Curtis Devon “Shorty” Powell, 87, of Elkhart, passed away Wednesday morning June 5, 2019 at Valley View Health Care Center. Curtis was born on July 21, 1931 in Tuckerman, Arkansas to the late Curtis and Jewel (Hunter) Powell. He married Eula M. Jarrett on April 15, 1950. She died September 30, 2012.
Surviving is a daughter, Connie (John) Richmond, son Gary (Mary Wilson) Powell; five grandchildren, Riley, Jessica, Ashley Powell, Jay Richmond, Jeff (Shelby) Richmond; 8 great grandchildren; and two brothers, Bill (Ingrid) Powell and Roy (Priscilla) Powell.
In addition to his parents and wife Eula, a sister Eva Burgess preceded Curtis in death.
Curtis or “Shorty” as he also known, was a union meat cutter for 55 years, working at Kroger’s, then managing the meat counter at Wilt’s at Easy Shopping Center, and then moved to Tennessee and worked for a time before he retired. Curtis was a minor league baseball player. His favorite team is the St. Louis Cardinals. He loved to garden, bowl and play cards, especially Euchre. In honoring his wishes, cremation was chosen under the care of Billings Funeral Home. Elkhart. He will be laid to rest next to his wife Eula at a later date in Prairie Street Cemetery. If so desired, memorials in Curtis’s name are requested to American Cancer Society or Heartland Hospice.
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