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A special thank you to everyone for your kind words and cards. If you knew Boog well, you know what a true gentleman he was!! Thank you to all of our out of town visitors who attended the Celebration of Life get together yesterday.

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“I will miss you my dear friend....but the memories of all the Buc's games, moose lodge meetings and the cruises with you will keep you close. To...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: dave and Jean brownell - FL

“Dear April,Don and I have been out of town since New Year returning home this past Saturday, and just now hearing about your husband's death. After...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Don and Kathryn McCormick - Ocala, FL

“My weaver of magic stories My friend My hero you will be missed and remembered always. Mary and April, Ray and Todd I hope you know what Bob meant to...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Shawn Powell - Blair, NE

“Peace, prayers, and blessings---and most of all those treasured memories. Much love, Sara ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Sara Michaels - Rocky Face, GA

“In Deepest Sympathy......Our thoughts and Prayers are with April, Ray, Todd and Mary ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Bruce and Debbie - St Petersburg, FL

“One of my favorite memories was on our cruise to Alaska.... we were in the cabin next to April and Bob.... Every morning.. without fail... there was...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Debbie - St Petersburg, FL

“Dear April, My deepest sympathies to you...I love the pictures you posted of Bob enjoying life. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: LORETTA CRESCENTE - FL

“Bob and April, good neighbors that we didn't visit enough - seems that we knew they were always just down the road - When Bob isn't fishing perhaps...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Hal and Bev Murch - Ocala,, FL

9 of 11 | Posted by: Jean Keegan - Richland Center, WI

“This man had such a gentle spirit and kind smile that even if he was not a part of your everyday life he left a lasting impression. Our family has...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Jerrie Corpe - Ocala, FL

“To April, Mary Anne, and your families, we were sorry to learn of your loss,yet have nothing but respect for the true grit Bob had, always. We were...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Sarah A (Powell) Hansen - IA

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Robert Thomas Powell was born in Omaha Nebraska. His childhood years were spent in Iowa (Logan, Missouri Valley, Orange City, Sioux Center, Garner, Denison, and Clear Lake). Yes, he was a man on the move at an early age! He gained a true love of fishing from his Dad Bill and Grandfather Walter. He was an all around athlete - horseback riding (yeah he was our 'horse whisperer') (a star in high school) (he got his nickname Boog playing for the Army)...was also a bit of a theatre star including the lead in Our Town in high school. He attended NW Missouri University before joining the Army with his best friend Pat Green (a.k.a. Peter Pan). After a 3 year stint in Vietnam and Okinawa he returned to Iowa. Warm weather and army buddies enticed him to move to Treasure Island Florida in 1971. Bob became the true beach bum - sailing his hobie cat with favorite dog Kona, building yachts, and vowing never to miss a sunset. If you knew him well, you know the stories!
He was a huge Tampa Bay Bucanneer fan (and a Tampa Bay Rowdies fan also). Dave Brownell, Rick Condra, and Bob were the charter members of the Wed night Moose Club in Seminole. And they faithfully cheered on the Bucanneer games. He began working at Blocker Transfer as a salesman in the moving business - staying there for over 20 years. Lifelong friendships begin here - Roy Miller - Bruce Stafford - Frank Guth. In 1989, he met the love of his life April and they married on Oct 9 1992 on a sailboat at sunset.
He adopted 2 boys - Ray and Todd - and moved to Ocala in 1998. Changing careers in 2002 he became a corrections assistant with the Marion Country Sheriff's Department. He actively persued his true loves - golf, fishing, and traveling with his wife.
After a courageous fight with cancer, he has 'gone fishing' in a better place.
He will be deeply missed by his wife April, sister Mary, nieces Betsy and Stacy, sons Ray and Todd and a multitude of friends and family.