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Paul J. Powell, Sr.

November 7, 1928 - August 27, 2019

Paul J. Powell, Sr., age 90, of Millsboro, DE, and formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

Born in Wilmington, DE on November 7, 1928, he was a son of the late Walter G. and Anna (D’Alfonso) Powell.  Paul proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  He dedicated his career as a maintenance supervisor and later as a system analyst for Delmarva Power, retiring after 30 years of service.

An avid conservationist, his home was recognized as a national Bird Sanctuary.  Paul enjoyed camping, boating and fishing.  He loved to travel and his fondest memories were made during time spent with his family.  Paul was the oldest and longest standing member of Post 28 of the American Legion.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Louise Powell; and siblings, Rae Stranahan, Walter Powell, George Powell, William Powell and Anna Baker.  Paul is survived by his wife, Arlene (Chandler) Powell; son, Paul Powell, Jr. (Amy) of Wilmington, DE; step-children, Nancy Jones, Darrell Paterson and Claudia Dempsey; siblings, Joseph Powell of Florida and Lucille Dickerson of Chadds Ford; and three grandchildren, and six step-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 10:30 am.  Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.          

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Paul’s memory to the American Legion, 31768 Legion Rd, Millsboro, DE 19966

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4 Condolences for Paul J. Powell, Sr.

  • Our broken heart is with all of the Powell family and Marilyn, my brother Paul Jr. and Lucille were his Angles here on earth. I never wanted this day to come but you were ready. Love to all Nancy & Darl

  • So sorry for the loss of your beloved Dad. We pray your memories of better times with him will give you comfort at this difficult time.
    Regina and Bob Crowell

  • Uncle Paul – sorry that you passed and I will miss you. My condolences to Arlene, Paul Jr and the rest of the family. Thanks for the memories.

  • I will miss you Uncle Paul. There are no happy endings in life, only happy memories. I will always remember those happy times when you and Aunt Arlene would come down and visit. I always enjoyed our conversations and your thoughtful and gentle manner. Rest in peace, Uncle Paul.