Gerald Lee “Gerry” Powell died in his home in Northlake, Texas, on October 7, 2022. He was born on February 25, 1944, in Garden City, Kansas. He was the oldest of five children born to Gerald Lewis Powell and Mickie Cook Powell. Gerald was reared on a farm southeast of Sublette, Kansas, and was a graduate of Sublette High School. After graduation, Gerald studied at Bethany Nazarene College (now Southern Nazarene University). He entered the nursing program at St. Anthony’s Hospital where he received his diploma as a registered nurse. Gerald served two years as an officer in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Gerald was employed as a registered nurse for almost 50 years, mostly in ICU and cardiac ICU. \nGerry was a skilled woodworker. This was a hobby he thoroughly enjoyed, and he loved sharing the fruits of his labor with friends and family. Gerry donated countless hours of service using his woodworking skills, such as building and assembling dormitory bunk beds for The Cactus Nazarene Ministry Center. Gerry was known in his church and community as a generous giver of time and resources to those in need. His charitable dedication was acknowledged with a Distinguished Service Award from the Lantana Community Church. One of his greatest joys was to make homemade wooden gifts for his grandchildren, family, and friends. He loved playing games and spending time with family and friends. \nGerald is preceded in death by his late wife, Paula Bruce Powell; parents, Gerald and Mickie Powell; brother, Irvin Ellis Powell; and his special uncle and aunt, Irvin and Lydia Cook; and stepson Paul Christopher Long. \nGerald is survived by his wife of 21 years, Gayle Long Powell; his sons, David Powell of Denver, Colorado, and Mark Powell (Rashae) of Minneola, Kansas, and their mother Nancy Willingham Smith; his stepson C.W. Bruce (Jodie) of Arlington, Texas; stepdaughters Julie Hester (Travis) of Forney, Texas; and Jennifer Bedell (Casey) of Seattle, Washington. He is survived by 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Judy Powell of Chickasha, Oklahoma; sisters Vera Asplund (Mark) of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Beth Stafford (Stan) of Argyle, Texas; and Angela Tanner (Rowdy) of Alexandria, Kentucky; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. \nA memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at Lantana Community Church, 2200 E. Jeter Rd., Bartonville, Texas. A graveside service will be on Monday, October 24, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Banner Cemetery, Seward County, Kansas. \nMemorial contributions can be made in memory of Gerald L. Powell to Lantana Community Church for the Nazarene World Missions or the Teen Nazarene Youth Conference at 2200 E. Jeter Rd. Bartonville, TX 76226.