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Billy Don Powell

June 25, 1934 –
 February 18, 2023


Billy Don Powell, age 88, died peacefully at his home in Carrollton, TX on February18th 2023.

Born June 25th, 1934 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, he lived in and around Dallas most of his life.  He worked for Friendly Chevrolet in their parts department before serving in the Army.  In the army, because of his knowledge of car parts and all things mechanical, he served as head of the supply office in Korea after the Korean War. Once stateside he eventually opened his first Texaco gas station in Oak Cliff. He soon went on to own several more stations. A Gulf, American, and another Texaco, to name a few.  He was a natural business man.  He loved cars, and bought and sold many as a side business.  In 1974 he opened Richardson Automotive, and owned it until he retired.  He was a God-fearing man, and a generous man, who loved the Lord, his family, bowling, and Gospel music.  He spent many hours studying his Bible, and became quite the scholar, and enjoyed teaching it.

Bill and his wife Judy were long time members of Lavon Drive Baptist church, before joining Hillcrest Church in Dallas. In retirement, they attended Prestonwood Baptist, before settling at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship.

Bill leaves behind his beloved wife Judy of almost 55 years (Next month,) his sister Betty Lewis, his three children, Jim Powell and his wife Angela, Billy Don Powell Jr., and daughter Sharon Canter and her husband Cameron, his four grandchildren, Ashley Abston and her husband Jonathan, Parker Powell and his wife Shannon, Tori Canter, and Grant Canter. Bill was preceded in death by parents O.M. and Elizabeth Powell, brother David Powell, and daughter-in-law Holly Powell.

A service will be held Monday February 27, 2023 at 11:00 am at ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home located at 19310 Preston Road Dallas, Texas 75252 (214) 306-6700.

If you wish, memorial contributions are welcome for the Proclaim Cuba Ministry at

Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website.

Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252





    Madge Cornell
    22 Feb 2023

    Bill Powell was a wonderful brother-in-law and friend. A TRUE Christian example.
    You never wondered where he stood in his beliefs. Within minutes of any conversation the subject was directed to the Lord.
    He loved and provided for his family.
    I will greatly miss him, but rejoice in the fact that he is where he longed to be, in his heavenly home with his Lord and Savior🙏
    See ya later Bill❣️

    Tiffany Osborn & Family
    22 Feb 2023

    Praying for your family, Mrs. Judy. We love you.

    Brenda Cerniglia
    22 Feb 2023

    Bill Powell was a good man who loved his Lord and adored his family. Because he walked with Jesus we know we will see him again. Judy, I know your heart is breaking and I am fervently praying for you and your family. ❤️🙏🏻

    Shirley Lowe
    27 Feb 2023

    Sharon, although I did not know your Dad well, I know he must have been a wonderful Christian man because I do know his beautiful daughter and that she has a heart for God. Thinking of you and praying for you today.
    Much love,

    Andrew Wischmeyer
    27 Feb 2023

    Sharon, I didn’t know your dad but in looking at the comments I can tell he was a man who knew the Lord Jesus here on earth, and because of that he is now with him for eternity. I celebrate that spiritual reality with you but I’m sure you miss him and I pray God’s peace for you and your family as you mourn.

    Grace and peace,

    Larry Rice
    27 Feb 2023

    He is Finally Home! A seasoned friend of God.
    He will love Heaven! A place where had spent so much of his life reading, thinking, and talking about.
    He’s already hearing his favorite music! Singing along with perfect pitch! Singing songs the angels cannot sing…the songs of the Redeemed!
    I bet if we were be able to find him in Heaven right this minute, he would be at Jesus’ feet!
    I will miss our talks. But we’ll pick up where we left off, when I have finished my purpose here.
    So, Bill, go rest high upon the Mountain! We’ll be there soon!

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