Robert Dean Powell

Robert Dean Powell
Robert Dean Powell

Robert Dean Powell, 75, of Amarillo, TX passed away January 24, 2024.

Memorial service will be at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 26, 2024 at Comanche Trail Church of Christ, 2700 SE 34th. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Dean was born August 18, 1948 in Wellington, TX to Neil and Louise Powell. He graduated from Tulia High School and married July 18, 1972 in Childress, TX. Dean had worked for the Department of Public Safety from 1970-2011. He loved working in the shop, teaching his grandkids all the tricks of the trades. He also enjoyed woodworking, leather work, building and flying remote-controlled airplanes, fishing and camping. Dean was a longtime member of Comanche Trail Church of Christ.

Dean is survived by his wife, Norma Powell of Amarillo, TX; daughters, Shanda Metzinger and husband Steven of Golden, CO and Shara Fletcher and husband Beau of Amarillo, TX; son, Weston Powell of Dallas, TX; sisters, Carol McRoberts of Canyon, TX, and Debbie Ervin and husband Fred of Amarillo, TX; brothers, Randy Powell and wife Alana of Floydada, TX, and Gary Powell and wife Lorna of Vernon, TX; and 11 grandchildren, Kennedy, Isabella, Miah, Parker, Dane, Ian, Marty, Mason, Makenna, Morgan, and Gavin.

7 Replies to “Robert Dean Powell”

  1. Norma, kids, family and friends please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    I had met Dean during In-Service schools, but when I promoted to HQ Comm Austin, I had the honor and privilege to work with Dean for several years before we both transferred back out into the Field Operations. Dean was a remarkable person and I always admire his various talents. One thing I admired most about him was our friendship. Deano, you are going to be miss…
    Go rest high upon that mountain and Rest In Peace my friend.

  2. Truly saddened for your loss. Dean was a wonderful person and mentor to so many people he worked alongside.
    May God’s grace be with you all.

  3. You all are in our thoughts and prayers today as you celebrate the sweet memories of Dean. We were blessed to know Dean as a co-worker and a friend.

  4. Dean made a great contribution to the Texas DPS with the creation of the In-Car computer system used by troopers around the state. Dean and I promoted to Communcations Supervisors in 1980 which gave me the opportunity to interact with him. I learned that he was a great guy, smart, and personable. There is no doubt that Dean will be missed not only by his family but also his DPS family.
    Norma, we have never met, but I can tell you that Dean spoke of you often whenever we worked assignments together. My condolences to you and your family.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family in your time of loss. Dean was a good man and a good friend.

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