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David Oliver Powell, 74, formerly of St. Louis, fortified with the Last Rites, died peacefully at Research Medical Hospital in Kansas City, MO, on Monday, June 8, 2020.
He is survived by his wife, Lynne Ferbet Powell, and stepsons Mark (Teresa) Ferbet, and Bradford (Katie) Ferbet of Kansas City, and grandchildren, Cheyli, Natalya, Marlee, Claire, and Jackson Ferbet. He is mourned by his siblings, Tricia Powell Reichardt (Robert) of St. Louis, Stephen Royston Powell (Mary Ann) of Fort Mill, SC, and Edith Powell Lucas of Ukiah, CA.
David was preceded in death by his parents Robert Michael and Jane Dorr Powell, and brothers Robert Michael Powell III, Peter Lorenz Powell, and George Francis Powell.
David attended St. Roch elementary school, St. Louis University High School, and graduated from St. Louis University in 1968. He served as a medic in the US Army Reserve from 1968-1974. His career included many years in the grocery business in St. Louis and in Boulder, CO.
Before retiring in 2014, David worked for 15 years at Healthlink, Inc. in St Louis. During this time, David also assisted his wife, Lynne, in her work at The Self-Help Center, a non-profit counseling center focused on helping adults dealing with depression and other forms of mental illness.
Due to Covid-19, funeral services will be private. Donations in honor of David’s memory can be sent to NAMI St. Louis, 1810 Craig Rd., #124, St.Louis, MO 63146.
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