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Dwight Powell, age 72

Dwight Powell, age 72, of Bryant, Arkansas passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021 in Bryant, Arkansas. He was born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana on April 30, 1948 to the late JT Powell and Edna Sumerall Powell.

Dwight was beloved by his family and many friends. He will be remembered for his quick, dry wit and especially for his wonderful, genuine smile. Some of his favorite pastimes were gardening, bird watching, and travelling. Everyone who knew him has no recollection of him other than as a good man. He taught all of us what courage looks like in the face of insurmountable odds. Memories of him will always be recalled with love and thankfulness.

Dwight is preceded in death by his parents JT Powell and Edna Sumerall Powell, and sisters Minnie Fay McMorris, Ethel Mae Cutter, and Joyce Pearson.

He will be missed by his wife of fourteen years Wynona Powell; children Mary Antionette Powell, and Raymond Powell; grandchildren Savanna Lee Johnson, Madison Renee Powell, Jimmy Clestine West, Mya Nishi Powell, Garrett Woolsoncroft, Lauren Woolsoncroft, and Emma Barnhart; and siblings Kathy Hilbun, Bob Powell, and Linda Simmons.

In Lieu of flowers please donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the Hospice Home Care of Central Arkansas. 

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.  501-982-3400

 

12 Comments

  • Douglas Scott Posted February 7, 2021 9:12 AM

    I worked with Dwight for 15 years at Georg Fischer in Little Rock. That time was a rewarding experience which I shall recall often. May your family be blessed and consoled during this time of loss.

  • Jimmy Crawford Posted February 8, 2021 6:55 PM

    I met Dwight while working at Georg Fischer and became best friends with his family. We made alot of great memories. He will truly be miss .He was truly a very great friend that would do anything for his friends.

  • Linda Crawford Posted February 8, 2021 6:55 PM

    My husband an I became good friends with Dewight an Wynona an consider them as our family. He will definitely be missed.,but we allmade lots of great memories with them both.

  • Cheryl Gates Posted February 9, 2021 11:36 AM

    I met Dwight when he married Wynona . I’d never seen her so happy as when he became a part of her life. He had a quick wit and a ready smile. He truly enjoyed life. I will miss him.

  • Desiree Graves Posted February 9, 2021 11:42 AM

    Easily one of the most patient, giving, & honorable men I’ve ever met. We’ve had the pleasure of being their neighbor for 5 years. He was a true gem. He will be missed!!

  • Joannie Tindall Posted February 9, 2021 3:14 PM

    It’s been an honor knowing Dwight & Wynona. Our family loves them both. I loved his personality! He was funny& dry witted. He didn’t mind helping me with my phone lol. Dwight was a special person. I really loved being with Dwight & Wynona on cruises. So much life! Dwight I was taken care of my an Angel – his devoted wife. We WILL miss him. I praise GOD he’s gone on to a beautiful home.
    Love Joannie ♥️

  • Kathy Hilnun Posted February 9, 2021 5:05 PM

    Dwight was one of a kind . Growing up as siblings was a trip, ups and downs like all family siblings have but he was always there for me. I have loved him all these years but had grown closer in the last few years. Wynonna has made him smile more in the time that I have know her, she is a gem. He will be sorely missed, but he is at peace in his new home in heaven. I loved him dearly.

  • Charles Ray Blount Posted February 10, 2021 7:11 AM

    Growing up as kids and teenagers he truly was my best friend. If you saw him, you saw me. We attended the same wonderful church and school, even rode the same bus. There was a path through the woods about 1/2 mile long to and from our parent’s homes. Chuck, as everyone called him, always like to be around family and friends having a good time. He truly loved his family and his God. Our families were close and he was just like my own brother being 9 days older than me. We will miss that big huge smile he always had. He is at rest and home with his precious mom and dad. He was a good man, son, brother, daddy and husband. I will truly miss him.

  • Sharon Wilson Posted February 10, 2021 8:26 AM

    I didn’t know Dwight we’ll but he certainly made Wynona happy. They shared a wonderful marriage and made many memories. Wynona was completely devoted to him.

  • Mary Lee Allen Posted February 10, 2021 4:56 PM

    Dwight (Chuck) Powell enjoyed his grand babies, Savanna, Madison, Jimmy and Mya. We all lived in the Same neighborhood when the grandchildren were growing up. He and the grandchildren enjoyed feeding and playing with his mini goats, chickens and turkeys. He hung up a tree swing and also a tire swing so the grandchildren could experience some old fashion childhood fun.

  • Mike & Beth Taylor Posted February 13, 2021 1:12 PM

    We met Dwight & Wynona when we first moved into the neighbourhood and have always felt blessed to have them as our neighbours. In our short time knowing them we found friendship and have made so many good memories!!
    Wynona was always a very loving wife and took great care of Dwight! He is now with our Saviour and is in perfection. Dwight taught us what courage meant, how much our faith is important, and what a truly good person looks like.
    We will always remember his smile and great attitude.
    We both will miss him very much!’

  • Mike & Beth Taylor Posted February 13, 2021 1:14 PM

    We met Dwight & Wynona when we first moved into the neighbourhood and have always felt blessed to have them as our neighbours. In our short time knowing them we found friendship and have made so many good memories!!
    Wynona was always a very loving wife and took great care of Dwight! He is now with our Saviour and is in perfection. Dwight taught us what courage meant, how much our faith is important, and what a truly good person looks like.
    We will always remember his smile and great attitude.
    We both will miss him very much!!

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