William “Bill” A. Powell, age 82, of Marianna, FL, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2021 at his residence.
Bill was born in Bonifay, Florida on December 8, 1938 to the late Grady Lee Powell and Edith McCallum Powell. Bill worked for the State of Florida Department of Transportation for 43 years before retiring. He was a member of the Marianna Elks Lodge 1516 and the Marianna’s Lion’s Club. Bill loved being a professional husband, dad, and grandpa. He also enjoyed bird watching, dancing, conversations with his friends, and helping people. Longtime friend and neighbor, Rev. Roland Rabon, bestowed upon Bill the title, ‘Lord Mayor of Dogwood Heights’.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Fletcher Kent Powell and Randall Powell; and his sister, Catherine Carswell.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Barbara Ann Powell; son, William “Billy” Lee Powell and wife, Karen of Enterprise, AL; daughters, Sherri Teresa Godwin and husband,Jeff of Marianna, FL and Angela Margie Bunting and husband, Phillip of Chipley, FL; grandchildren, Christopher Godwin, Alexandra Caudill and husband Taylor, Brianna Huyke and husband Angel, Kailey Powell, Ashley Bunting, Will Powell, and Preston Powell. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021 at Marianna Chapel Funeral Home.
A private family graveside service will be in the Bonifay City Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for any donations to go to “Partners for Pets” or “Florida Lions Foundation for the Blind.”
Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.mariannachapelfh.com