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John R. Powell

November 17, 1948 — September 5, 2018

John R. Powell, 69, of East Street North, Sherburne, NY passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.
He was born November 17, 1948 in New Berlin, NY, a son of Robert “Bob” Powell and Dorothy Borchardt Cunningham and was a graduate of Sherburne High School. John was a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971 serving as a military policeman during the Vietnam Conflict. On October 18, 2000, John married Baby Baylon in the Philippines. John was a Chenango County Deputy Sheriff for 27 years until retiring in 1999. He served as Chenango County Justice in Sherburne from 2010 to 2017. Currently, he was a bus driver for the Sherburne-Earlville School District for the past 16 years. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. John enjoyed playing golf, doing ceramics, Chevy trucks, and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He was a member of American Legion Post #876 in Sherburne.
Surviving are his wife, Baby; his mother, Dorothy Cunningham of Norwich; step-mother, Lenora Powell of Norwich; his children, Neil and Cui Powell of Springfield, NJ; Jill and Michael Krick of Volney; Brittanni Powell and significant other, Tyler Kinley of Jupiter, FL; Trisstann Powell and fiancé, Amos Parry of North Norwich; and Pamela Powell of Syracuse; grandchildren, Miyna Chen-Powell and Conlin Chen-Powell, both of Springfield, NJ; Gavynn Krick of Volney; and Blairre Parry of North Norwich; sisters, JoAnn Powell of Novi, MI; Sandra Hendricks of Norwich; Joan and Christopher Kerr of Solon, OH; brother-in-law, Bernard Cooper of Greene; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Robert Powell; a sister, Christine Cooper, and a brother, Robert Powell, Jr.
Funeral services and interment in the Sherburne Quarter Cemetery are private at the convenience of his family.
Friends are invited to call at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 12 Noon until 3PM.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Legion Post #876, Sherburne.
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Sunday, September 9, 2018

12:00 - 3:00pm

Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, Inc., Sherburne

10 South Main St., SHERBURNE, NY 13460

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