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Thomas “Tom” Franklyn Powell, 70, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 21, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents Preston Powell and Julia Vandermark and one brother Preston “Bubba” Powell Jr. He is survived by his wife Judy Marie Powell, one daughter Stacey Marie Powell, one brother John Wayne Powell and his wife Ann, one sister Joyce Harris, one special nephew Sonny Powell, and various special nieces and nephews.
Tom Joined the U.S. Air Force on 15 Feb 1968, as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician (Jet Aircraft over Two Engines) (B-52s and KC-135s). He served at various Air Force bases, to include U-Tapao, Thailand during the Vietnam War; Orlando AFB, FL; Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC; Castle AFB, CA; with his final transfer to Loring AFB, ME. While stationed at Loring, he met Judy M. Hebert, and they were married on 14 Apr 1985. He retired from the Air Force on 29 Feb 1988, and settled in Bangor, ME, eventually moving to Virginia in September 1991. He started working for the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) in Charlottesville on 09 Jan 1996. He then retired on 30 Sep 2015. Tom was an avid hunter and fisherman. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at Sheridan Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 11:00 am at Sheridan Funeral Home at 4626 Cedar Lane Road Kents Store, VA 23084.