Bob Powell, 1940-2019
February 12, 2019
Bob Powell was born July 30, 1940, to Joseph and Alma Powell in Colorado Springs. He went to be with His Savior on Feb. 9, 2019.
Bob graduated from Azusa Pacific College in Azusa, California, and then served as a Salvation Army officer. Later he was pastor of the Little Log Church in Monument. He received his masters in communications and was a professor at Greenville University in Greenville, Illinois, and MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois. Eventually, he moved to public education and worked as a counselor at Ashland High School in Ashland, Illinois, Bennett High School in Bennett, and retired from Middle Park High School in Granby.
Bob married Paula Baird on July 5, 1962, in Colorado Springs.
Bob married Janice Mallicoat on May 26, 1973, in Litchfield, Illinois. They celebrated 45 years of marriage this past year. Bob was a devoted husband who enjoyed working together with Jan at Middle Park High School, in serving at their local church, and in caring for family.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Drew Thomas. He is survived by his wife Jan, his son Robert Allan II (Rose), his son Gary Duane (Kris), his son Joseph (Polly), his brothers Gordon Bishop and Bill (Kathie) Powell, and his grandchildren Jeremy, Sarah, Courtney, Kathleen, Natalie, Olivia, Noel, Laurel, and Anna.
Bob loved fishing and hunting and was especially patient teaching his wife, sons, and grandchildren to fish. He loved his family and not only helped care for his widowed mother but supported his wife as she cared for his father- and mother-in-law. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and known for his sense of humor and banter. He showed his love for God as a member of Granby Baptist Church and serving on mission trips to Romania and Moldova.
Services will be held at Granby Baptist Church on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
Memorials can be made to Zbinden Ministries, International.
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