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Milton Okey Powell
Milton Okey Powell
Born on Jun. 2, 1934
Departed on May 13, 2012 and resided in Chesapeake, VA.
Service: Thursday, May 17, 2012
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Milton Okey "Mike" Powell, 77, ended his earthly journey on Sunday, May 13 in Chesapeake. He put up a good fight along the way as he battled cancer. Born in Charlottesville, VA, June 2, 1934. He was the son of the late Godfrey O.Powell and Loula Carneal Powell. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Patricia A. Powell and daughter Dana Scott Powell.

Mike retired as Chief Electrician Mate from the United States Navy in 1975 after 22 years of service then he went on to serve another 22 years in Civil Service before fully retiring. Mike enjoyed hunting deer and small game, working on cars, tinkering around the house, walking with the Greenbrier Mall Walkers and he liked dancing. He volunteered at Brookwood Elementary School in Virginia Beach for many years. He was a lifetime member of the Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 40, where he served on committees in support of the organization. Even in death as well as during his whole life of service, Mike donated his body to science.
Mike is survived by his daughters, Margaret Dawn Thacker, Wanda M. Criner, Leslie J. Markum, Stacy D. Swartz and Kimberly C. Emig; his sisters Mildred Faix and Marsha Lamm; special friends Peggy and Bernie Knoke and special friend, Beverly Toole, as well as many beloved grandchildren, great grandchildren and close friends.

A Celebration of Mike's life will be held Thursday, May 17 at 11:00 am at the Hickory United Methodist Church in Chesapeake. The family will receive friends following the service at a reception in the Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brookwood Elementary School Education Fund, sponsored by the U.S.S. America Carrier Veterans Association Inc. PO Box 1239, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 or, to the American Cancer Society or to the Fleet Reserve.

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