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Lee Clark “Plush” PowellPassing: July 15, 2020


Liberty Baptist Church

Funeral Service

Private Sunday, July 19th


Liberty Baptist Church

Private Sunday, July 19th


Liberty Baptist Cemetery

Sunday, July 19th

MITCHELL – Lee Clark “Plush” Powell, 92, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born April 18, 1928, in Orange County, he was the son of Walter Clarence and Sarah Lois (Pruett) Powell.  He married Mary Florence Stroud July 10, 1948, and she preceded him in death April 14, 2018.

Lee retired as vice president of Rogers Group, Inc. with 42 years of service.  He was a Hall of Fame member of Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association and a member of National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association.  Lee was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon.  He was Past Master of Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M., and a member of Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis.   He had served as president of the Mitchell Economic Corporation.  Lee was heavily involved with kids in sports, and he built most of the sports fields in Mitchell.

Philip Lynn (Nancy Jo) Powell of Greenwood
Teddy Lee (Jo-Ellen) Powell of Bloomington
Bradley Devin (Malinda) Powell of Mitchell
Danny Kyle (Kimberly Sue) Powell of Mitchell
Ryan Nicholas (Amy) Powell, Kyle Christopher Powell, Natalie Jo (John) Tritle, Nicole Lee (Aaron) White, Laura Elizabeth (Jared) Rains, Dason Reed Powell, Tanner Lee (Brogan) Powell, and Aaron (Brittany) Powell
great grandchildren,
Ava White, Cooper White, Cadence Powell, Daxton Powell, Abigail Powell, Emerson Powell, Tinsley Powell, Teigan Powell, Carson Powell, Brantley Powell, and Tucker Tritle
Billy Dean Powell of Mitchell
Dolores Martha Beasley of Mitchell
Bernard Earl Powell of Bedford

His parents; wife; and brothers, George Robert Powell and Lyle Scott “Bud” Powell, preceded him in death.

Visitation and funeral for church members and family will be private on Sunday, July 12, 2020.  Pastor Bryce Menaugh will officiate and burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery. The family requests that masks be worn.  A memorial service will be conducted by Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M.

Memorial Gifts: Liberty Baptist Church, Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M., or StoneBridge Health Campus

