Alexander R. Powell

  • Born: April 19, 2002
  • Died: June 29, 2019
  • Location: McHenry, Illinois

Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050

colonialmchenry@att.net
Tel. (815) 385-0063

Tribute & Message From The Family


Loving Son, Brother, Grandson, Uncle, Nephew, Cousin and Friend

Alexander R. Powell, age 17, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 19, 2002, in McHenry, the son of Kevin and Angela (Barkhurst) Powell.
Alex was going to be a senior at McHenry West High School and loved playing for the water polo team. He had enlisted in the military and was a poolee for the United States Marines. He loved snowmobiling, working out and was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed playing paintball with the Ghost Crew team. Alex held a Black Belt in Martial Arts for the McHenry Flying Dragons. He achieved the rank of Star with Boy Scout Troop 149. Alex gave the gift of life to many by being an organ donor. His family loves him very much and he will be sorely missed.
He is survived by his parents, Kevin and Angela Powell; siblings: Josh (Melissa) Powell, Kayla (Anthony Osborne) Powell, Lindsay Powell; Maternal grandparents: Kenneth and Diane Barkhurst; Paternal grandmother: Barbara Powell; nieces and nephews: Lincoln, Jake, Madilyn; as well as countless aunts, uncles, cousins and his beloved dog, Dresden.
Alex is preceded in death by his grandfather, Richard Powell.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 5, 2019 from 2pm to 8pm. Troop 149 will be performing a Broken Arrow Ceremony beginning at 7:30pm, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Visitation will continue on Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 10am to 11am with Funeral Service beginning at 11am. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in McHenry.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the McHenry Water Polo Team, in care of the Powell family. Donations may be mailed to the funeral home.


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Posted by Keith Powell - CHICAGO, IL - Family   July 26, 2019

Alex, even though I have never met you, I have as much respect for you as I do my own son who is a II Lieutenant in the Marines. Thank you for wanting to serve your country young Sir. That desire alone, speaks volumes of you. Your parents & family have to be proud. I pray for their comfort in this difficult transition.
Oorah! Young Sir.
With great respect, the mertz family

Posted by the mertz family - McHenry, IL - Neighbor   July 05, 2019

We are so sorry for your tremendous loss. You will be in our prayers. I wish I could of met Alex what a remarkable young man. Sending all my love and hugs to you all.

Posted by Cathy Davis (Henderson) - Decatur, IL - Family   July 04, 2019

Angie,Kevin and family, I am deeply saddened to hear of your
loss.Alex was obviously an extraordinary young man.I pray for Peace,strength and love to surround you and help you through these difficult times.

Posted by Tasha Wisniewski - Wauconda, IL - Friend   July 04, 2019

My deepest sympathies to the entire Powell Family

Posted by Donna Allen - Round Lake Beach, IL - Family Friend   July 03, 2019

SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. ALEX WAS A GOOD FRIEND WITH MY TWIN BOYS ANDREW AND NICK. HE WAS A VERY
NICE RESPECTABLE YOUNG MAN. MY HEART IS BROKEN.
MAY GOD GIVE YOU PEACE AND KNOW THAT HE ACCOMPLISHED SO MUCH IN HIS SHORT LIFE YOU MUST BE SO PROUD. AND EVEN IN DEATH HE STILL HELPS IN GIVING THE GIFT OF LIFE TO OTHERS.
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY

THE DOMBROWSKI'S

Posted by James Dombrowski - Mchenry, IL   July 02, 2019

My condolences to the Powell family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Lynda Jackson/Chocola - Wenatchee, WA - Family Friend   July 02, 2019

SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT ALEX. I DIDN"T KNOW HIM PERSONALLY, BUT THRU MY GRANDSON (COACH DAS). HE IS FLYING IN ON THURSDAY FOR THE WEEKEEND SERVICES. I ALSD KNOW HIS GRANDMOTHER BARBARA. GOD BLESS THE WHOLE FAMILY & HELP ALL OF YOU THRU A MODT TRAGIC TIME FOR ALL.

Posted by A friend   July 02, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Powell family in this time of grief. Praying for peace.

Posted by Beck Anstee - Chicago, IL - Acquaintance   July 02, 2019

Semper Fi young Marine.

Posted by Richard Sicilian - McHenry, IL   July 02, 2019

We are certainly going to miss you Alex, especially your infectious laugh and great sense of humor.

Posted by Keith, Vannessa, Ally, & Koen Powell - Chicago, IL - Family   July 01, 2019

I am so very sorry to hear about the death of your son. He will be solely missed. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

Posted by Beth Lungwitz - Mchenry, IL - Friend   July 01, 2019


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