James Robert “Bob” Powell, 83, of Shelbyville died Wednesday, November 24, 2021.
A gathering of friends will be held 5-8 p.m. Sunday, November 28th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home.
He was born March 10, 1938 in Atlanta, Georgia; was a retired truck driver for Consolidated Freight of Shelbyville; a member of the Masonic Lodge (Atlanta, Ga.) for 52 years; founding member of the WBTS Station 3 Fire Department; and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James William Powell and Essie Mae Burch Bryan; his wife, Hazel Lee Fordham Powell; brothers and sisters, Joe Powell, Joyce Benson, Betty Thompson, Peggy Bramlett and Jackie Powell.
He is survived by his children, Mike Powell and Jan Ragsdale of Shelbyville; a brother, Jerry Powell (Patricia) of Tullahoma; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.