Scanio-Harper Funeral Home

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Allen "Skeet" Powell

July 5, 1950September 15, 2020

Services for Allen “Skeet” Powell, 70, of Morgan’s Point Resort will be private. Skeet Powell quietly passed away Tuesday at his residence with his family by his side. Skeet was born in Superior, Nebraska July 5, 1950 to Lyle Dean Powell and Louise Collins Powell. He grew up in small town Kansas on a farm. After serving in the US Army, he married the love of his life Jan Drury June 16, 1973. Skeet was a man of many talents with a wide variety of careers throughout his lifetime. Some of his favorites include truck driving, working for an aerial sprayer, selling fertilizer and driving a Big A spray rig in the agricultural business. After relocating his family to Texas, he worked for the Temple Housing Authority and Temple College. Skeet enjoyed his retirement years spending time with his granddaughters. Survivors include his wife Jan Powell of Morgan’s Point Resort; two sons Brock Allen Powell, wife Christy and daughter Amelia Ann of Temple and Neil Turner Powell of Harker Heights and daughter Presli Taylor Vivaldi of Temple; two brothers Mahlon Powell of Kansas and Jim Powell of New Mexico; two sisters Pat Grout of Kansas and Kathy Tucker of Kansas. Everyone is invited to pay their respects to Skeet on Friday from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the charity of your choice.


  • Jan Drury Powell, Wife
  • Brock Allen Powell, Son
  • Christy Powell, Daughter-In-Law
  • Neil Turner Powell, Son
  • Amelia Ann Powell, Granddaughter
  • Presli Taylor Vivaldi, Granddaughter
  • Mahlon Powell, Brother
  • Jim Powell, Brother
  • Pat Grout, Sister
  • Kathy Tucker, Sister

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18 September

Body Will Be In State For Viewing

9:00 am - 9:00 pm



Allen "Skeet" Powell

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Tina Schlotterback

September 18, 2020

What I remember most about Skeet was when he worked for Don Malcom and I'd go out to the airport with Julie and Angie. Skeet made everything fun. My heart goes out to your family in his passing.

Carol Wakefield

September 17, 2020

He was a great classmate.

Vance Tyrell

September 17, 2020

It is with shock to read of your loving husband, father and grandfather’s passing. It has been a fairly long time since I talked with Skeeter face-to-face, but grew up with him in Mankato. Worked with him several summers relocating Interstate signage along I-70 & 35, and what fun times we had. Once tried to lift my end of a large sign I-beam because Skeet made it look so easy, and realized he possessed not more than about twice my strength. Skeeter always had a smile on his face and would step in to help even without asking. He was a classmate of my wife, Kathie graduating in 1968 from MHS. His sister, Pat was in my class and I played sports and worked for brother, Jim after returning from Vietnam during the summers and fall breaks from college. Jan , Skeet was a loving, caring person and to his sons, daughters and grandchildren I know you will miss this big wonderful guy. Believe me when I say I never knew anyone who ever uttered an unkind word about him. I know once the sadness and tears slowly begin to ease giving way to a smile here and there then followed by laughter will when you recall the hundreds of great memories you all shared with Skeet. I know that is what Husband, Dad and Grandpa Would want. Skeet or more formally, Skeeter thank you for being a part of The Tyrell’s life. We loved all of times we got to spend together.

Charlotte Bales

September 17, 2020

To Jan and the Powell Family,
The loss of someone dear to us is never easy. I hope all the cherished memories that you have of Skeet brings you some light during this dark time. My deepest condolences. God Bless you!

norma maedgen

September 17, 2020

So sorry to hear about Skeet; I have such fond memories of working with him for many years at Temple College. I could always ask him what I needed to - and we always laughed because he was honest, but did not always tell me what I wanted to hear.

However, I felt comfortable relying on him and trusting his judgement. When I saw him on campus we shared pleasant words and smiles. Skeet was a good man and I am sure he will be missed; good bye my friend.

Shari Sefcik

September 17, 2020

I never knew his name, but Mr. Powell bought propane from me, we would always have great conversations, mostly about his grandkids sporting events. He was a very kind man & always had a smile to share! My deepest condolences to his family. Rest in eternal peace my friend.


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