Powell, William Tex

  • Monday, March 27, 2023

William Tex Powell, 81, of the West Brow Community of Lookout Mountain, Ga., went home peacefully to be with his Lord on Saturday, March 25, 2023.

Tex was born May 9, 1941 to the late William Duke & Ruby Davis Powell in Rising Fawn. He was a well-known body mechanic in the Tri-state area, and had owned and operated Tex Powell Body Shop on Lookout Mountain for 40 years. He was a founding member of the Trinity Holiness Church.

He was preceded in death by his son, Randall Powell; and siblings, Betty Jo Brewer, Morrell Powell, George “Red” Powell, Janie Mae Felts and infant sister, Elaine Powell.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 41 years, Elaine Bowden Powell; daughter, Carla (Byron) Hicks; son, Adam Powell; granddaughters, Erica (Cory) Strain, Vanessa, (Issac) Simpson, Neil & Nolan Powell; five great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; sisters, Shelby Massey & Louise Hannah; brothers, Larry & Rocky Powell; and several nieces & nephews.

Homegoing services for Tex will be held on Wednesday, March 29 at 2 p.m. in the Ryan Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Erttie Veal officiating. He will be laid to rest at Lake Hills Memorial Gardens in Trenton.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at ryanfuneralhome.net.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour at Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory, Trenton.

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