Obituary for William Joseph Powell November 23, 1952 – March 16, 2020
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William (Bill) Powell passed away peacefully at his residence on March 16, 2020. He leaves behind his wife Kathlene Lima Powell, sisters Mary Elizabeth (Libbi) Crowe of Pensacola, (Mark) Florida and Emily Marian Powell of Atlanta, Georgia. He also leaves behind a brother, Robert Toxie (Bob) Powell (Judi) of Huntsville, Alabama and sister-in-law Nancy Jean Lima Steede (John) of Otisfield, Maine.
Also surviving are two nieces, Marianne Catherine Crowe Loes (Ryan) and Holly LaPointe Jordan, a nephew and godson Matthew Stephen Crowe (Lauren), 3 great nephews Dylan Spencer Loes, Kyle Alexander Loes, and Hudson David Jordan, 2 great nieces, Lydia Jordan Hicks and Ellerby Frances Crowe.
Bill was extremely close to Kathie’s family and they loved him as their own. Uncle Bill will be missed by his niece Karen Elizabeth Sousa, Kristen Marie Fiato (Michael), great niece Kathryn Frances (Katie) Sousa, great nephew Joseph Charles (Joey) Sousa and his partner Nathan (Nate) Witte.
Bill was predeceased by his mother, Frances May (Spencer) Powell and his father, James Toxie Powell, Jr.
Bill graduated from Huntsville High School, class of 1971 and Auburn University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications in 1977. After completing his education Bill enlisted in the United States Army in 1977 and was discharged honorably in 1980 as an audio/television specialist.
Bill’s proudest achievement was working in television as a producer for 25 years.
Bill loved playing guitar and creating wonderful cigar box guitars from found objects. He loved his dogs Ria, Jerry and Ribbons and they sorely miss their daddy. He and Kathie volunteered with English Springer Spaniel Rescue fostering countless dogs. He loved and treated every foster dog as if it were his own.
It will be a different world without Bill in it. His family and friends will feel his loss forever.
A Celebration of Life will take place in the summer.