Phillip Michael Powell, 33

Phillip Michael Powell, age 33, of Defiance, Ohio, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020, along with his beloved dog, Ramona, as a result of injuries suffered in a car accident. Phillip worked construction for Robison Renovations. He attended Second Baptist Church and Experience Church, both in Defiance, and Congregation B’nai Israel in Sylvania, Ohio. Phillip was a voracious reader and he enjoyed spending time outdoors, the water, playing golf and baseball.

Phillip was born on August 16, 1986, in Winfield, Illinois, the son of Lori (Harvey) and Jack Powell. He graduated from Defiance High School in 2005 and received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Defiance College in 2009.

Phillip is survived by his mother, Lori (Rex) Robison, of Defiance; father, Jack (Susan Moritz) Powell, of Indianapolis, Indiana; siblings, Shannon (Evan) Wagoner and her children, Gavin and Abigail Wagoner, all of Noblesville, Indiana, Megan A. Powell, of Columbus, Ohio, Joseph Robison, of Defiance, Rachel and Alexis Colbert, both of Indianapolis; his “angel,” Tiffany Vogel, and her children, Emma, Felicity, Lyric and Daniel; maternal step-grandmothers, Dianne (Ken) Coss, of Milan, Michigan, and Phyllis Robison, of Montpelier; paternal step-grandparents, James and Virginia Moritz, of South Bend, Indiana; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jerry Harvey and A. Elaine Harvey, maternal step-grandfather, Lyle Robison; paternal grandparents, James and Sharon Newman; and an aunt, Jayne Harvey.

A memorial service celebrating Phillip’s life will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 4:00 P.M. in the Second Baptist Church, 1945 East 2nd Street, Defiance, with Pastor Max Begley officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 2:00-4:00 P.M. prior to the service. Phillip will be laid to rest at Green Haven Memorial Gardens in Austintown, Ohio. Krill Funeral Service, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan, Ohio has been entrusted with Phillip’s services.

Memorials are requested to Renewed Mind – The Renewal Center, 1895 Oakwood Drive, Napoleon, Ohio 43545 ( or National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Four County Chapter, c/o Barb Arnos, 01038 U.S. 127, Bryan, Ohio 43506 (

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