Parker Mortuary: Obituaries

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Weston L. Powell Weston L. Powell
(Died June 3, 2007)

Weston Powell, age 15, of Joplin, passed away from an apparent drowning accident on Sunday, June 3, 2007 near Riverton, KS.

Weston was born August 26, 1991, in Mesa, AZ, son of Glenn Powell and Michelle Michael Powell. The family moved to Joplin in 1995. Weston was a student at Joplin High School having just completed 9th grade. He was an avid skateboarder who strived for improvement of his skills over the past few years. He enjoyed skating at The Bridge, where he was a member of the “The Bridge Family,” and had won several competitions. He was loved by all the staff members at The Bridge, who described Weston “He always had a smile on his face, and was very helpful to others”. Weston was always willing to help other skaters learn the sport, and advance their skill level. He won first place at The Bridge Contest in 2005, first place at the Summer Contest Series of 2006, and most recently won first place at the JoMo Showdown in May of 2007 in the Advanced Division. Weston attended Carterville Christian Church.

Survivors include his parents, Glenn and Michelle Powell of Joplin; sister, Stephanie Powell of the home; grandparents, Sharon Sager of Kansas City, Kansas, Johnny and Lynnette Powell of Naco, AZ; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorial Services will be Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. at College Heights Christian Church with Jay St. Clair, Minister, officiating.

There will be a celebration of Weston’s life following the service at The Bridge beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to The Bridge.