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James "Bill" Powell

August 15, 1932 February 5, 2019
James "Bill" Powell
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Obituary for James "Bill" Powell

POWELL, William “Bill” J. 86, of South Vienna, passed away in his home on February 5, 2019 following a brief illness. He was born on August 15, 1932, in Springfield to George and Stella (Massie) Powell. He was one of eleven children. Known on the streets of South Vienna by “Knucklehead,” you could find him cruising down Old Columbus Road in his yellow Chevy s10, holding up nine cars in traffic. He loved his family almost as much as he loved farming and searching for a great deal at a farm auction. He always said he would die before he paid full price for anything, I guess that manure spreader will have to wait. In his spare time, he became quite the story teller to keep his grandchildren and great grandchildren in line. Creating characters such as ‘Sack Man’ and ‘Fast Fairy’, you never knew when or where they would appear.
He is survived by two children, Greg Powell and Randy Powell of South Vienna; grandchildren, Ashley Powell, Trent (Sherri) Powell, Brittany (Ian) Cooke, Bailey Powell; great grandchildren, Colton, Austin, Owen, Amelia and Tanner. Also surviving is his brother, David (Christine) Powell of Indiana; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friend, Connie Shelton Powell of South Vienna.
He is preceded in death by his parents; nine brothers and sisters, Ray, Ralph, Robert, Earl, Eugene, Gertrude, Freda, Roselee and Judy, and his former wife, Norma (Burks) Powell.
Bill’s visitation will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral service to follow on Friday, February 8 at 10:00 a.m. also at the funeral home. Bill will be laid to rest at Vernon-Asbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions to go to Ohio’s Hospice in Bill’s honor. Expressions of sympathy are forwarded to the family by visiting www.jacksonlytle.com


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Visitation

Thursday

7

Feb

4:00 PM 2/7/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/7/2019 7:00:00 PM
Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center

2425 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center
2425 N. Limestone St. Springfield 45503 OH
United States

Service

Friday

8

Feb

10:00 AM 2/8/2019 10:00:00 AM
Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center

2425 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center
2425 N. Limestone St. Springfield 45503 OH
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Asbury Cemetery Final Resting Place

South Vienna, OH

South Vienna OH
United States
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