Calvin Joseph Powell, Jr.

Born: Tue., Nov. 28, 1939
Died: Thu., May 4, 2017


1:30 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., May 20, 2017
Location: Parkview United Methodist Church

Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sat., May 20, 2017
Location: Parkview United Methodist Church

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Powell, Calvin J. Jr. age 77 of Miamisburg passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Sycamore Life Care.  He was born November 28, 1939 in Hampton, VA to the late Calvin J, Sr. and Dorothy (Smith) Powell.  After serving his country in the US Army, Calvin went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree from Hampton University, a Masters degree in Physics from Penn State, and his MBA and Masters in special education from the University of Toledo.  He was a 33 year member of the Miamisburg Rotary Club and part of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.  He was always happiest coaching track for the Catholic Youth Organization and Miamisburg Track Team.  He also enjoyed his time coaching the USATF Track Club.  Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his twin sons Calvin J. Powell III and Bradley J. Powell, his sister Alva Newby and brother Harvey Powell.  He is survived by his wife of nearly 46 years, Jane (Matney) Powell, his daughters JoAnna Powell, Dorothy (Matthew) Stevens, sons Michael Powell, Kareem Powell, Walter Powell, and Stephen Powell, grandchildren Seth Stevens and Anariah Powell, his brothers James Powell, Sr., Clarence (Carol)  Powell, and Theodore Powell, and many more beloved extended family members and friends.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Parkview United Methodist Church, 3713 Benner Rd. Miamisburg, OH 45342 with Rosario Picardo officiating.  The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:30PM.

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Brian and Margie Homan
   Posted Sat May 06, 2017
Jane and sons:
I don't need to tell you how special Calvin was to us and Mom. He was an intelligent, honest, strong man with a gentle heart. He played a great part in Andrew's education. We will miss him, but I know he is safely in Heaven with his sons and Sister Mary. what a wonderful reunion. We love all of you and hope to keep in touch.

Kitola Pleasants Henderson
   Posted Mon May 15, 2017
Heard rumor of Calvin's passing this past weekend at Hampton University where I first met Calvin. Was hoping it was not true so I immediately got on Facebook on my return. My last contact with him was when I lived in Centerville, Ohio during the mid eighties. Such sad news; Calvin was a fun and smart guy; a friend. My sincere condolences to the family.

Thurman Davis
   Posted Wed May 17, 2017
I am deeply sadden to hear this news.

victor livisay
   Posted Sat May 20, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
You have my deepest sympathy,thinking of you at this time of sorrow.
Words fall short of expressing my sorrow. Our warmest condolences to
you and your family.

Peace, holy peace and god’s love.


Mark & Cindy Keilholz
   Posted Sat May 20, 2017
Please accept our deepest sympathies. He was a good man surrounded by a great family. We will always remember him and your family in our prayers. God bless.

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