Thomas H. Powell

December 3, 1944 ~ December 30, 2019 (age 75)


Thomas H. Powell, 75 of Cloverdale, Indiana passed away on Monday December 30, 2019 at his family's home. He was born on December 3, 1944 to Joseph H. and Fern Powell in Oakland California. His family had settled in Missouri and he had eventually met his wife Carlene Baldwin. They married in Kansas on September 3, 1967. 

Tom's family moved to Fort Wayne Indiana due to a job transfer and eventually another job transfer to Fort Smith Arkansas. Tom worked in a lumber store his entire life and loved wood working. He retired from Sutherland Lumber and Lowe's by 2012. Tom had been widowed since 2014 and returned to Indiana in 2015 with family.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents, wife Carlene Baldwin and sister JoAnn Smith.  Tom and Carlene have 2 children, Tony and Mary. Tony lives in Fort Wayne and Mary in Cloverdale Indiana. Mary's family includes a husband, Jim and children Zachary and Samantha. Zachary lives in Cloverdale and Samantha is married to Matt Shiveley and they live in Seattle Washington. He is also survived by a brother-in-law Glenn Smith and 2 nieces, Brooke and Jamie Smith.

Tom loved to fish and enjoyed watching nature go by. His ashes will be spread over the family pond in Cloverdale during a celebration of life ceremony in the spring.  Samaritan Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.  Online condolences may be made to

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