He was born July 23, 1943, in Badford, Pa., son of Raymond Adalbert and Everlyn (Westlake) Powell. He served in the Army, and after being discharged, he worked as a security guard for the state of California. He was a member of the Rod and Gun Club of California.
He and his soul mate for 22 years, Diane, spent many hours hunting, fishing, camping, and taking care of their many animals, dogs, cats and geese.
Survivors include his mother, Evelyn Wright, of Gilroy, Calif.; sisters Terri (Allan) Burks of Gilroy, Claif., Debra (Randy) Riger of Cammron Park, Calif., and Carol Wilson of Oregon; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Adalbert Powell; and his step-father, Myron Wright.