William R. Powell of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL passed away at his home on February 12th, 2021, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. A native of Greenwich, CT., Bill was a 1960 graduate of Greenwich High School and became the first member of his family to attend college, graduating from the Military College of South Carolina (the Citadel) in 1964. After receiving a master’s degree from the University of Georgia in 1965, he served his country as a Lieutenant in the US Army for three years.
Upon his discharge from the service, he began his 50-plus year career in the meat brokerage industry, where he made numerous life-long friends and was known for his integrity and honesty.
A lifelong golfer, he was a member of the 1964 Southern Conference champion Citadel golf team. One of his proudest achievements in the sport was when the members of the team were invited back to the campus in 2014 for the unveiling of a banner in the Field House honoring their achievement as the only golf team in the school’s history to win the conference championship. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra where he served as a Lay Eucharistic Minister for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Christine Powell of Ponte Vedra, who cared for him lovingly. Sons Will Powell (Shirley) of Marietta, GA and David Powell (Dana Fowle) of Atlanta; Grandkids Grace and Ben Powell of Marietta, and Leo Powell of Atlanta; Stepdaughter Alison Stevenson (Scott) and sons Jack, Thomas, and Wyatt of Atlanta; Sister Carol Clark (Don) of Oxford, MI and daughters Chris, Ryan, and Dana; and Stepson Nicholas Smith and family of NC. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Joan Powell of Greenwich.
The family would like to give special thanks to Community Hospice of Jacksonville for their attentive and affectionate care for Bill during a very difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Council on Aging (COA).
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Posted in: Florida Times-Union
Posted on: 2021-03-01
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