Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bobby Powell

My husband and my partner - I love him so much.  This is the obituary write-up from Baldwin-Lee.  I thought they did a good job putting this into words.  
In Memory of  Robert "Bobby" Powell
August 17, 1951 - January 20, 2015

Robert W. "Bobby" Powell, 63, passed from this life Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Brandon.

Visitation will be 5:00-7:00pm, Friday, January 23, 2015 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Funeral services will follow at 7:00pm in the funeral home chapel.

Bobby was born Friday, August 17, 1951, a son of the late Wiley T. Powell and Dessa Hobson Powell. A native of Pearl, Bobby graduated from Pearl High School in 1969. A natural athlete, Bobby played baseball in school for many years. He was considered for Major League recruitment but opted to enlist in the military. Bobby proudly served our country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea's Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

Before retirement, he worked for many years as an electrician in the Jackson area. Bobby's favorite times were spent with his family and friends, and he particularly enjoyed Christmas and birthday celebrations. A true animal lover, more than once Bobby brought home stray or abandoned dogs he had found to love and care for. He also had a keen interest in collecting Coca Cola memorabilia.

Bobby had a strong Christian faith and walked with God. He was a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church in Madison. He had been active within several AA groups and supported the church's recovery ministry. He loved to share his faith with those who were struggling with addictions.

As many know, Bobby was a talented and gifted musician, writing and performing many original songs. He also played several instruments, including guitar and piano. His music will remain in the hearts of all who were honored to know and love Bobby.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Julie Magee Powell; son, Robby Powell; daughter, Kerri Raspberry; grandchildren, Mackenzie Powell, Brooklyn Powell, Codi Ray, Robby Powell and Chance Dent; brother, Donnie Powell; and sisters, Sandra Price and Patsy Neese.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association at

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