April 18, 1957 - November 30, 2021
William “Billy” Powell, 64, of Orange, passed away on November 30, 2021 at Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Clyabar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Barry Bradley. Burial will follow at Wilkinson Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be at 9:00 a.m., Sunday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Sumpter, South Carolina, on April 18, 1957, he was the son of Lawrence F. Powell and Dorothy Powell. Billy was a dedicated servant and served the citizens of Orange County for many years as a Patrol Sargent with the Orange County Sheriff's Office. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was passionate about God, family and music as evidence through his servitude, protection of his family and his unending growing collection of guitars! He had a no quit attitude and refused to give up and lived life to it's fullest. It was a daily struggle and self-sacrifice he made because of his situation to be present for many of life's moments which he did eagerly because of his love and dedication to his family. Those of you who were fortunate to know him or to be touched by being in his life know how much those moments and relationships meant to him on a very personal level. He loved to cook and share his food with family, write songs, share music, go on adventures and travel. He is and will be greatly missed because a love like he provided comes along only once in a life time. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence F. Powell; his brother, Lawerence F. “Larry” Powell Jr.; and his sister, Loretta Powell. He is survived by his wife, Frances Powell; his children, Alaina Powell, Torri Powell Miller and husband James, Ashley Mettlen and partner Doug Vines, Joshua Mettlen and wife Ashley, and Joshiabeth Garza and partner Richard Galvan; his grandchildren, Liliana Harrison, Jasmine Powell, Michelle Hamilton, Jaleigh Hamilton, Kaden Miller, Brendon Miller, Tanner Miller, Caden Hecht, Ella Mettlen, Sophia Galvan, Kairi Galvan, and Aeris Galvan; his mother, Dorothy Christmas Powell; and his siblings, Michael D Powell Sr and wife Aubrey Powell, Charles Powell and wife Denise Powell, and Jerry Powell, Sharon Powell and Fiance Ronnie Phelps; special niece and nephew Cheyenne and Chase Powell; and his grand-dogs, Fluffy, Oscar, Buddy, Lucy, and Zena. Serving as pallbearers will be Joshua Mettlen, Richard Galvan, James Miller, Doug Vines, Charles Powell and Michael Powell. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Perry Swiney, Stacy Bankhead, Cody Nance and the members of the Sheriff’s Department he served with.
William “Billy” Powell, 64, of Orange, passed away on November 30, 2021 at Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Clyabar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be... View Obituary & Service Information
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