Capt. (Ret) Joseph L. Power, Sr.
June 29, 1921 to May 17, 2014
Beloved husband and father, Joseph L. Power, Sr. passed away peacefully on May 17, 2014.
He was preceded by his second wife Nedra, his son Maurice, sister Ethel Roe, brothers Steve Sr., Claude Jr. and and Maurice and his parents Claude Sr. and Ada Belle. He is survived by his wife Marcelle, sons Joe Jr., Patrick and his wife Ruth, three grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
Joe served 25 years in the military, retiring as a Captain. After retirement he got his "Dream job" at San Marcos Baptist Academy (a boarding school). He taught military science, was Commandant of Cadets and Dorm. director. He was dearly loved by his students, whom he called his "kids.” He said it was the best 22 years of his life. He and his first wife, Marcelle, were high school sweethearts and married after high school. They had two sons, he went into the military before Pearl Harbor. He and Marcelle were divorced after he became an officer. They both married again, and he had another son, Pat. Years later he and Marcelle lost their spouses. They became friends again, that friendship developed into love and they remarried on what would have been their 65th anniversary. The two sons, Joe and Pat were their "Ring bearers" at the second marriage. Joe and Marcelle have had almost 10 years of wedded bliss.
To My Beloved
I'm going to miss you with all my heart,
I've loved you dearly from the start.
But we'll be together again one day,
Holding hands, as we pray.
We'll meet in Heaven with our Lord above,
And time will never end, My Love.
Your devoted wife, Marcelle
A memorial will be held to celebrate his life, on Friday May 30, 11 a.m., at New Hope Community Church, 4620 E. Nees Ave. Clovis, Calif. Memorial donations may be made to Hinds Hospice, 2490 W. Shaw, Fresno, Calif. 93711 or New Hope Community Church.