Robert Lee “Bill” Powell

Published 4:25 pm Thursday, July 14, 2011

STOCKTON – Mr. Robert Lee “Bill” Powell, 75, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at a Baldwin County Hospital.

Mr. Powell was a native of Tallassee, a resident of Stockton for the past 13 years and attended the Baptist Church.

His parents, Bud and Nellie Powell; a brother, Raymond Earl Powell and three sisters, Geraldine Day West, Velma Jean Smith and Billie Jean Powell preceded him in death.

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Survivors include three daughters, Dianne Powell and Bruce Pike of New Braufels, Texas, Donna Powell and Joey Garner of Pascagoula, Miss. and Kelly and Jim Eissler of Bay Minette; four grandchildren, Nathan W. Naranjo, Eric Eissler, Erika Eissler and Kaila Kresta; a brother, J.D. “Pete” and Laura Powell of Nokomis; two sisters, Gladys and Thomas Qualls of Atmore and Faye and Carlos Gohagin of Huxford.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2011 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Pickern officiating. Burial followed at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011 at the Pety-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Gene Lawson, Glen Cooley, Dickie Johnson, Mike Joiner, Mike Hurst, Ricky Miller and Billy Byrd. Honorary pallbearers were his friends at Boatyard Lake.