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William Albert Powell

July 7, 1935 –
 December 30, 2022


William Albert “Bill” Powell, 87 of Plano Texas died peacefully after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family.

Born on July 7, 1935, to Floyd and Catherine Powell in Columbus Ohio, Bill attended Holy Rosary High School and was a graduate of his beloved Ohio State University where he studied accounting and received his Certified Public Accounting license. Bill married his elementary school sweetheart Barbara Hutchings, also of Columbus Ohio. They briefly relocated to Chicago, Illinois and Framingham, Massachusetts before ultimately settling in Plano Texas.

Bill is survived by his wife of over 65 years, Barbara, daughters Karen Creel and her husband Colin of Allen, Texas, Kristine Kolodziej and her husband Brian of Atlanta, Georgia and Kimberlee Nelson and her husband James of Dallas, Texas.  He also leaves behind six grandchildren Amanda, Abbey, Meagan, Connor, Arrington and Audreann.  An avid Buckeye fan, Bill rarely missed watching one of their sporting events, usually wearing his scarlet red Ohio State hat or sweatshirt, yelling at the TV, and watching the “Best Damn Band in the Land” perform. Bill enjoyed fishing trips with his sons-in-law.  He also enjoyed the Texas lifestyle, including year-round outdoor activities and playing Poker with the local Italian Club. At home, he was always open for family card playing nights, and he took no mercy with the players of any age at the table.  For relaxation, he and Barbara enjoyed traveling to numerous European destinations, spending holidays, and hosting memorable beach vacations with his entire family.

Professionally, Bill enjoyed a long and successful career as a CPA, including stints at Arthur Andersen and Components Corporation of America until his retirement at the age of 71.  Bill was a lifelong practicing Catholic and founding parishioner of Prince of Peace Catholic Church where he was a Board member. Bill also volunteered his time at many organizations including Meals on Wheels and the Plano Police Department where he proudly collected $3.5 million in warrants.

He will be dearly missed but will always be remembered as a generous caring husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, brother, neighbor, and friend.

The family suggest that memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels.

2 Thoughts on William Albert Powell
    Jim Powell
    5 Jan 2023

    Bill Powell …
    Bill is my oldest brother, I loved him and he was one of my life long hero’s. He was our first collage graduates in our family. He went on to merry his love of his life Barbara and raised three wonderful daughters Karen, Kris and Kim. He had a amazing corp. career and was very well regarded as a top Financial expert in his field. Our parents were very loving and installed in us that hard work and belief in Jesus Christ was the key success and happiness. Bill never forget his humble beginnings, his faith and loving one another.
    Rest In Peace and tell Mom & Dad I said hi ….
    Love you Bill ,
    Jim Powell

    Robert & Pam Mabry
    5 Jan 2023

    The first time we met Bill was when he and Barb were building their house across the street from us and he zoomed up in his corvette. This tall man unfolded as he stepped out of the car. The rest is history…a treasured friendship started thereafter. As the years have passed, Bill and Barb moved to The Conservatory and enjoyed their new
    surroundings, especially Poker night. We truly missed having them across the street to send him leftovers of homemade enchiladas, gumbo and southern style veggies.
    But most of all, we missed the warm and welcoming feeling they always shared with us. To Karen Kris and Kim…..Your Dad will be with you always through the many cherished memories you made together. You and your family are in thoughts and prayers. Love, Robert & Pam Mabry

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