Charles E. “Barney” Powell, Jr.
March 22, 1931 - January 26, 2022
Charles E. “Barney” Powell, Jr., age 90, of New Castle, passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.
Born in New Castle, DE, on March 22, 1931, he was a son of the late James and Fran Hazzard. Barney was a NASCAR driver in the 1950’s and was proud of qualifying and racing twice in the Daytona 500. After his NASCAR career, he worked as a carpenter for many years prior to becoming a paramedic with New Castle County, where he retired after 38 years of dutiful service. Barney was a student of Delaware History, and loved eating crabs and enjoying an ice-cold beer. He always looked forward to annual trips to Disney.
In addition to his parents, Barney was preceded in death by his loving wife, Janice Powell. He is survived by his son, Gary Powell (Mary); granddaughter, Rachael Wheelin (Brian); niece, Donna Vance (Scott); 4 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 10 am on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will be held at 10 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance regardless of their vaccination status. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Barney’s memory to Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804 or online by clicking here.