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William Gregory Powell

May 1, 1949 - August 29, 2019

William Gregory Powell was born on May 1st, 1949 in Monroe, Louisiana and passed away on August 29th , 2019.  He was the second child of former Monroe Mayor Robert Ellis Powell and his wife Nell Colson Powell.

Growing up, Greg always had a wonderful sense of humor.  He had an instinctive way with people and could …read more

William Gregory Powell was born on May 1st, 1949 in Monroe, Louisiana and passed away on August 29th , 2019.  He was the second child of former Monroe Mayor Robert Ellis Powell and his wife Nell Colson Powell.

Growing up, Greg always had a wonderful sense of humor.  He had an instinctive way with people and could relate to virtually anyone.  He was a gifted musician, who excelled in trumpet as well as the bass guitar.  He graduated from Neville High School and Louisiana State University (LSU).  His diligent musical practicing enhanced the family home, and gave him some great experiences traveling with various bands. At LSU he was an active member of Lambda Chi Alpha, and took great comfort from the relationships he developed there. While working at St. Francis Hospital, he obtained his Masters at Tulane University in public health administration.

He is survived by his brother, Robert Ellis Powell, Jr. and wife Jagoda Powell; and sister Elizabeth Betty Powell.  He is also survived by his niece Sara Arny Powell and her daughter Lydia Powell, and nephews Fryderyk Powell and his wife Johanna and Michael Lee Powell and his wife Kristen Gilmore Powell.  He is also survived by Dorothy Powell and various other cousins.

Greg possessed a deep affection for the Ouachita River and the Great State of Louisiana—from his birthplace of Monroe to the wondrous city of New Orleans.  He would often travel between Monroe, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, constantly appreciating the natural and cultural beauty of the Ouachita River Watershed.  His incessant humor and tenacious spirit will forever be missed.

A memorial service will be held at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home, 1200 Lamy Lane, Monroe, Louisiana on Friday, September 6th from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM.

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Date: Friday, September 6, 2019

Time: 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Kilpatrick Funeral Homes - Monroe

Address:

1200 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201

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