William James Powell

William James Powell, Devoted husband, father, and friend, was born Jan. 25, 1927, Milton, Ind., departed peacefully to his heavenly promise, March 31, 2014, in Bloomington.

William was a WWII veteran with the 187th Glider Infantry and the 11th Airborne Division, and a member of the Spencer VFW Post 1405. He loved his country and respected her liberty. He was employed in the insurance industry for 45+ years. His interests included wood working, leaving many mementos for his children and grandchildren which they will treasure, and reading. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in New Palestine for 31 years, and currently of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellettsville for 10 years where he served as an elder. John 3:16

He is survived by his wife, of 63 ½ years, Doris Jean (Vest )Powell of Spencer; sons, William David Powell (Roberta) of Whidbey Island, Wash. and James Thomas Powell (Jan) of Gulfport, Miss.; daughters, Kathi Louise Parker (Jim) of Pinedale, Wyo., Kristi Marie Risk (David) of Spencer. His heritage currently includes 11 grandchildren, 11 great- grandchildren, four great -great- grandchildren, and three stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by twin sons, Steven and Stephan Powell; parents, Harry and Naomi (Onstott) Powell; brother,, Charles Powell and Harry Powell Jr. and granddaughter, Rebekah Jean Parker.

Showing was held from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer. Funeral followed at 12:30 p.m. Immediately following the service, William was transported to Zion Lutheran Church in New Palestine for a committal service at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Benevolence Fund of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.westparrishpedigo.com.