Bobby Powell

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Funeral services for Bro. Bobby Powell, age88, ofBrownwood, were heldSunday, January12,2014, inthe Heartland Funeral Home Chapel. Burialwithmilitaryhonorsfollowed in the Richland Springs Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday evening. Heaven's gates were opened wide and the Angels were rejoicing  as Bro. Bobby Powell entered through the Pearly Gates to be with loved ones gone before. He heard
the words "Well done, thy good and faithful servant, enter into the gates of Heaven; thy work on earth is done!"  BobbyDeanPowell, bornSeptember14,1925toWilliamReedPowelland Robbie Angeline Burkentered the gates on January 9,2014. Heleavesbehind  a daughter, Peggy Powell of Brownwood, a son Tommy Dean Powell, and wife Barbara of Cimarron, NM; three grandchildren, Felicia Zagorski and husband, Andy of Portales, NM, Tameisha Bolen and husband Rowdy of Smyer, TX, andBucky Dean Powell and wife, Nira of Amistad, NM; greatgrandchildren, Amy and Tyler Dean Powell; and two step-great-granddaughters, Alyssa and Reese Bolen; three sisters, Florence Titlow of Tennessee Colony, TX, Vera ChristianofBartlesville, OK, andIda MaeParks of Arp, TX; two brothers, Wayne Powell of Richland Springs, TX and Norman Powell of Arp, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews. All participate in the clebration of his life. He is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Wynogene King Powell; his parents Reed and Robbie; his brothers Bea, John "Dink", Leon and Melvin; and sisters, Ruth Massey Churchwell and Annie Jeffery. Bobby is a World War II and Korean War veteran. He was a Southern Baptist minister for over 50 years at multiple churches throughout Texas, including First Baptist Church, Douglass, Carlisle Baptist, Henderson, Southside Baptist, Carthage and First Baptist Church, Melvin. For the past nine years he has served as the chaplain for Good Samaritan Ministries. He would often say he had to go and collect his hugs from the ladies who worked there. His doctor told him it was okay to hug 'em, just not pick them up. He was always a cowboy at heart, as cows and horses were one of the interests he had. A favorite activity was to visit his son in New Mexico, to see God's handiwork so magnificently displayed. Many, many people knew him, loved him and were blessed by his life. He leaves a "Bobby-shaped" hole in each heart that no one else can fill.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.heartland funeralhome.net. 
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