Jimmy Dale Powell, Sr., Colony, passed away at his residence on Saturday, May 26, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
Jim was born on March 28, 1937, in Alta Vista, to Harvey Edward Powell and Golda Anne Wooton Powell. Jim graduated from the Colony High School.
Jim spent most of life driving trucks. He drove a truck for San-Ore, where he often stopped at a diner in Mankato, Kansas, to see a young lady named Patricia Kay Murray. The two were married in Mankato, on Aug. 27, 1958. They were married for 52 years before Pat preceded him in death on May 9, 2010.
Jim worked on several farms and he did construction work before he became a professional truck driver. Jim drove a truck until his retirement in 2007, having driven over 7 million safe miles, for which he received special recognition by his employers. Jim drove in truckers rodeos, demonstrating his professional driving skills, and for which he won numerous awards. Jim and his son, Jimmy, team-drove trucks for a period of time. He drove a school bus for Crest schools after his retirement, a retirement job he thoroughly enjoyed. Jim enjoyed bowling, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family.
Jim is survived by one daughter, Debra Suchy and husband, Steven, Iola; one son, Jimmy Dale Powell, Jr. and companion, Sandy Hardy, Moran; one brother, Robert Powell and wife, Lorene, Lawrence; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Joan Hoel; and one infant brother, Buddy Powell.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the High Point Cowboy Church, Colony. Inurnment will follow in the Colony Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and left at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Iola.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com