Geroge "Bud" Powell
Nov 14, 1951 - Oct 25, 2014
George "Bud" Powell, 62, of Riverton, WY. died on Saturday, October 25, 2014. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10:00am at the Davis Funeral Home in Riverton. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery with military honors. A post-funeral reception will be held at the Riverton Eagles Lodge immediately following the burial.
George Beacher Powell was born on November 14, 1951 in Odessa, TX. to George Jefferson Powell and Dellia Murrell (Miller) Powell. He was one of five children.
While in high school he worked as a jockey for race horses along with various other jobs. After high school, he served as a medic in the U.S. Army from November 07, 1973 through June 06, 1975 when he was honorably discharged.
After leaving the military, he worked as a cement finisher, iron worker and then found his way to the oil and gas fields of the western United States. He then worked as a land permit agent for many years. It was during his time as a land permit agent that he met co-worker, Ella French of Riverton, WY. The two married and moved to Arizona were George then worked at the Wilcox Livestock Auction and the King of Arizona Goldmine, it was at this time that he became a member of the Arizona Professional Bass Fisherman's Association. Of the marriage, he had one child, Jackie Powell. He then moved to Riverton, WY and found his way back to the oil and gas fields, working for L&L production, Tom Brown Inc. and finally as a Production Coordinator for EnCana.
George was a member of the N.R.A., Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Arizona Professional Bass Fisherman's Association.
His family said he enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and, going to the mountains. He had a love for classic cars as well as his job, and enjoyed visiting with family and friends as well as cooking and listening to his daughter play her violin.
His dogs, Minnie and Chica, along with his cat, Jake held a special place in his heart.
He is preceded in death by both parents, George and Dellia Powell.
He is survived by his daughter, Jackie Powell of Riverton, WY., his brother Hank Powell of TX., his sisters, Frances Emslie of TX., Diane Martin, and Sue Lasley, also by his friend, caregiver and mother of his child, Ella French of Riverton, WY.
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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home