OBITUARY

Powell Allen Scheumack

September 22, 1921March 20, 2013
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Powell “Pal” Allen Scheumack, 91, passed away on March 20, 2013. He was born in Victoria, Texas on September 22, 1921, to John T. and Josephine F. Scheumack. Powell is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Elizabeth Parker Scheumack; children, Susan Scheumack Roberds and husband Bill; Jeff Scheumack and wife Kathy; and Sarah Scheumack Giles; grandchildren, Kyle and Griffin Scheumack, and Courtney and Valerie Giles; along with numerous other loving family members and friends. Powell was a graduate of Victoria High School, 1939 and Texas A&M University, 1950, where he earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He was a member of both the Professional Engineers and the Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He retired from Dashiell Corporation at the age of 75, after 25 years of dedicated and loyal service. Powell proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force, during WWII, as a fighter pilot. He reached the rank of Major and had a very distinguished career and was decorated for his many accomplishments. He received the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Purple Heart, the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, EAME (European, African, Middle Eastern) theater ribbon with 3 bronze stars and the American Theater ribbon. He completed 113 combat missions, accumulating 256 combat hours. Pal flew various aircraft, the P-40, P-39, P-37, and P-51 and was a P-51 Squadron Commander. He served twice as group leader on vital missions and 44 times while a Squadron Commander. Having made 4 emergency parachute jumps during the war, Powell earned membership into the Caterpillar Club. Powell was a high school football referee for 43 years, retiring at the age of 70. He was a past president of the Houston Chapter of the Southwest Football Officials Association, 1974-1975; President of the State Southwest Football Officials Association, 1985-1986; received the Houston Chapter of the Southwest Football Officials Association Distinguished Service Award, 1991; Curly Hays Officials Award, 1992; Honorary Life membership to the Southwest Football Officials Association, 1992; Distinguished Service Award from the Greater Houston Football Coaches Association. Powell was an active member of the Sherwood Oaks neighborhood; an avid vegetable gardener, and an enthusiastic bridge player. Visitation will take place on Sunday, March 24, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77079. A Memorial Service will take place at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas, 66675.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 24, 2013
  • Memorial Service Monday, March 25, 2013
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Joanne Zwiers

March 27, 2013

My thoughts are with all of you.

Therese Fossati Bomersbach

March 27, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of Powell's death.
He was always such a kind and special cousin. I will always remember "Powell" as one of the most respectful men I have ever met. God bless you and all of your family.

Cheryl Foreman

March 26, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you, the Scheumack family, at this time. Powell was a wonderful and very special gentleman. He was a role model for all who knew him. How proud you must be of him. I consider myself so fortunate to have known him and had the opportunity to spend time visiting with him.

March 26, 2013

So sorry we lost touch over the years but Pal will always be remembered for his kindness and his gentle manner. The Lord be with the loved ones who will miss him dearly.
Gloria Fossati Borreca

Karen Rice

March 25, 2013

Powell was one of those special people I had the great pleasure of meeting while at Dashiell. What a wonderful picture tribute on Legacy for the family, friends and fellow Dashiell employees. He will be greatly missed.

Liz Rojano

March 25, 2013

I feel very fortunate to have known Powell, his visits at Dashiell were always very special to us, he is and always will be very respected and missed. Praying for his family, may God give you peace knowing he is with our Heavenly Father.

Peggy Dixon

March 24, 2013

My prayers are with the Scheumack family. I thank God for the opportunity to have been a friend of such a great man. I will never forget the many things he taught me and his unending kindness. He was a genuine man who loved his family and his country and all those who had the previlage of meeting him, loved and respected him. I will miss you Powell.

Peggy Dixon

March 24, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Scheumack family. Mr. Scheumack was a great person and a real American Hero. Steve and Joni Porter, The Woodlands, Texas

Fred Close

March 24, 2013

I was blessed to be a small part of this great man's life. I always looked up to him and that will continue.

Darrell Whitley

March 23, 2013

We've lost another member of the "greatest generation" Godspeed Powell,fair winds.