Lemuel Brewton Powell
August 12, 1946 - February 16, 2014
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Lemuel “Lem” Brewton Powell, a longtime resident of Galveston County passed away suddenly this past Sunday at the age of 67. Lem was born in Huntsville, TX on August 12th of 1946 to Elbert and Virgie Powell. When Lem was 17 years old he joined the Navy and proudly served 2 tours in Naval Security…

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Martin Schaffranek left a message on November 30, -0001:
Lem you were a good friend to us all. May you rest in peace. God be with you. Martin
Matt Stanich left a message on November 30, -0001:
I was very saddened to learn of the passing of Lem. I worked with him a number of years at GPD before his retirement. Some of my fondest memories of Lem were during my first tour in Vice & Narcotics working the Narcotics beach detail on weekends from Spring throughout the summer. We worked in 4 officer teams riding around in Lem's old pickup truck dressed as beach goers we were able to make scores of arrests and blend into beach crowds to monitor criminal activity. When we broke for lunch we would usually go to Apache on Post Office Street where we enjoyed good food & great conversations. In later years I recall Lem's patience & patented sense of humor as one of GPD's lead firearms instructors during monthly qualiticafion sessions. The entire GPD family has truly lost one of it's best former assets with Lem's passing. To that extent I would offer these words of comfort to all who knew Lem. I refer to it as the GPD Evening Watch motto which is: "Non Solus" - meaning "Never Alone".
John and Kim Miller left a message on November 30, -0001:
A shipmate and a great friend. Rest in Peace my friend.
Jim Regan left a message on November 30, -0001:
Lem and I were shipmates at SBU22 long ago, serving together on the same PBR. I learned a lot from GM1 and loved listening to his stories. Fair winds and following seas, my brother.
Nicki McElroy left a message on November 30, -0001:
Uncle Lem, you will truly be missed!! My prayers go out to the whole family at this very sad time. Love always, Nicki
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Deborah Grounds-Sanders left a message on November 30, -0001:
I met Lem February 10 the first time as our instructor for the Beginner Firearm Safety Class at COM. Gentle Giant describes him best of all; wonderful instructor and so patient, putting me at ease. Lem was so relaxed with a room full of first timers. I will not forget his calmness and stories of his life and his family. It was obvious the grandbabies each one a cherry on top. Mr. Lem will be missed, I wished I could have meet him sooner and had the opportunity to have learned more from him. I will not forget his kindness and gentle manner. God Bless him and his family.
LCDR Regan Hanson, USN left a message on November 30, -0001:
Lem and I went through the degrees of Freemasonry together in 2000, soon after I graduated college. He and I would always talk before and after lodge meetings about life, politics and family. He looked out for me when he patrolled the west end, keeping me out of trouble more than he would admit. I'll never forget him. My deepest condolences to the Powell family.
Rosemary and Buddy Jackson left a message on November 30, -0001:
Janet, We just received a call that no one wishes for. We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. Lem was a wonderful man and good friend.
Angela Perez Villareal left a message on November 30, -0001:
My Deepest Sympathy to the family and RIP to a very special friend of my dads who is now in heaven as well. You were a wonderful person to a man I called UNCLE LEM as a little girl growing up.. God Bless Your Family..
Lisa Spangler left a message on November 30, -0001:
I'm so sorry. I'm praying for your family. I didn't know him very well but he must have been a very fine man. Lisa Spangler
Terry Lange left a message on November 30, -0001:
Lem was great guy. We served together on the night watch of GPD. Everybody called us Mutt & Jeff...He had a special nack of driving along the beach with the door of the patrol car open and picking up Sharks teeth. He will certainly be missed by all.
Pso/Cso Joyce Thompson Texas Medical Center. left a message on November 30, -0001:
Wow! Went to requalify and was told he was gone..What a great person and firearms instructor Lem was..Rest in peace soldier..
james Agrella left a message on November 30, -0001:
Hold tight to your memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you areloved by all of us. Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow, you are in our prayers.
Charles and Sara Roe left a message on November 30, -0001:
Our sincerest condolences to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lem was a great guy, so glad we got to visit with him at the last Galveston Retired Police Officer's get together.
Martin Schaffranek left a message on November 30, -0001:
Lem you were a good friend to us all. May you Tezt in peace. God be with you. Martin
Bi;; and Marva Adamik left a message on November 30, -0001:
Our thoughts and prayers our with you at your time of sorrow.
The Fisher Family left a message on November 30, -0001:
Tiffany, so sorry for the loss of your uncle. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. Love y'all very much so.
Becky Berg Faulk left a message on November 30, -0001:
I am so very saddened to hear of Lem's passing. I knew Lem many years ago when he and my dad (Mike Berg) were in the Navy Reserves together. They were good friends during those years and we visited Lem often. I have so many fond memories of him and I even used to think of him as a second dad of sorts. He was a kind and giving person and was a great comfort to me when my dad passed away two years ago. I will miss him. I wish you peace during this time of sadness.
Robert Foreman left a message on November 30, -0001:
Lem was a Brother Mason and a friend and mentor. He talked me into my first Glock hand gun and was essential to my learning how to shoot it correctly. He followed me in the line in several Masonic bodies in the Dickenson area and was always working to make things happen. There will be a big void to fill with Lem gone, but I know that he has paved the way for a good future by his guidance. He was a good friend, and a good Man to know.
Cynthia Yoakum Gerlock left a message on November 30, -0001:
Lem was a kind and fun man that I grew up around as a child. My father Ken Yoakum considered him to be a good friend. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family from the Yoakum family. Sorry for your loss.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Claurica Yoakum left a message on November 30, -0001:
Many fond memories. The Yoakum family wishes to give condolences. He was a long time friend to my husband. Myself & my children give our sympathies. Claurica Yoakum
Captian Dennis Harris left a message on November 30, -0001:
It was an honor knowing Lemuel Powell. He was a good man and will be missed. Captain Dennis Harris: Texas City Fire Marshal
Curtis and Mary Wilson left a message on November 30, -0001:
Lem will be greatly missed by members of La Marque Masonic Lodge and myself. My Family loved Lem and Janet for all they have done for us just by being friends.
Cheryl Jackson left a message on November 30, -0001:
My deepest condolences to the Powell family during this trying time. He was such a great person and wonderful mentor. He had great patience with people and a wonderful sense of humor. As we would say in the Navy--rest in peace brother. We have the watch now. Cheryl Jackson {Port of Galveston PD / Hitchcock PD)
gae bowman left a message on November 30, -0001:
My dearest oldest Sister. My heart is as heavy as yours. I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your love. Lem was a gental giant and I know in my heart he is with God our Father and all his relatives and ours. You know Hes seen our Mother by now as she would not let him get passed her. She loved Lem so very much. Ill see yall on Trursday at the visation. My heart hurts so very much for you and your entire family. I do so love you
Chi nguyen left a message on November 30, -0001:
I was thinking about u today and decided to search u on Google to see if u still instructed at college of mainland, but instead found this obituary.... You were a great instructor and definitely involved in the process of my success here at Houston PD. You were a grandfather thru the week of instruction and I can see how other students call u paw paw. Rip good sir, prayers, and watch over us!
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