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39 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: David Lane | Gallatin, TN
    Date: July 25, 2020
    Phil, so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I enjoyed talking with him when we would meet in town. May God be with you all. Thoughts & prayers. David
  2. Guest: Frische Family | Trafalgar, IN
    Date: July 24, 2020
    We are family and church friends with Phil and Nancy. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Phil’s Dad. We are thinking of all of you in this difficult time. Parents are very special people. Love, Dorcas, David, Emily, Cindy, Mark, Christina, John, Daniel, Molly and kids
  3. Guest: Dr. Robert Tirey Burton | Fishers
    Date: July 23, 2020
    Everyone has lost a hero with the passing of Lee Clark Powell. Liberty Church has lost a leader and I have lost a dear friend. May God bless and comfort everyone. Dr. Robert Tirey Burton
  4. Guest: Vance Kerns | Bedford
    Date: July 20, 2020
    Your Dad was as well respected as any man I can think of from our community. I'm sure it would be hard to imagine all the people he had influence upon in his lifetime. Wish I was able to pay my respects in person. You were blessed with very awesome parents.
  5. Guest: Mary Brewer | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: July 20, 2020
    We were so sad to hear of Plush’s passing. Please share our condolences with the family. Sincerely, Mary Brewer and family
  6. Guest: J. D. Woods | Warsaw, IN 46580
    Date: July 19, 2020
    To: Phil, Teddy, Bradley and Danny and families I met your dad only once a long time ago. But every time his name came up in a conversation around Mitchell, it was always with much appreciation and respect. I can only conclude that he was a great man. We're so sorry for your loss. Lord bless all you guys and your families. J. D. & Jeanie Woods Warsaw, IN
  7. Guest: Treva Olson | Bedford IN
    Date: July 19, 2020
    So sorry to read of Mr. Powell's passing. It has been a difficult time for our elderly. He was such a gentleman and I always enjoyed sharing a few words with him when I was at Stonebrisge. May God hold you close during this sad time. Blessings Treva and Ric Olson
  8. Guest: Steve and Anita Thomas | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 19, 2020
    Always kind to everyone and a smile that made you feel like an old friend. Sympathies and Prayers go out to all the Powell Families
  9. Guest: Jamie L Philpott | MITCHELL
    Date: July 19, 2020
    Phil, Teddy, Brad & Danny: I was saddened to see this, but know he is now with Mary. He was a Great friend of my parents and so happy he was able to come visit with dad back in the fall. Plush will be missed by so many.
  10. Guest: Glen and Patty Stroud | Athens, Ga.
    Date: July 18, 2020
    Have a lot of memories of Plush and Mary Florence. God bless you all.
  11. Guest: Paul Stroud | Mitchell
    Date: July 18, 2020
    Kathy and I were sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Plush. I always enjoyed visiting with him and discussing many things from sports to politics. He was a good and decent man who did many things for the community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family during this difficult time. Paul and Kathy Stroud
  12. Guest: Eddie Hatfield | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: July 18, 2020
    Brad, Danny, Mrs. Beasley, Bernard, so sad to see this. I prayed @ every meal and at bed time for Plush to be with Mary as soon as possible. Life is bad enough anymore and without a part of his life missing . He 1st got my respect when i worked at the Crawford Morris Labor company. He Always sent a employee to help me unload my truck. NO one ever helped. That was okay, i was a poor dirty young punk and it was my job. Rex always told me to have Plush sign my delivery ticket. On one delivery, Plush must have spent 20 mins. just talking to/with me. Other workers just stared at us. After that day, everyone wanted to help me unload that truck! I will ALWAYS remember him as a Super nice and very very SMART man . Enjoyed listening to him speak on anything he said. I am so happy he is back with Mary, and the GREAT time they are having in Heaven! Prayes for all the family. GOD Bless you!
  13. Guest: scott fields | mitchell, indiana
    Date: July 18, 2020
    To all the Powell family; I was saddened to he if your dads passing. But have such fond memories of all the ball games and practices that occurred under Plush’s watchful eye. He and your mother were great supporters of you four bros and of everyone that played with you. They left quite a legacy and I hope the memories of them lift you up in this time of sorrow. Peace, ~pete
  14. Guest: Paula, RN IU Health Bedford | Mitchell, IN 47446
    Date: July 18, 2020
    Expressing my sympathy to all of the family during this time of great loss. Your father has left a great legacy!
  15. Guest: Keely Thomas | Grove City, OH
    Date: July 17, 2020
    I am so sorry to hear about Plush! My heart goes out to all the Powell family! He’s happy to rejoin your Mother and see his Lord and Savior! May the Lord’s loving arms be wrapped around you!
  16. Guest: Michael L Kern | Ellettsville
    Date: July 17, 2020
    Sorry to hear that your Dad passed. I can just hear him and my Dad telling each other stories. Plush was a wonderful man. God Bless
  17. Guest: Mike and Rita Ramey | Bedford, IN
    Date: July 17, 2020
    Phil, Teddy and families, so sorry for your loss, those memories get better and more important each day. Prayers for all of you. Mike and Rita
  18. Guest: Lee Jones | Indianapolis, IN 46218
    Date: July 17, 2020
    Phil, I wanted to pass on my condolences in the loss of your father. Know that you and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time. Take care.
