Thomas Levin Powell, Jr., passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 in San Antonio.
He was born and raised in Houston where he was elected president of his senior class at Lamar High School. His family relocated to San Antonio before the end of Tom’s senior year where he graduated from Jefferson High School.
Tom received his bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the Debate Team and the Varsity Basketball Team.
He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II as a Radar Observer and Radar Observer Bombardier, and the United States Air Force Reserve, until his discharge as 1st Lieutenant in 1957.
He had a long career in the insurance business and was head of the San Antonio office of Marsh McLennan Companies.
He was a longtime member, Sunday school teacher and former Deacon of First Presbyterian Church.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Madelyn Plant Powell, his sister, Eleanor Powell of San Antonio, and his sister, Lillion Pace of San Antonio.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Jane Cheever Powell, his daughter, Elizabeth Powell Kuper and her husband, Charles A. Kuper, Jr. of Aransas Pass, his son, Thomas L. Powell III of Aransas Pass and his granddaughter, Madelyn Dae Bricken of Boerne, and his niece, Kathy Pace Totten of San Antonio.
A private service and burial is planned for the immediate family at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Tom’s memory may be made to SAMMinistries, 5254 Blanco Road, San Antonio, Texas 78216.
You are invited to sign the Guestbook at www.porterloring.com
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