June 19, 1927 - October 31, 2010
Mr. Walter W. Powell, 83, of Sylvester died Sunday October 31, 2010 at his residence. The funeral service will be held Thursday 11:00 AM at the Sylvester First Baptist Church with interment to follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery with Dr. Ben Bush and Rev. Matt Green officiating. A lifelong resident of Worth County, Mr. Powell was the son of the late Alexander R. and Judie Young Powell. He attended Auburn University and was a Farmer and President of Sylvester Farm Equipment and Turner County Farm Equipment. He was a former Jaycee and one of the founding members of the National Farmers Organization and Worth Academy. Mr. Powell loved to till the soil and received the life time service award in agriculture and mankind in 1994. He was a conservationist and enjoyed fishing. Mr. Powell served in the Merchant Marines and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sylvester. Survivors include his daughter, Paula P. Wishum and her husband Doug of Sylvester; grandchildren, Ryan Wishum and his wife Jennifer of Cary, NC and Wesley Wishum and his fiancé Lindsey Moore of Sylvester; sisters, Rossiline P. Shiver of Albany and Judy P. Sutton of Sumner; brothers, Hugh M. Powell of Fayetteville, NC and Jack H. Powell of Dawson; special friend, Margaret Giddens. The family would like to express a special thanks to his caregivers, Matt Listro and Esker Fowler. Mr. Powell was preceded in death by his wife Marion Brown Powell who died on November 16, 2007, a son David Steven Powell who died on July 7, 1971 and two sisters, Christina Powell and Hattie Mae Price. For those desiring memorials may be made to the Sylvester First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 309, Sylvester, GA 31791. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Banks Funeral Home. Sign our online guest registry at www.banksfh.com Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester is in charge of arrangements.
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