William Richard Powell, age 71, passed away on October 13, 2018, at his residence in Brenham, Texas.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday October 18, 2018 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Rev. Stephen Whaley will officiate.
Richard was born on November 29, 1946 in Houston, Texas to Paul Taylor and Johnnie (Hill) Powell. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University and his Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law. Richard was in private practice for a number of years prior to moving to Brenham; where he spent his time ranching, gardening, and traveling. He was an avid cook who loved entertaining friends and family. He most recently served as the Vice-Chair on the Board of Trustees for Blinn College.
Richard was a loving husband of 44 years and a dedicated father and grandfather. He will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara (Andrau) Powell, sons Douglas Peck (Missy), Randall Peck (Lisa) and Richard Alan Powell (Danyel); daughter Deborah Billeaud (Tommy); brother Robert B. Powell and sister-in-law Sue; sister-in-law Paula Powell; sister Jane and brother- in-law Dr. Sid Jones; and sister-in-law Nancy Andrau. Grandchildren: Taylor Higdon, Braden Henry, Jessica Peck, Chase Powell, Shelby Peck, Ainsley Powell, Avery Peck, Abigail Cullip, Rylee Cullip, and Joshua Peck.
Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com. At Richard’s request, please make memorial contributions to the charity of your choice.
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