Warren graduated from Elyria High School, Class of 1955. He retired from the City of Elyria as superintendent of the communications department, after working 43 years. He was an active member of the Elyria Community Church of the Nazarene, as a member of the church board, treasurer of Senior Adult ministries, superintendent of Sunday School teachers, driver of Heaven Train bus, and worked in the church maintenance department. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and watching sports.
Mr. Powelson is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Ellen (nee Hollingsworth); daughters, Lynn Hayes (Aaron) of Wooster, Jill Powelson of Elyria, Beth Cramer (Todd) of Bowling Green; granddaughters, Alison and Riley Cramer; siblings, Willard (Lena) Powelson of Elyria, Sharen (the late Richard) Cheesman of Norwalk, Karen (Kenneth) Wahl of Elyria, and David (Linda) Powelson of Elyria.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren E. and Margaret A. (nee Williamson) Powelson.
Friends may call 4 until 8 P.M., Monday, April 21, 2014, and 10 until 11 A.M., Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Elyria Community Church of the Nazarene, 1107 Clemens Avenue, Elyria, OH 44035. Funeral service will be 11 A.M., Tuesday, at the church. Pastor George Gribben will officiate. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Vermilion.
Memorial contributions can be forwarded to Elyria Community Church of the Nazarene (see address above).