John was always a farmer at heart and owned and operated several farming operations over the years. He was also a truck driver and enjoyed traveling, elk hunting and telling stories about his adventures. He especially enjoyed his role as a father and grandfather. John was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Green Forest.
He is survived by his son, Randall Powell and wife Venus of Green Forest, daughter, Cheryl Johnson and husband Todd of Van Buren, Randall and Cheryl’s mother, Carole Powell of Green Forest, 3 grandsons, Johnathan Powell of Bella Vista, Alexander Johnson and wife Julianna of Ft Smith, Parker Johnson of Van Buren, 1 brother, Buster Powell of Green Forest, 1 sister, Francis Blanchett of Hot Springs, AR and a number of other family members and a host of friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Una Powell, brothers, Vernon, Gene, Clinton, R T and D K Powell, sisters, Carmen Barrows, Mary Kathryn Brannick, Mattie Lee Powell and Barbara Mote.
Celebration Of Life service will be 10:00 AM, Monday March 7, 2016 at Smith Family Funeral Home in Green Forest with Pastor Joe Summers officiating. Interment will follow at Pickens cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 PM Sunday, March 6th at the funeral home.
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