Tommy W. Powell


Obit pictureTommy W. Powell, 68, of Edmond, OK., passed away Nov. 25, 2019 at home, unexpectedly. Service for him will be Monday, Dec 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home, 601 S Kelly, Edmond, OK with visitation on Sunday from 3-8 p.m.

He was born April 19, 1951, in Tulsa, OK., to the parents of Samuel and Louise Powell. He is survived by his wife Cindy, son, Tony and his wife Elizabeth, and daughter, Victoria, of Edmond OK., brother Ron Powell of Maryville, TN., and honorary brother, Matt Wilson of Edmond, OK. Following the service, there will be no graveside.


  1. Oh little brother! How broken I am to ponder your loss. I’ve always been closer than you know, wondering about how you are doing or what you are enduring. Because of who you were made, it has been your lot to be a giver, giving yourself selflessly for the benefit of others, using your time and hard earned resources to those in need of a helping hand. Your sacrifices and loving care for others has not gone unnoticed little brother, for I have seen (in part) these things from afar. I have always been proud to call you my brother, and tell others of your accomplishments of so many things, and your drive for perfection and unending energy to go until the body makes you lay down! So who is this Tom Powell that we should take notice? A follower of Christ, and one that has given so much, yet not for pay. Much has fallen upon your broad shoulders and strong frame in this life, but never has an ear heard a complaint about the load. A guide post and inspiration you have always been Tom, in strength and good character, fearless but kind; but never arrogant, haughty, or self serving. God chose you as my brother and I bless His name for it! Thank you Heavenly Father for giving me Tom to know and love, and see what a man can be.
    Only a few days ago, I heard a voice say “call Tom”… but I tarried for a moment… and you were gone! Called home out of this angry world, and perilous times. Tears are hard to see through, but i see clearly the blessing you were to many Tom! Thank you for making this aching world a better place…better than you found it! WELL DONE!
    Father in Heaven, I ask that you receive Tom with your loving arms, comfort those left in his wake, and ease the days of sorrow that comes, in Jesus name, AMEN.
    Love always Tom. and Thank you for being my brother. Ron and Luisa Powell

    • Ronnie, tears were flowing as I read your heartfelt love for your brother and my husband. Love you and Louisa!

    • Beautifully written, dad. This all seems like a bad dream, that I’ve not awaken from. Uncle Tom, you surely will be missed, but in our hearts you’ll always remain. Doesn’t seem real, but I’m sending love to you in Heaven. Till we see you again….

      Love always,
      Your oldest niece..Terry

    • Ron, that was the most beautiful and loving words I’ve ever read. I am so very sorry for this horrific, sudden loss. Our hearts are with you, and all your family. Our love, Jim an Anne Haworth

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