Dean Edward Powell
October 21, 1958 - June 25, 2023

Dean was born in Washington, DC but raised as a Buckeye in Columbus, Ohio.  He is survived by his three sons of whom he is very proud, Dillon and his wife Alexandra Urban Powell and first grandson Baby Powell arriving in November (Columbus, OH), Adam Powell (Columbus, OH) and Bryan Powell, US Navy (Tallahassee, FL); brother, Dale Powell and his wife Diana Southern Powell; nephews, Brice Southern and Coe Southern (Safety Harbor, FL); sister, Karen Powell Waldrop and her husband Edward Waldrop; niece, Lydia Jane (Columbus, OH); aunts, Jean Powell Young (Columbus, OH) and Mary Margaret Beck Hunt (Hudson, FL); uncle, John E. Beck, Jr., (Pinellas Park, FL);  fiancé, Celeste Bowen Wines; along with many cousins on the Powell and Beck side of the families.

Dean is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Rollan Powell, Jr., Martha Jane Beck Powell and stepmother, Ann Yvonne Stith Powell; grandparents, Floyd R. Powell, Sr.,  Flora Belle Merle Powell, John E. Beck, Sr. and Martha Jane Koons Beck.

Dean was an avid OSU Buckeyes fan and everything sports related especially the Cleveland Browns.  He spent four years in the Navy stationed in San Diego on the U.S.S. Kincaid destroyer.  After his service, he enrolled at The Ohio State University for a few years and decided to look for a career landing a job at the United States Postal Service where he stayed for almost four decades.  Once retired from the USPS, Dean decided the open road was calling.  He and his three boys took motorcycle riding lessons so they could enjoy riding together.  Once the breeze hit Dean, he went off exploring the wild, wild west with his Indian motorcycle.  He met his riding mate, Jeddy Tranquill from Rochester, NY, when they found a common bond in their boys who they raised to be Eagle Scouts.  Jeddy and Dean found the love of the open road together for several years until his illness landed him in New Port Richey.  There he met his new riding mate, Celeste Wines.  Together they enjoyed life in the sun and on Florida beaches always centered around good bluegrass and old rock and roll and newly found family and friends.  Celeste was by Dean’s side through his illness and enriched his life with love and laughter while helping him navigate the storm.

A Celebration of Life with Military Honors will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 1:00 pm till 7:00 pm at The American Legion – Post 79, 5329 Legion Place, New Port Richey, Florida 34652.


  • Jeddy Tranquill Posted June 30, 2023 1:56 pm

    Keep the garage door open as I may be riding in soon.

  • Dawn Scott Posted June 30, 2023 2:41 pm

    See you on the other side for our smoke and coke, love and miss you hun 😘

  • Nadine Posted July 1, 2023 8:07 am

    My sincere condolences. We all loved him and will keep in in our hearts❤️.

  • Celeste Posted July 5, 2023 1:00 pm

    You will always be loved by me. Ride high and free my love. Prayers for the family

  • Tobias Simon Posted July 13, 2023 7:06 pm

    Rest easy brother, from your Mail handler brothers and sisters in Columbus Ohio.

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