Survivors include two daughters, Terri Abernathy and husband Jonathan and Misty Powell, all of Metropolis; two sons, Billy Powell and Michael Powell, both of Metropolis; six grandchildren, Allison Powell of Minnesota, Melaina Powell of Harrisburg and Kassy Horstman Katelyn Yates, Whitney Powell and Jamia Powell, all of Metropolis; one sister, Frances Holder of Metropolis; two brothers, Ralph Powell and wife Margaret of Metropolis and Jonny Powell and wife Pat of Vienna; one half sister, Margie Walton of Paducah; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Omer and Daisy Davis Powell; his wife, Jody Powell; and four brothers, Donald Powell, Jerry Powell, Omer Powell and Marshall “Shorty” Powell.
Graveside service was held Thursday at Kirkendall Cemetery in Massac County with Mike Shank officiating.
Memorials may be made to Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 226, Metropolis, IL 62960.
Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home of Metropolis was in charge of the arrangements.