Robert “Bob” O. Powell, Jr., 54, of Amherst, passed away at his home Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from complications of diabetes. He was born March 17, 1960, in Lorain, to Robert and Janet (nee King) Powell and was a 1978 graduate of Brookside High School.
Bob was employed as a courier for Fed Ex for 22 years. He enjoyed bowling, golf, playing poker and fishing.
He is survived by his son, Stephen Powell, of Amherst; daughter, Erica (Matt) Rehak, of South Amherst; grandsons, Dylan Robert Rehak and Gavin Charles-Paul Rehak; his father, Robert O. Powell, Sr.; brothers, James (Diane) Powell, George (LaJean) Powell and Fred Powell; sisters, Obbie (Barry) Herter, Betty (Sylvestre) Loera; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and former wife, Susie Godfrey.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Janet Powell.
The Powell family will receive friends Saturday, April 19, 2014, from 1 until 4 P.M., in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 4 P.M., in the funeral center. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date.
Contributions may be made, in memory of Bob, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or firstname.lastname@example.org