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Powell, Joshua

Powell, Joshua

September 10, 1992 — November 11, 2021

Joshua Gene Rader Powell was born on September 10, 1992 at Smithville Hospital to proud parents Daryl Robert Powell and Sharon Rader Powell. Joshua was baptized at birth at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Cameron, Missouri and chose to be baptized again as an adolescent when joining the First Christian Church in Lathrop, Missouri. Joshua grew up on the family farm outside of Lathrop, Missouri attending Lathrop School districts as part of the Lathrop 2011 graduating class. After high school Josh attended Northwest Missouri State University for a semester before deciding to forego college and join the workforce. He followed his father's footsteps choosing to work in the automotive industry. Josh had a passion for cars, music, writing, and wildlife. He enjoyed working with his hands, restoring furniture and maintaining the family property. Joshua had recently moved to Pleasant Valley, Missouri with his partner Shengze Cao to begin a new chapter in his life. Joshua passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021.

Joshua is preceded in death by his grandparents, Gene and Nadine Rader of Marshfield, Missouri, Dick and Frances Powell of Lathrop, Missouri, and surrogate grandmother Betty Mae Momyer. Joshua leaves behind his parents Daryl and Sharon Powell; his brother Justin Robert Momyer Powell; and half-sister Andrea Lyn Powell; and his partner Sheng. He also leaves aunts, uncles, cousins and many lifelong friends.

Visitation will begin at 7:00 pm, followed by a celebration service at 8:00 pm, on Wednesday, November 17, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, 1640 North State Route 291, Liberty, MO 64048.

Remembering Joshua’s love of sharks, in lieu of flowers the family suggests donations payable to Park Lawn Northland Chapel, which will then be given by the family to Oceana (for ocean conservation/oceana.org). Memorials may be mailed to the funeral home at the above address or left at the service.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 7:00 pm, followed by a celebration service at 8:00 pm, on Wednesday, November 17, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, 1640 North State Route 291, Liberty, MO 64048.

Remembering Joshua’s love of sharks, in lieu of flowers the family suggests donations payable to Park Lawn Northland Chapel, which will then be given by the family to Oceana (for ocean conservation/oceana.org). Memorials may be mailed to the funeral home at the above address or left at the service.

Powell, Joshua's Guestbook

Daryl and Sharon, I’m so sorry to learn of your son’s death. It must be devastating to have one of your children die before you and at such a young age. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife.

Jim Phillips

Daryl and Sharron, I'm deeply saddened to read of the passing of your son and wish no parent would ever have to bear this burden. May he be welcomed into the Kingdom of God with open arms. My wife, Vickie and I will pray for you.

Eric Cowan

Daryl and Sharron I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m sure loosing a child is devastating. A parent should never have to bury a child. It’s not right. My prayers with you and everyone who loved Joshua

Renee Woitas

I have many fond memories of Josh at our house in elementary school. My heart breaks for you both, Sharon and Daryl. I have no words to ease your pain, but know that you’re in my prayers.

Angela Guest

Daryl, Sharon, & Justin Much love, many prayers

Janet Brennan

Powell Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We loved Josh and we are continued to send our love to you.

David and Lauren Claypool

Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Susan & Grover Schaffner

Daryl - very sorry for your loss of your son. Please let us know if we can help in any way.

Doug Peterson

Sharon and Daryl We are so very sorry to learn of your tremendous loss of Josh. There are no words to ease your pain. Please know we hold you close and lift you in our prayers daily.

Cathy & Tom Wilson – Sarcoxie Missouri

Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Dicky & Barbara Eads

We are sorry to learn of the passing of Josh. Thoughts & prayers to the family.

Tom & Robin Elliott

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