Thomas Lynn Powell, of Grand Rapids, Michigan passed away peacefully on July 2, 2023, at 67 years old. Tom was the youngest of four children. The true baby of the family, Tom was the most loved and treasured child who could do no wrong, much to his siblings’ dismay. Tom leaves behind his loving wife, Karen; daughters, Danielle (Jeff) Mier, Victoria (Kevin) Siko; son, Christopher (Caitlin) Powell; stepsons, Russell Richter, Charlie Rogers; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his stepson, Evan Richter.
Tom was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family and loved to harness the power of being a father to get difficult chores around the house done by his unsuspecting sons and sons-in-law. Tom enjoyed going to movies and taking his family out on the boats, whether for a leisurely pontoon ride or a wild tubing ride. His zest for life meant he always had energy to rile up the grandkids and attend sporting events.
Tom was very competitive and loved playing games, entering contests and frequently came out winning. He always attributed his wins to his “Powell Luck”, which he promised would pass to his descendants.
Tom grew up in Chicago, Illinois as an avid Bears fan. In 1984, he moved to Grand Rapids and shortly thereafter began work at Attwood. He worked at Attwood for 35 years and retired as Vice President of Human Resources. Tom had a very strong work ethic and worked hard to make sure his company and employees were taken care of.
Tom loved classic cars. He enjoyed boating and loved being near and out on the water. Tom always had at least one saltwater fish tank in his home. His favorite pastime was traveling. He loved to go on excursions and explore new places. Tom’s favorite vacation spots included Hawaii and Key West.
Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Thursday, July 6, 2023, at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, Michigan 49331, with visitation one hour prior. Memorial contributions can be made in Tom’s honor to PKD Foundation, https://pkdcure.org/give/.