West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Jerry Powell
Jerry Powell

Jerry Len Powell was born the son of Gilbert Powell and Shirley J. (Wright) Powell on March 30, 1967, in Salem, Arkansas, and departed this life on February10, 2017, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the age of 49 years.

He is survived by his mother, Shirley Powell Torrey and husband, Edward of Alton, Missouri; two children, Brandon “Bo” Powell and Stacia “Deah” Powell, both of Dadeville, Missouri; one brother, Robert Powell of Thayer, Missouri; one very special nephew, Len Powell of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; five aunts, Marlene Simer, Deana O’Mary, Grace Palmer, Viola Herndon and Goldie Davenport; two uncles, James Holesapple and Jesse Herndon; other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert Powell.

He was of the Protestant faith and was Godfather to Abrielle Manning.

Jerry was a graduate of Thayer High School, graduating with the class of 1985. He continued his education at Oklahoma State University in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

Jerry founded Paintless Dent Repair in 1988 at Springfield, Missouri. He perfected his technique, trained numerous individuals in this profession, and continued his business operation worldwide.

He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. One of his most memorable hunts was with Ted Nugent, hunting feral hogs. He also cherished his hunting trips out west with his Dad and Robert.

Jerry is known as a brother to many and was loved by everyone he met. His legacy will be a timeless memory of him. He loved his family and many friends beyond measure. He will truly be missed by all.

Funeral services for Jerry Len Powell, age 49, of Thayer, Missouri, will be held Sunday, February 19, 2017  at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until service time on Sunday.

Burial will be in Thayer Cemetery.



  1. Kathy Hutton
    February 15, 2017 @ 12:28 pm

    Jerry was/is a very special brother in law and friend. Shirley and Robert you are in my prayers.


    • Branden Powell
      February 17, 2017 @ 11:26 am

      I have a lot of regrets with my father. I said things I never should have said. I thought things I never should have though. Why when people are alive you mostly see the bad in them, but when the die you only see the good. I love my father very much.


      • Tasha
        February 20, 2017 @ 9:35 am

        Always know your dad loved you with all his heart. He will always be with you day and night. He was a great guy!


  2. Sheila Divine
    February 16, 2017 @ 7:55 am

    Shirley & Robert, so sorry for your loss. Jerry will be missed by many. Will be thinking of you in the following days & praying for you both!


  3. Sheila Divine
    February 17, 2017 @ 12:15 pm

    Shirley & Robert, so sorry for your loss. Jerry will be missed by many. Will be thinking of you in the following days and praying for both of you.


  4. Dean Williams
    February 18, 2017 @ 8:54 am

    Shirley and Robert, you have my very deepest sympathy. Words seem empty at a time like this but remember many friends grieve with you too.


  5. Lisa Schuster
    February 19, 2017 @ 10:27 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I hadn’t seen Jerry since the mid eighties. I remember his smile and he was a good friend when we were in school.


  6. Boyd and Phyllis Williams Conroe, TX
    February 20, 2017 @ 8:33 am

    So sorry for your loss. I was Jerry’s sixth grade teacher at Thayer Elementary School. I have many good memories of my students there.


  7. Aries
    February 20, 2017 @ 7:24 pm

    One day “the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” (1 Corinthians 15:26) No more will we shed tears over the loss of a loved one. Rather if any tears are shed, it will be over the resurrection of a loved one. This hope is based on the promise spoken by Jesus at John 5:28, 29. There he told of the time coming in which “all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” Your dear Jerry now rests with the grand prospect of being among those resurrected. May this wonderful promise bring you all comfort during this difficult time. I hope you all take care and please accept my sincerest condolences.


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