Thursday, August 4, 2022

Obituary - Thomas Edwin Powell

Thomas Edwin Powell, age 82, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Wednesday, August 03, 2022, at his home. He was born June 21, 1940, in Hiattville, KS, the son of Albert and Sara Hixon Powell. 

He married Beatrice June Combs on July 3, 1959, in Ft. Scott. She preceded him in death on November 22, 2020. Tom worked for the Ft. Scott Fire Department for 30 years.

He operated his own ranch for 50 years. Tom also owned and operated Fort Scott Motors on Wall Street. He was a hard working yet loving man. He loved spending time with his family on Sunday afternoons. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his children, Jerry Powell, Ft. Scott, Sherri Clark and husband Myron, Mt. Pleasant, NC, and Melany Felt, Ft. Scott; 2 sisters, Mary Estenson, Americus, KS, and Anna Smith, Ft. Scott; 9 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Powell, Jr., 2 grandsons, Scott Felt and Joe Johnson, and 4 brothers, George, Joe, Wayne, and Don Powell.

Rev. Ken Ansell will conduct funeral services at 1:00 PM Saturday, August 6th, at the First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Lath Branch Cemetery. 

Memorials are suggested to the Fireman’s Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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