2011-09-13 / Obituaries

William R. Powell, 77


William r. powell William r. powell William R. Powell, 77, of Mooresville, IN, died on September 8, 2011. William was born to Paul I. & Mary (Randall) Powell on July 2, 1934 in Indianapolis, Indiana. William married Gloria (Shires) Powell on July 3, 1953.

William was a 1952 George Washington High School graduate. Before retiring in 1991, he worked as a Machinest for Detroit Diesel Allison for 25 years. He attended Grace Church in Mooresville, Indiana. He was a member of the UAW Local 933. He lived in Mooresville, Indiana for 17 years; Cloverdale, Indiana - 35 years; and his birthplace of Indianapolis, Indiana - 25 years.

William is survived by his wife, Gloria (Shires) Powell of Mooresville, Indiana; 3 children, Mark (Charlotte) Powell of Illinois, Tawnee (Ron) Parrish of Camby, Indiana, & Matthew Powell of California; 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.

William was preceded in death by his parents, Paul I. & Mary (Randall) Powell, 1 grandson, John Owen and a brother, Dale Powell.

Calling will be from 11-1pm, Saturday, September 17, 2011 at Jones Family Mortuary. Murray Clugston will officiate the 1pm Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at Jones Family Mortuary.

He developed a love for the Haitian people during a mission trip he took in 2001. In lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions can be made to either Cornerstone Baptist Church “Christmas Bags for Haiti” in Greencastle, Indiana, or Water for Life for Haiti, P.O. Box 456 in Kalona, Iowa, 52247

Website & Online Condolences: www.jonesfamilymortuary.com

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