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Obituary – L.D. Powell (1944-2022)

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Charles Powell, better known as L.D. of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Sunday, July 3, 2022, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. L.D. was born September 15, 1944, to Edith Powell and Mildred Fern (Walker) in Waldron, Arkansas. He was 77 years old. L.D. was a longtime member of Harmony Freewill Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas.  

L.D. married the love of his life, Virginia Ray on August 14, 1964. In his younger days, L.D. and Virginia made a great team working on the farm raising cattle and chickens. They enjoyed riding motorcycles, especially after Brad was riding them. They spent many weekends at Lake Ouachita, boating and camping with family and friends. It was always a great time when L.D. and Ginner were together.  L.D. worked at Waldron Furniture Factory and then worked maintenance at Tyson where he made many lifelong friends.

L.D. was fun-loving and adventurous. He always had a smile on his face and could talk to anyone. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, taking care of his cattle, and tinkering with his tractors. Recently, he and Cheryl would pack a lunch and go driving through the woods searching for wildlife, and animal tracks and just enjoying the outdoors. Together they spent many days finding “treasures” at estate sales and flea markets and took several trips to Branson. 

L.D. loved going to Turkey Track Bluegrass Festivals where he made many great friends and never missed sharing a bowl of homemade ice cream. He was President of the Scott County Coon Hunter’s Association, a member of the Scott County Antique Tractor Club, Scott County Cattleman’s Association, and also served as a member of the Gideon International.

L.D. leaves behind to cherish his memory, one son, Brad Powell of the home, two grandsons, Devin Powell and Dilan Powell both of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, two brothers-in-law, Rabbit Ray and wife Billie, and John Ray and wife Susan all of Waldron, Arkansas and his best friend Cheryl Hunt of Waldron, Arkansas, as well as three aunts, Estelle Ennis of Waldron Arkansas, Margie Lasiter of Olympia, Washington and Dorothy Lovett of Sanger, California. L.D. will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and a host of extended family and friends he dearly loved. 

L.D. was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, infant daughter Shelly Powell, parents, Edith and Fern Powell, one niece, Shannon Ray, and one nephew Russell Ray.

L.D.’s celebration of life will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2022, at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. David Williams, Rev. Pat Ray Biggs, and Rev. Donnie Wagner officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

L.D.’s pallbearers will be Bill Lovett, Dusty Lovett, Levi Cooper, Tim Coffey, Butch Sims, and Tink Nix. Honorary pallbearers will be Russell Mierding, A.G. Morrison, Eddie Swisher, and Muddy Creek Deer Camp.

L.D.’s visitation will be Thursday, July 7, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. 

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