William S. Powell Jr. was born to Lenora Jackson and William S. Powell Sr. on October 31st, 1932, in Wheelwright, Kentucky. William accepted the Lord’s hand on November 2nd, 2022. He graduated high school in Wheelwright, Kentucky where he went on to college to study medicine. While attending college he was drafted into the United States Army where he was in the Korea War in the early 1950’s. He traveled to Japan and Germany before returning to the United States. William came to Oberlin, Ohio in the late 1950’s. He became a member of American Legion Fifth District Commander Post 656 where he served as post commander. He worked in the Steel Mill, Elyria Foundry, and Oberlin College where he retired in 1997.
He was a faithful member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where he served many ministries and enjoyed singing in the Man's choir as well as the King’s Man’s choir. He enjoyed singing, fishing, cooking, and always had a clean car.
He leaves behind Margie (Grady) Holloway, Darwin Isom of Elyria, Adrian Powell, Davida Franklin of Michigan, Rhonda Powell, Lisa (Alaric) Pool of Lorain, Stacy Smith of Illinois, Joyce Edwards of Oberlin, Deseree (David) Carver of Elyria, 2 sisters Shirley Ann (Howard) Chambers of Oberlin and Hattie Adams of Indiana, 3 brothers-in-law James Johnson, Dwayne Hubbard of Elyria and Lloyd Walden of Texas, 16 grandchildren and great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents Lenora Jackson- Adams and Williams S. Powell Sr., his wife Lazelle Powell, 1 child, 9 sisters, and 2 brothers.
A service to celebrate the life of William S. Powell Jr. will be held on Tuesday, November 15th, 2022, with visitation from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00am.
Service will be held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 47 Locust Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074 and repast will be in the fellowship hall.
Arrangements entrusted to
Carter Funeral Home Inc.