Walter (Bud) Raymond Powell Jr., 75 year of age, went “On the road again” May 21, 2018.
Bud was born April 18, 1943 in Osage, Oklahoma. He was the son of Walter and Luetta Elizabeth (Estes) Powell. Bud grew up in Osage in the Wildhorse area. He received his education from Osage school and he was part of the last class to graduate from Osage. Bud served in U.S. Army in Vietnam and after his service he returned to Oklahoma. Bud was an Industrial Radiographer Inspector with IUOE. His job took him to many places around the world. He was well respected in his filed of work. After many years of being an Inspector Walter retired to his property in Osage, Oklahoma.
Bud enjoyed sports cars, motorcycles, professional auto racing, bee keeping, carpentry, arrowhead hunting, which he had an extensive collection of. He enjoyed crappie fishing and his boats. Bud loved refurbishing and building model A’s and won many trophies with his cars. As a young boy he loved following his Dad to Wildhorse and oiling the pipe, he would use a lot of oil in doing it. Bud was also a chicken handler with many trophies. Bud had a unique personal history.
Bud is survived by Signe of the home, brother Leon and Carol Powell, brother in-law Coyote Johnson, and many nieces, nephews and friends who loved him very much. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sister Georgia Gordan, Ramona (Mona) Johnson, Inez Powell, Bobbie Hulet and many nieces and nephews.
“I alone can’t change the world but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” (Mother Teresa)
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