William Powell Sr., 74

William Lee "Bill"  Powell, Sr., 74, of Laketon, died at 5:29 a.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne. 

He was born Aug. 11, 1943 in Wabash, to Everett and Margaret (Stouffer) Powell.

Bill was a 1962 graduate of Wabash High School.  He married Donna Porter in Wabash on July 11, 1963.  He was a retired truck driver for Ford Meter Box in Wabash, and a member of the Laketon Sons of the American Legion.  He enjoyed playing cards and golfing.  Bill lived in Roann for 40 years.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Powell of Laketon; three sons, William "Lee" (Nancy) Powell, Jr. of Wabash, Matthew (Cindy) Powell of North Manchester, and Shawn (Joie) Powell of Newburgh; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; brother, Larry (Aileen) Powell of Wabash, and two sisters, Sharon (John) Petro and Pam (Gary) Wright, both of LaFontaine.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will receive friends in Bill's memory at the Roann Community Building on June 2, 2018, from noon on.

Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wabash County Cancer Society.

The memorial guest book for Bill may be signed at


Posted on 2018 May 15