Robert Rance "Bobby" Powell, 74, of Leroy died July 27, 2011 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 15, 1936. He was in the United States Army during peacetime. He was retired from Boise Paper Mill.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia J. Powell, Leroy; one son, Randy (Kathy) Powell, Robertsdale; one daughter, Wendi (Roger) Pearson, Robertsdale; one step-son, Michael (Jennifer) Bailey, Tibbie, one step-daughter, Linda Gates, St. Stephens; one sister, Jean Blackmon, St. Stephens; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rance and Helen Powell and three brothers, James Powell, Billy Ray Powell and Joel Powell.
Visitation will be Friday, July 29 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Lathan Funeral Home Chapel in Jackson. The service will be Saturday, July 30 at 11 a.m. at Lathan Funeral Home Chapel in Jackson with Revs. Glenn Sullivan and Don Phillips officiating. Burial will be in the Clearwater Cemetery in Wagarville.
Active pallbearers will be Randy Powell, Robert Davis, Daryl Powell, Steve Powell, Channon Powell, Alton Powell and Greg Tarver.
Honorary pallbearers will be Norman "Bud" Powell, Ralph Roney and Steve Williams.
An online guest book may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.
Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.