  19. Guest: Monte Rager / Pat Atkinson | orleans, in
    Date: July 17, 2020
    We were very sorry to hear of Plush's passing. A proud dad to a great group of sons. Thoughts and sympathies as you celebrate a life well lived.
  20. Guest: Kevin Hack | Orleans in.
    Date: July 17, 2020
    My deepest sympathy to all the Powell boys and Plush’s entire family. Have many fond memories of Plush from the time spent around Half Moon and the quarries with my dad and uncle Frank. He has always been a good friend of the family. A wonderful man and obviously a wonderful father. Prayers for all of you.
    Date: July 17, 2020
    Phil, Teddy, Brad and Danny. So sorry about the passing of your Dad. He truly was a great man and raised 4 great sons. He is back with your Mom again. God Bless.
  22. Guest: Jerry W. Allen | Mitchell
    Date: July 17, 2020
    Family, so sorry for your loss. Good man, sat in at a lot of ballgames with him. Always conducted himself admirably. God Bless RIP Plush.
  23. Guest: Cathy (Johnson) WILCOXEN | SPRINGFIELD, MO
    Date: July 17, 2020
    sorry to hear of Mr. Powells' passing. I didn't know the gentleman, but my Grandfather, John Russell, spoke highly of him. May he RIP.
  24. Guest: Angel Eisele | Bedford Indiana
    Date: July 17, 2020
    I pray for all of you boys and wives. He was a big part in my life. I hope that I will see you again. Fly high and enjoy being home. Take care of yourself and if needed anything please let me know. Always love you guys Angel
  25. Guest: Mark S Johnson | Columbia, MO
    Date: July 17, 2020
    Lots of great memories of Plush and his family at Liberty, around the stone quarry, and the bulldozer.
  26. Guest: Kristy Brewer Evans | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 17, 2020
    Have lots of memories of Plush and Mary. Also lots of memories of the boys and grandkids. Prayers for all
  27. Guest: Norma Johnson Fielding | West Lafayette, Indiana
    Date: July 17, 2020
    So sorry to hear about your dad. I have great memories of him teaching Sunday school at Liberty. My parents always enjoyed activities with your parents. Know he will ne missed.
  28. Guest: Larry Leonard | Mitchell
    Date: July 16, 2020
    Many fond memories growing up the Powell boys and always knew their Dad would be there watching. Great man and Masonic brother.
  29. Guest: Barbara Wilson | Bedford Indiana
    Date: July 16, 2020
    I am so sad that Lee has left this world but I rejoice that he is now with his beloved wife. Lee made quite an impression on me from day one. He always had a smile and a sweet comment for me. I felt very loved when dealing with Plush and I hope he knows how much I loved him. Work will not be the same without him...I will miss him. A few weeks ago, he gave me a floral arrangement that was getting in his way in his room. I brought it home and put it in my dining room table so I think of him every time I look at it.. and I smile. I was so privileged to have cared for Lee, and having the opportunity to know his wonderful family. I was blessed to have known this wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ❤
  30. Guest: Charles & Nancy Watkins | Carthage, IN 46115
    Date: July 16, 2020
    So sorry to hear of the passing of our friend, Plush. Very fond memories of him as I grew up. Our prayers are with the family.
  31. Guest: Kevin & Jerri Burton | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: July 16, 2020
    Our thoughts and prayers to the whole family. I have very fond memories of Plush and all he did for us kids growing up. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed by all.
  32. Guest: Cynthia A MILLIGAN | Bedford
    Date: July 16, 2020
    To the family of Plush Powell, Please accept my sincere condolences. Plush was a great man. May God be with you all in your time of need. Many prayers are being sent.
  33. Guest: Ruthanne and Danny Blackwell | Bedford, IN
    Date: July 16, 2020
    We are so sorry for the family’s loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. May God Bless you. Plush was a good man.
  34. Guest: Doug and Mary Harvey | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: July 16, 2020
    Phil, so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I remember meeting your parents at their home on our way to Evansville. A wonderful couple and I now know where that Phil Powell smile comes from. We are thinking of you & Nancy and your entire family at this difficult time. Thoughts & prayers. Doug & Mary
  35. Guest: Jan Grissom | Lafayette Louisiana
    Date: July 16, 2020
    So sad to hear this. Prayers to all the family. Wonderful friend to my family. I told him I needed a Boulder not rock for a friend so birthday. He said just let me know it will be there.
  36. Guest: Janet Morris Cord | Tolono, Illinios
    Date: July 16, 2020
    Was so sorry to hear of Plush's passing. He and Mary was chuch family for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
  37. Guest: Nelsa,Gary King | Mitchell
    Date: July 16, 2020
    Brad,Teddy,And Danny,So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr.Powell,our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family
  38. Guest: Larry and Connie Smith | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 16, 2020
    Powell Family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Prayers are with you.
  39. Guest: Mat & Cheryl Hardman | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 16, 2020
    Danny and family, I am sorry to see that Plush has passed. I will always remember the jokes he told, the time he brought his bulldozer over to level out our building lot and rode Cole Hardman around when Cole was a baby. He was a great man that helped raise 4 great men!