Dana “Bull” Powell

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Dana Dean Powell, age 60, of Robeline passed away on January 4, 2019. He was born to Bill and Betty Powell on January 1, 1959 in Jonesboro.

Dana, known to many as “Bull,” was a simple man with a great love for his family and his friends. He was generous and loyal to a fault. He was tough but had a huge heart, especially for children and animals. He worked alongside his family in the logging and timber business for many years as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator. He loved to tinker with engines and could fix things that seemed unfixable.

Dana had a passion for the outdoors. He enjoyed riding four wheelers, motorcycles and inherited his mother’s love for fishing. He loved to spend time with his family and friends. Later in life, he enjoyed raising cattle, a garden and tending his land. His genuine smile and ability make you laugh when no one else could, will be just a few of the special things those who love him will miss.

Left to honor his memory is his loving wife and constant companion for over 35 years, Patsy Powell, of Robeline; daughter, Marla and husband, Charles “Bubba” Doolittle, of Many; sons, Waylon Powell and spouse, Heather, of Robeline, and Duke Powell and wife, Gabby, of Robeline; grandchildren, Devin and Logan Doolittle of Many, Austin, Georgia and Bree Sims of Belmont, and William Powell, David Paul and Zoe Mitchell of Robeline; his precious mother, Betty Mae Powell of Marthaville; brothers, Marvin Powell and wife, Teresa, of Belmont, Alton Powell and wife, Susan of Marthaville, Garland Powell and wife, Anita, of Marthaville, and Stacy Powell and wife, Dana, of Marthaville; sisters, Loretta Greifzu of Robeline, Lawanna Singletary and husband, Jason, of Marthaville and Laura Strahan and husband, Steven, of Marthaville; sister-inlaw, Yvonne Powell of Zwolle; and host of nieces and nephews, family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, Bill Powell; brother Nolan Powell, Sr.; son, Jonathan Sims and his first wife, Pam Mitchell Powell.

Serving as pallbearers were friends Norman Mitchell, Jeff Rachal, Jeff Lee, Joe Harris, T-Ray Martin and Joey Allen.

A funeral service honoring his was held January 7 at Warren Meadows Chapel with Bro. Glynn Howard officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Robeline.

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