Walter Rogers Powell
Walter Rogers Powell, age 90, of Troy, Alabama, passed away Monday, December 28, 2015. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Green Hills Funeral Home with Reverends Bo Weed and Andrew Knick officiating. Burial will follow in Siloam Baptist Church Cemetery in Rutledge with Curtis Powell, David Dickey, Reid Dickey, Danny Sanders, Robbie Jackson, Stephen Whittington, and Brandon Hill serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men’s III Sunday School Class of Southside Baptist Church, Charlie’s Angels, Jesse Dix and the DAV Chapter 20 Troy Post. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Powell was a member of Southside Baptist Church for 47 years where he served as a Sunday school teacher and Deacon Emeritus. He also served as a Sunday school teacher at Siloam Baptist Church. Mr. Powell was a proud WWII Veteran and a survivor of the Battles of the Bulge and the Rumagen Bridge. He served as the DAV Commander of Pike County Post 20 for 20 years, and was responsible for the installation of the veteran’s memorial that stands outside the Pike County Courthouse. Mr. Powell was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Myrtle Powell; sister, Lanell Steadman, and son-in-law, Malcom Dickey. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ima Powell; son, Curtis Powell of Prattville; daughters, Diane Dickey and Debra (Danny) Sanders both of Troy; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Tommy (JoAnne) Killough and Billy (Ann) Killough; and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend special thanks and appreciation to his caregivers, Janice Dixon and Annie Ruth Tolbert.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his honor to the Wounded Warrior Foundation (c/o Robert Cole) or to Southside Baptist Church. Friends and family can sign the guestbook online at www.greenhillsfuneralhome.net. The staff of Green Hills Funeral Home is honored to serve the Powell family.