Plush Powell with family in 2017 during IMAA Hall of Fame induction.

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Lee Clark “Plush” Powell Obituary

IMAA Staff | 07/16/20

MITCHELL – Lee Clark “Plush” Powell, 92, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born April 18, 1928, in Orange County, he was the son of Walter Clarence and Sarah Lois (Pruett) Powell.  He married Mary Florence Stroud July 10, 1948, and she preceded him in death April 14, 2018.

Lee retired as vice president of Rogers Group, Inc. with 42 years of service.  He was a Hall of Fame member of Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association and a member of National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association.  Lee was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon.  He was Past Master of Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M., and a member of Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis.   He had served as president of the Mitchell Economic Corporation.  Lee was heavily involved with kids in sports, and he built most of the sports fields in Mitchell.

Philip Lynn (Nancy Jo) Powell of Greenwood
Teddy Lee (Jo-Ellen) Powell of Bloomington
Bradley Devin (Malinda) Powell of Mitchell
Danny Kyle (Kimberly Sue) Powell of Mitchell
Ryan Nicholas (Amy) Powell, Kyle Christopher Powell, Natalie Jo (John) Tritle, Nicole Lee (Aaron) White, Laura Elizabeth (Jared) Rains, Dason Reed Powell, Tanner Lee (Brogan) Powell, and Aaron (Brittany) Powell
great grandchildren,
Ava White, Cooper White, Cadence Powell, Daxton Powell, Abigail Powell, Emerson Powell, Tinsley Powell, Teigan Powell, Carson Powell, Brantley Powell, and Tucker Tritle
Billy Dean Powell of Mitchell
Dolores Martha Beasley of Mitchell
Bernard Earl Powell of Bedford

His parents; wife; and brothers, George Robert Powell and Lyle Scott “Bud” Powell, preceded him in death.

Visitation and funeral for church members and family will be private on Sunday, July 12, 2020.  Pastor Bryce Menaugh will officiate and burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery. The family requests that masks be worn.  A memorial service will be conducted by Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M.

Memorial Gifts: Liberty Baptist Church, Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M., or StoneBridge Health Campus.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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