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Fred Preston Powell

January 19, 2018

POWELL, Fred Preston, 87, of Powhatan, passed peacefully on Friday, January 19, 2018. He was born in Marion, Va., one of nine siblings, born to the late Otis and Ethel Powell. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Kiyoko "Kay," whom he married in 1951 at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, while serving in the U.S. Army. He is also survived by daughter, Bonnie Lee (Caesar); and sister, Rose Gillespie. Fred drove for Greyhound for 24 years and then worked for the Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries. He was a beekeeper and known for his local honey. The family will receive friends Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Bennett & Barden Funeral Home, 3215 Anderson Hwy in Powhatan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Fred's name to the Salvation Army of Central Virginia.
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