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MISSION - Norman E. Powell Jr., 91, died March 24, 2012.
He came to the Rio Grande Valley with his family in 1922 and graduated from Sharyland High School. He served in the Army Air Corp, where he worked with radios and in the control tower. After the service, he worked as mail carrier in McAllen until his retirement.
He is survived by his daughters, Jana Powell Schermerhorn of San Antonio and Lisa Powell of Mission, and two granddaughters.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Merle Powell, and brother, Harry Powell.
A graveside funeral service was held March 27 at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
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