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Joseph E. "Joe" Powley

December 28, 1937 — October 15, 2022

Joseph E. "Joe" Powley

MORTON – Joseph E. “Joe” Powley, 84, of Morton, formerly of Easton, Ill., met his Savior face to face on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Joe was born on December 28, 1937, in Peoria, to Clarence and Catherine (Ginder) Powley. He grew up in the Peoria area.

On December 18, 1959, he married Linda Ziegele in Galesburg, Ill. Together they had three children, Gigi (Scott) Schafer, Christy (Terry) Allen and Mark (Nicki) Powley; 10 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Patricia and Tena; one brother, Clarence Michael; and two great grandchildren.

Joe graduated from East Peoria High School. He attended Bradley University and the University of Illinois before starting his career in the construction industry. Joe worked for C.A. Powley Company and was also co-owner of Midwest Foundation. In 1978, he was able to fulfill his dream of farming, while also operating Powley Sand & Gravel. He retired to farm full time in 1993.

His greatest loves were his family, his Lord and his country.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, with Scott Schafer officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, October 21 and from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.  prior to the service on Saturday, both at the funeral home. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memory Gardens in Morton.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.

To leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.knappjohnson.com.

 

The Powley family wishes to express our heartfelt appreciation to the entire staff at Reflections Memory Care - Morton and Serenity Point Hospice.  They provided excellent and compassionate care for Dad and amazing support for our family at a very difficult transition time for Mom and Dad.  We are incredibly thankful for their influence in our lives.

 

To send flowers to the family in memory of Joseph E. "Joe" Powley, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, October 21, 2022

4:00 - 6:00pm (Central time)

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center

140 S. Detroit Ave., Morton, IL 61550

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Visitation

Saturday, October 22, 2022

9:30 - 10:15am (Central time)

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center

140 S. Detroit Ave., Morton, IL 61550

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Starts at 10:30am (Central time)

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center

140 S. Detroit Ave., Morton, IL 61550

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