Douglas W. Powell Jr., 51, of Palm Coast, Fla., passed away suddenly on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at his residence.
He was born on Nov. 4, 1968, at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., to Douglas and Rosemary Powell.
With his father being in the Navy, Doug grew up in many different states. In his early years, he enjoyed playing football and baseball. After settling in Florida, he graduated from Seabreeze High School where he was on the varsity soccer team. After a couple interim jobs, he became a firefighter/EMT. He worked at Holly Hill Fire, Daytona Beach Fire and then Volusia County Fire Rescue until his retirement in 2016. He dedicated 25 years to the fire department.
His memory will be
cherished by his mother, Rosemary Powell, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; two nephews, Eddie Sapp and wife, Becca, and Sean Sapp; a great-nephew, Brodie Sapp; and many aunts, uncles and cousins, all of whom he loved dearly. He also leaves behind his best buddy, a Great Dane named Ellwood.
He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Sr., and two sisters, Sonja and Roxanne.
Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Bauer-Bly Funeral Home, 125 E. Main St., Dayton.
Additional visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, with the Rev. Jason McQueen officiating.
Interment will be in
the Smicksburg Lutheran Cemetery, West Mahoning Township.
For those unable to attend services or anyone wishing to send an online condolence to Doug’s family, visit www.bauerfuneral.com.