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Bernie Chester Powell, age 90

Bernie Chester Powell of Jacksonville, Arkansas, was called to his Lord and Savior on August 8, 2022. Bernie was born in Concho, Texas, on April 11, 1932, to the late Chet and Altha Powell.

Bernie is survived by his daughter, Berna Powell Love, of Conway, Arkansas; and son, Bryan Powell and his wife Ann, of Cedar Park, Texas; and granddaughter, Katherine Powell.

Bernie was a member of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, a loving Daddy, a caring Friend, and a devote Christian.  He was greatly loved and could go anywhere in Arkansas and find someone he knew.

Memorial service will be held on Monday, August 15, at 2 p.m. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main, Jacksonville, AR., (501) 982-3400.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service. 501-982-3400.


  • Loretta Pearl Posted August 12, 2022 1:41 PM

    Berna and Bryan, so very sorry to know that your dad has past to his Heaven home to be with Our Lord and his friends and family. Your dad was such a good friend to Bo they talked once or twice a day on the phone now they can talk again. Your dad was a great Christian man and I will miss talking with me he would call me checking on me after Bo past away. Prayers for y’all in the days ahead.

  • Tony Clarke Posted August 14, 2022 1:19 PM

    I first got to know Bernie while working at the Twin City Drive -in. He ran one of the cash registers in the concession stand. When I started at GTE in ‘71, he already send to be one of the old timers that knew everything. Later he ran our crew working on the air base, he was always a hoot to work with , telling stories of growing up in texas .we ran miles of 25 pr key cable there . He was one of the retirees I ran into the most .it was always good to see him & I alway left with a smile after talking to him

  • Thad and Ruth gray Posted August 15, 2022 1:50 AM

    Our sincere sympathy to Bernie’s family. He was a kind and wonderful man. He will be missed at First Baptist Church. He was definitely a soldier for Christ. We will truly miss him. Thad and Ruth Gray.

  • Jerri Roe/ -McCrary Posted November 26, 2022 8:40 PM

    My sincere condolences to Berna. And the family . I lost touch with Berna about a year ago. I am so sorry about the loss of your Dad. Much love and prayers to you all.

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