Thomas Steve Powell died Sunday, March 31, 2019 in Okemah, Oklahoma at the age of 72.
Thomas was born the son of John J. and Lynn (Black) Powell on Sunday, February 23, 1947 in Salina, Kansas.
Thomas served his country in the United States Army and later joined the United States Air Force Reserves. He retired from the Reserves as a Staff Sergeant in 1994. Thomas was employed as a Trackman with BNSF Railroad and retired in 2008 following a 30 year career. He enjoyed living in Oklahoma where he would fish and hunt with family and friends. Thomas enjoyed working on old vehicles and going to swap meets with his brother and kept his mind sharp studying history.
Survivors include his son, Scott Dailey and his wife Pamela of Okemah, Oklahoma; daughter, Tiffany Walsh and her husband David of Tulsa, Oklahoma, grandchildren: John Perez of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tabitha Urrab of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Jack Jude of Braman, Oklahoma, Christian Walsh of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, great-grandchildren: Kristen Brown, Adam Akins, Eden Akins and Aidrian Walsh; great-great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Akins; former wife, Kathy Avery; nephew, John J. Powell and nieces: Angela Powell, Dana Scannapieco and Crystal Powell along with many friends and co-workers made over the years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, John J. Powell and brothers: Jack and Joe Powell.
Graveside services for Thomas will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2019 in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington, Kansas.
A memorial fund has been established in his loving memory with Pets for Vets. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.
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Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington, Kansas.