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Jonathan Lane Powell
Oct 15, 1992 - Sep 20, 2008
Posted by: Becky Rodgers

Jonathan “Jon Boy” Lane Powell, resident of Ponca City, passed away early Saturday morning on September 20, 2008. He was 15.

Jonathan whose name means “gift of God” was born the son of Elvin Lee Powell and Lysetta Earlene McGill Powell in Ponca City, Oklahoma on October 15, 1992. He attended Kildare Elementary School and was a sophomore at Newkirk High School. He was a member of Faith Tabernacle Church. Jonathan was a hard worker. He looked up to his dad and his dream was to be a welder and work with him. He was looking forward to going to Pioneer Vo-Tech next year to learn the welding trade.

Jonathan was a kindhearted soul who loved his family and friends, but he especially loved the Lord. He had a million dollar smile with a personality to match. He lived life to the fullest and there was never a dull moment when he was around. He enjoyed playing football, but basketball was his passion which is what he decided to devote his time to this year. He loved music and was a screamer in “Jon’s Band” and their first CD recorded was called “Forgiven”. He loved to fish with his dad and was fond of UFC Fighting. Jonathan was the main link in the chain amongst the brothers. He loved all of them, but he was especially proud of and looked up to his brother, Brandon who is currently serving in the United States Army. Jonathan was a good person whose life was brief, but shined very brightly. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

He is survived by his loving parents; brothers, Micah Powell, Brandon Weidner, Christian Powell, Jason Lawson, Matthew Lawson and Bub Lawson; maternal grandparents, Neva and Frank McGill; nephews, Jacob and Logan; nieces, Michayla, Natalie, Emma Jade and Isabella Rose; several aunts, uncles and cousins as well as many friends.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Russell and Phyllis Elaine Powell and one brother, Franky Joe.

Casket bearers for the service will be Micah Powell, Brandon Weidner, Christian Powell, Jason Lawson, Matthew Lawson, Bub Lawson, Caleb Landis, Kaegan Brown, Steffan Bliss,Ty Goodno and Max Goad.
Honorary casket bearers will be the Newkirk Boys and Girls Basketball Teams, Football Team as well as Track, Wrestling and Softball teams.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at Faith Tabernacle Church with Pastor Don Stanton officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Cemetery under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel. Memorial contributions can be made in Jonathan’s honor to Newkirk Boys Basketball Team, Newkirk High School, 221 South Main Street, Newkirk, Oklahoma 74647.

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