Richard Edward Powell, 83, of Kewanee, IL, formerly of Cedar Rapids, IA, died Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a long illness. At this time no services are planned. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee assisted with local arrangements.
Richard is survived by his sister, Devita A. (Jack) Blaylock of Cresco; nephews, Steve Powell and Ty Blaylock; and nieces, Julie Powell, Trina McArevy and Connie Blaylock Gray. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Bill, David, James and Jack Powell; and nephew Alan Powell.
Richard was born on May 3, 1937 in Cedar Rapids, son of Harvey and Mary Kennedy Powell, and attended Kenwood Elementary and graduated from Franklin High School. He was a sergeant in the Marine Corps from 1959 to 1963. Richard worked at Iowa Manufacturing, National Oats, Collins Radio, and with the US Postal Service. He had been a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church.
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