Powell, Richard Byrd


Richard Byrd Powell, 89, of Farmers Branch, Texas, passed away on April 6, 2020 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Richard was born in January of 1931 to Alma Mae (Dryden) and Cecil Cleveland Powell in Onancock, Virginia. Richard was a Merchant Marine and a veteran of the United States Air force.

After the air force Richard worked for many years as an aviation mechanic at Braniff Airlines, owned Powell’s Air Conditioning and Heating, became a Master Electrician and retired from UPS Air Operations.

On March 1, 1951 Richard met Dottie Dell Custis and they were wed on July 22, 1951. They were married for 68 years. They had three daughters, Linda Sue, Shirley Annette and Sandi Lynn Powell.

Richard was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Dottie; his children Susie (and Bill, deceased) Brooks, Shirley (and Randy) Seay and Sandi Powell; Grandchildren Amber Brooks, Richard (and Christine) Seay, Robert Seay, Haley Brooks and Skyler (and Samuel) Salinas; Great-grandchildren Colleen Seay, Drew DePriest and Oliver Seay.

Services will be on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.  (No more than 10 can attend)

Interment will be at Hilltop Cemetery following the service.

Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website.

2 replies on “Powell, Richard Byrd”

Amber says:

Thank you for being. And loving through all my ups and downs. Couldn’t ask for a better family to welcome me and love me like everyone did. I know I was your favorite when I was little. But you were my favorite for my whole life. Thank you for all your love support and even tough love. I can’t tell you how much you meant me too. Drew says he loves you so much. Until we meet again. You and my dad watch over my Drewfus. I love you and will miss every single day!!

Pyle says:

Richard ,we will miss you friend and good neighbor

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