Norman A. Powell

October 27, 1921January 26, 2013

Norman Augustus Powell, Norm to his friends, went to meet the Lord on January 26th after an extended treatment at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK. He was 91 years old and a resident of Edmond, OK. He was preceded in death by his mother Lillian Clarridge Hutt, father Roscoe L. Powell, and brother Paul E. Powell. He was a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) where he was a battalion commander in the Corp of Cadets. He was a World War II veteran having been a Captain in the HQ of the 71st Division (with General Patton). He lived most of his adult life in Nashville, TN until his move to the Oklahoma City area in 2004. His career was in the retail petroleum business where he was successful in the corporate world until opening his own retail chain. Mr. Powell was a member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks and received in 2010 his certificate for 40 continuous years as a member of the American Legion. On August 28, 1946 he wed Bernice Elder. Mr. Powell is survived by wife, Bernice E (Elder) Powell, Edmond, OK; son, William Gregory Powell, San Marcos, TX; grandson William Gabe Powell, Fort Huachuca, AZ; daughter by marriage, Stephanie Bouchallion Powell; great grandson, William Grayson Powell; granddaughter, Martha Powell Hite; son by marriage, Josh A. Hite; great grandsons, Andrew Gabriel Hite and Jude Waters Hite; daughter, Denise Powell Rachal and husband James L. Rachal; granddaughter, Laura Rachal Shelton and husband Scott Shelton; great grandsons, Timothy Herrerra, and Colby Herrera, Dillon Shelton; great granddaughter, Brookelyn Shelton; grandson, Trey Rachal and wife Jenn Rachal; great granddaughter Grace Rachal. Visitation and funeral services will be held at St. Monica’s Catholic Church, 2001 Western Ave, Edmond, OK with interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. The 10:30 service will be preceded by visitation at 9:30, also at the church.


  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Norman A. Powell

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Renee Clifton

January 29, 2013

We miss you !!! Miss your funny jokes your laugh and u being the top boss here with us at touchmark@coffee creek retirement home I remember all the stories you told us about your life and how now is the time to get long term insurance while your still young so we can live like you did ! From Renee touchmark nursing staff

Connie R Wapp

January 29, 2013

To All of Normans Family, I knew Norman by working at Touchmark and will miss him dearly. We teased and talked every morning. Our conversations went from cars to newspapers. He was a wonderful person and will always be a memory I will never forget. Gods Peace and Love Be With You All