Sequoyah High School ~ Student 1980s
HOLDENVILLE, Ok -- Longtime Holdenvillle resident, Barney Powell , (Seq. Class of 1985), 46, passed away peacefully at his home on February 7th, 2011. Barney was born on January 3, 1965 to David and Mary (Johnson) Powell in Holdenville. Barney attended elementary school at Holdenville and later attended Boarding School in Eufaula and Sequoyah High School, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
Barney was baptized at Little Coweda Church in Stidam, Oklahoma. He worked at A1 Feed Store in Holdenville for several years, and also worked in construction. Barney enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. He also loved spending time with his family and especially loved spoiling his nieces. Barney is preceded in death by his parents, David Powell in 1975 and Mary Powell in December 2010and one sister Geneva Harjo in 2009.
Barney is survived by his four brothers, Davy Powell of Holdenville, Bunny Powell and wife Janice of Holdenville, Roy Powell of Cushing, and Danny Powell (Seq. Cls '85) of Holdenville; one sister, Dyreen Powell of Oklahoma City; nieces and nephews, Miranda, Andrea, Hiram, and Falisha, Benjamin, William, Dana, and Seth; great nieces and nephews, Lakaya, Genelle, Jaelee, Alexis, and Josiah; companion Pam Newton and his close friend Aaron Newton.
Wake services will be Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 6:00 PM at Hudson-Phillips Chapel. Barney will be taken to Middle Creek #1 Baptist Church in Lamar, Okla. on Wednesday for a wake service to be held at 6:00 PM.
Funeral services will be 1:00PM Thursday, February 10, 2011 at Middle Creek #1 Baptist Church in Lamar.
Serving as pallbearers will be Hiram Harjo, Keith Larney, Brian Larney, Benjamin Powell, Damien Larney and Russell Lowe. Honorary bearers will be Sherman West, Russell Larney, Randall Billie, David Capps, Tim Postoak and Aaron Newton. Nieces and great nieces will be the flower girls. Interment will follow at the Powell Family Cemetery.