He served in the United States Army as a Paratrooper during the Korean War. He made his career as an auto body repairman for Ford Motor Company for 34 years. Robert enjoyed his family, golfing and bowling.
He is survived by his sons, Jamie (Diane) Powell, George (LaJean) Powell, and Fred Powell; daughters, Obbie (Barry) Herter, and Betty (Sylvestre) Loera; grandchildren, Stephen Powell, Erica Rehak, Ethan Powell. Austin Powell, Rachel Barnett, Robert Wera, Celina Wera, Nathan Wera, Jason Herter, Justin Herter, Natalie Stiver, Hillary Richards, Amanda Greenhalgh, Eric Powell, Ricky Wera, and Tito Wera; numerous great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph Powell; many nieces and nephews.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Janet Powell; and his son, Robert O. Powell, Jr.
A memorial, in honor of Robert, will be held Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 3 P.M., at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Weslaco, Texas.