W J Powell
August 19, 2025 ~ May 6, 2008
LINDENServices for Wiley John Powell, 82, of Linden will be at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Pincrest Baptist Church in Linden with Dr. Bryan Baggett officiating. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home of Linden. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 7 from 6 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home. Mr. Powell was born August 19, 1925 in Edgewood, Texas, to Obed and Clara Elizabeth Watson Powell. He passed away at his daughter's home in Carterville on Tuesday, May 6, 2008. He was an inspector with Lone Star Steel Co., a Mason, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, a deacon of Pinecrest Baptist Church, and was treasurer and trustee of Union Hill Cemetery Association. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother. Survivors include his wife, Billye Joyce Powell; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Tim Knepp, two grandchildren, Andy and Kelli Knepp, all of Linden; one brother and sister-in-law, O.C. and Mavis Powell of Carthage; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Myrtis Doss of Marshall, Lillie Mae Hampton of Atlanta, and Ruth and Bo Green of Linden; also, several nieces, nephews and cousins.