just after the first billboard you’ll see on your right). After turning right, stay to the right as you pass the Office Max/Best Buy complex on your left, and follow the signs from there to Fellowship Dallas.

Coming from the south on Central Expressway:

Take the Park Lane exit, proceed through the light, then turn right just past the corner shopping complex (look for our main sign just after the first billboard you’ll see on your right). After turning right, stay to the right as you pass the Office Max/Best Buy complex on your left, and follow the signs from there to Fellowship Dallas.

You can also enter from Park Lane:

Turn north into the Bed, Bath and Beyond shopping complex. Go straight through the tunnel to the stop sign and follow the signs for parking. We’ll be on your right directly behind the Bed, Bath and Beyond building – you can’t miss us!

Or, you can also come in from Greenville Avenue:

Turn west on Twin Hills Connection. Proceed past the Dart station parking lot and into the parking garage in front of you at the top of the hill.

You’re there!


Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, TX 75238



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Charlotte Scruggs Clark

August 11, 2013 3:45PM

Dear Sandy, I am so sorry to hear about Don's passing this morning at church. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Becky Montgomery Smith

August 01, 2013 6:40AM

My prayers to you and your family Sandy . Donald was such a special friend to so many through our high school years. Always an encourager, kind and fun loving. He will be missed by so many, but his memories are to be cherished forever. Becky Montgomery Smith

Sheryl Frazier McGuire

July 31, 2013 7:48PM

My thoughts and prayers for peace and understanding are with the Powell family today. And also for the '68 SGHS classmates of Don. We are saddened by the loss of another SGHS Colonel.

Tricia Harrison

July 31, 2013 7:13PM

Doug and I send our deepest sympathy. May God give you strength, comfort, and understanding. Hope happy memories can help you through this difficult time.
Colonels and Wildcats together!

Doug Harrison

July 31, 2013 7:11PM

Sandy, please accept Tricia's and my condolences. You and Don have been a part of our lives from our high school days through our experiences in the Lake Highlands community. We care about you and your family. May you be surrounded with love at this sad time.

Sandy Walkowicz Pohlmann

July 31, 2013 3:25PM

Mother and I send our heartfelt sympathy to you, sweet Sandy and your family. I have so many wonderful memories of all of the fun times we had in high school. Don had such a great personality and I know how much he adored you. I'm so happy to hear that you have such a large and loving family. They will certainly help to ease your pain. God Bless You All !


July 31, 2013 2:47PM

He was a leader of our class. He led a life of import and achievement. I was lucky to know him.

Chuck Eidson

July 31, 2013 11:58AM

I am so sad to here that Donald passed. He had such a sharp wit and was always a delightful guy to be with during high school and the regrettably few occasions we saw each other since then. I say "Hear, hear" to Larry's "Sentries Forever". My thoughts and prayers to Sandy and all the family.

Jacquelyn Landress Sewell

July 31, 2013 10:43AM

Dear Sandy,
I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. May God give you peace and understanding during this time.


Binka Odem

July 31, 2013 10:33AM

God Speed, Don.
Your enthusiasm, intelligence and love of life inspired all of.

Binka Odem

Christi Popplewell Barrier

July 31, 2013 10:05AM

Sandy, so sorry for your loss, my heart breaks for you having gone through this same incident last last year. It is hard to Lose a husband but God and your family will get you through. In sympathy. Christti

Gary Nicholson

July 31, 2013 9:41AM

Don was my dear friend in our teenage time together, we shared great laughter and conversation and I will always treasure those days. He was smart, funny, athletic, kind and generous. Trips to the lake house in his Dad's plane were great fun. I will always remember how sweet his mother was to me, my deepest sympathy to her and Sandy and all the family.

Roy Fischer

July 31, 2013 7:50AM

Our thoughts & prayers are with Sandra and family. So sorry for your loss.

Fredda Clyburn Merritt

July 30, 2013 9:31PM

Sandy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Gary Frazier

July 30, 2013 7:25PM

I am so sorry to hear about Don. We played lots of ball together in Jr and Sr High. Sadly I haven't seen him since 1968 and did not know he was ill.

Larry Ryan

July 30, 2013 7:12PM

Definitely one of the best friends and classmates anyone could ever have! Sentries Foreveraflp5U