William “Bill” E. Powell

Vermont – William E. Powell, 74, of Vermont, passed away at 9:07 PM on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. He was born on April 22, 1943 in Ray, IL to Ralph A. and Nora Kathryn (Miller) Powell.

Surviving is one son, Derek A. Powell of Grafton, WI, one sister, Joyce E. Hickey of Lincoln, IL, and two nephews, John M. (Cheryl) Hickey Jr. of Normal, IL, and William A. Hickey of Hudson, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, John A. Powell.

William retired as a factory worker from Navistar International Truck Engine Corporation.

William served in the Army during Vietnam.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, July 10, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Father Daniel Ebker will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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4 Responses to William “Bill” E. Powell

  1. John & Cheryl Hickey says:

    Uncle Bill, you will be missed! Holidays wont be the same without you. You had some fascinating stories to tell us. And you always brought the best cakes! John is really going to miss the stories that you told him about growing up with his mom and especially the stories about his grandpa and grandma! Be sure to tell everyone in Heaven hello from us!, and give Thunder a big hug! Love, John and Cheryl

  2. Susie says:

    Derek,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are here for you if there’s anything we can do to help.
    George & Susie

  3. Kenny Powell says:

    Some of my fondest memories as a child were spent with my father on coon hunting trips at Ralph and Katherines in Rushville. My father Gordon and Bill would do most of the hunting. I was young and Ralph would stay with me build a fire and tell stories until they were finished with the coon hunting. The best part was the fine meals Katherine would fix before we went out.

  4. R. Ervin says:

    Bill was my friend. We were neighbors, and kept in touch over the years. I had been attempting to contact Bill for the past three weeks, as I live in Ohio. I wanted to visit him, but never made it out. His number was disconnected, and I asked my daughter to see if she could find out how he is, or how I could get in touch with him. I am so sorry to hear about Bills passing, and I want to give my condolences to the family. We had some good times together, and he was a great guy! I remember him bringing me beans and cornbread, and sitting together and talking about the war, about our families and about life, and laughing at all the stories. My sympathies are with you.

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