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John Charles Powell
Sunday, November 13, 2011
4:00 PM until 6:00 PM
Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home
1700 Normal Park Dr.
Huntsville, TX 77340
Monday, November 14, 2011
Coldspring United Methodist Church
Corner of Hwy 150 & 1 Cemetery Road
Interment will be held at Old Waverly Cemetery, New Waverly, Texas
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|John Charles “Johnny” Powell, 70 of San Antonio died on Thursday, November10, 2011
in San Antonio, Texas. John was a retired architect. Funeral Services will be held at
11:00 AM Monday, November 14, 2011 from the First United Methodist Church in
Coldspring, Texas, with Dr. James E. Powell and Rev. David Green officiating. Burial will
Follow in Old Waverly Cemetery with all services under the direction of Sam Houston
Memorial Funeral Home of Huntsville, Texas. A family visitation will be held at Sam
Houston Memorial Funeral Home on Sunday, November 13 from 4:00-6:00 PM.
Johnny was born October 21, 1941 in Ft. Worth, Texas, the son of Charles Edward
“Buddy” and Lillian Hill Powell. He married Alice Sharon Price on June 12, 1965 at
The First Baptist Church in Coldspring, Texas. He graduated with a Master’s Degree
in Architecture Construction and Design from Texas A & M University and was a
Navy Veteran, attaining the rank of Machinist Mate First Class while serving on the
USS Thomas Edison Nuclear Submarine.
Johnny began his career as a Design Architect and Construction Supervisor in 1974 with
H.B. Zachry Construction of San Antonio, Texas. During his career his projects took him
to Porte Rico, the Philippines, Kwajalein, Dominican Republic, San Francisco and
Las Vegas. A project he was especially proud of was the design and building of
“Listening Stations” located between Israel and Egypt. He also did designs and
Construction for Holiday Inn Corporation, Perkins Restaurants, and Sea World
of San Antonio. He retired in 2004.
He was a member of Alamo Heights Christian Church in San Antonio and a member
of the Alamo “A’s”Club. Over the years Johnny and his dad Buddy (with his mother
Lillian completing the Upholstery work), totally restored several Ford Model “A”
automobiles and a truck to their original “Mint” condition. He took great pride in
not only driving these restored vehicles, but won numerous awards and recognitions
through Model “A” Club shows and events. He also enjoyed hand-crafting and
collecting reproductions of antique Flintlock and Percussion firearms. As with the
detail and perfection he insisted upon with the design and construction of his
architectural projects and the restoration of antique automobiles..He applied the
same artesian and craftsmanship skills to the completion of his “Black Power”
Johnny is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon Price Powell, son James Charles
Powell and wife Janet, and one grandson, Derek James Powell all of San Antonio.
his mother Lillian Hill Powell of Evergreen, a brother Dr. James E. Powell and wife
Carolyn of Albuquerque, New Mexico, a sister Jeanette Bland and husband Craig
of Morgan’s Point, Texas, his mother-in-law Lottie J. Price of Coldspring and a number
of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Edward “Buddy” Powell.
Pallbearers will be John B. Powell, Craig Bland, Jason Bland, Scott Bland,
Jimmy M Jones and Dr. James E. Powell.
The family asks that memorials be made to the Charity of their choice.
Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family
may do so at www.shmfh.com.