In Memory

Alan Powell

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11/24/13 06:51 PM #1    

Donald Timmerman

Thanks to information provided by classmate Marylin Reed (Thorsen), I found the following obituary at the Rockford Register Star.


Charles Powell

Charles Alan Powell, 68 KIRKSVILLE, Mo. - Charles Alan Powell, 68, of Kirksville, passed away Friday, November 15, 2013. The son of William and Leantha (Peebles) Powell Jr., he was born May 22, 1945, in Kirksville. Alan graduated from Rockford East High School in 1963, where he participated in wrestling, football and played trombone in the orchestra. With a scholarship to Illinois State, he took 2nd in NAIA wrestling as a freshman in 1964. He joined the Army in 1965, and served two years active duty. Graduated from Truman State in Kirksville in 1975, with a B.S. degree in Business. Charles was well respected in Kirksville where he worked helping those less fortunate than himself. He will be greatly missed. Charles is survived by two brothers, James C. Powell of Roscoe, Ill. and W.M. Edward Powell of North Little Rock, Ark. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Sandra McMahon; and one brother, John Paul Powell. No service will be held.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2013


11/25/13 08:25 PM #2    

Neal Lindeman

The Alan Powell whom I knew will be remembered for his smile and great little laugh. He was a great light weight wrestler all through high school.  He was a smart guy. I had many classes with him, but for some reason the one that stays in my memory is Mr. Dolan`s speech class.

Another memory is when Alan wrestled am orangatang. It was at a carnival somewhere around the outside of Rockford. The grift was if someone was willing to pay $5.00 to wrestle the orangatang, and pinned it, he would win $50.00. Al, with lots of urging, got into the cage. He was immediatly backhanded by the animal, sending Al down with a bloody nose. Al bounce back up with "blood" in his eye and the oragatange realizing that he might have bit off too much took a dive. He flopped over on his back and Al won his $50.00.

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