William “Bill” Francis Powell, age 82, the son of Edward “E.C.” and Pearl Donald Powell born September 4, 1937, passed away July 10, 2020 at home after a lengthy illness.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn of 64 years. He is survived by his brother Howard Powell and children: Thomas (Kay) Powell, Robin (James) Kern and Sharon (Rick) Simon; grandchildren: Robert Kern, Meagan Kern Fyffe, Adam Kern, Alissa Simon, Scott Simon and William Powell; 9 great grandchildren and 2 great great-grandchildren.
Bill attended Deshler High School and worked at Campbell Soup Company for many years. He enjoyed a lifelong love of history, especially the civil war and participated in a civil war reenactment group for many years. He loved to travel, read and tend to his yard.
There will be a private graveside service in Marion Township Cemetery. Memorial in Bill’s honor may be left to Putnam County Hospice.
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