Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Robert Van Powell, 63, of Richmond, a native of Suffolk, Va., died May 11, 2010.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Knolle Powell. Survivors include his children, Candice Ann Powell and Robert Van Powell Jr.; one sister, Carolyn Powell Ashley; one brother, Neal Powell; and other extended family members.
Mr. Powell was a graduate of Chuckatuck High School and Old Dominion University, where he earned his degree in mechanical engineering. For 26 years, he worked for Dominion Power, where he traveled and served the entire state. He enjoyed working on cars, drag racing and fishing. At the time of his passing, Mr. Powell was living in Osceola, Ark. His remains rest at the Huguenot Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday. Interment at Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences to woodyfuneralhomehuguenot.com.