Funeral services for Dr. Powell, 81, of Conroe will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Mims Baptist Church with Rev. Dave Schneider and John Schubert officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Monday, October 17, 2005 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Cashner Funeral Home.
Dr. Powell was born on July 22, 1924 in Leonidas, Texas and passed away on October 15, 2005 in Conroe, Texas. Dr. Powell practiced medicine for 51 years, 46 of those years in Conroe. His love in medicine was working with Hospice. He started his career in the United States Navy. From there he attended Sam Houston State University and then Baylor Medical School. Dr. Powell interned at Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He started his medical career in Chilicothe, Texas, where he practiced for 5 years. His most cherished honors were the American Cancer Society Physician of the Year and Hospice Director of the Year.
Dr. Powell is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Sybil Powell and Step-father, Tom Cothran; his brothers, A.B. Powell and Vernon Powell. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Powell of Conroe, Texas; Daughters: Kathy Powell Rountree and husband, Kyle of Lake Charles, LA, Julie Powell Williams and husband, Jim of Madisonville, Texas; Sons: Alan Powell of Conroe, Gene Powell and wife Renee of LaPorte, Texas, Brian Powell of Conroe, Texas. Brothers: Joe Powell and wife, Donna of Deer Park, Texas; and Tommy Cothran and wife Janice of Conroe, Texas. Grandchildren: Elizabeth, Alyssa, Mary, Jesse, Jenny, Jared, Trace, Anna, Nathan, Doug, Sean and Joshua. Numerous other family and friends also survive.
Pallbearers will be Jim Williams, Terry Newton, Brad Powell, Dave Jung, Orvin Olson and Joe Hodges, III.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Ronald McDonald House or Lighthouse Hospice.