McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Billy Earl Powell

    Billy Earl Powell, age 72 of Cosby, TN died October 11, 2016 at the Newport Medical Center in Newport, Tn.

    Born June 4, 1944 in Hegira, Ky. to the late Lucian and Opal Wray Powell and was the husband to Brenda Powell

    He created wooden lamps for the retail industry around Pigeon Forge, Tn. and was of the Baptist faith and a veteran of the United States Army.

    Survivors, in addition to his wife are one daughter Sherry (Chris) Mooneyham of Edmonton, one step daughter Stacey Mooneyham; one son Billy Joe (BJ) Powell of Cosby and a step son Martin Mooneyham of Crosby; two brothers Jim Powell and wife Delcie  of Burkesville, John Powell and wife Cheryl Denice of Albany and Larry (Porky) Powell and wife Judy of Beaumont, two grandchildren Shana Jessie and Shane Davis

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother Ronnie Powell.

    Funeral services will be Friday – October 14, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at the Rose of Sharon Church in Burkesville, Ky. with burial to follow in the Rose of Sharon Cemetery.

    Visitation will begin Thursday October 13, 2016 from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the McMurtrey Funeral Home and October 14, 2016 from 9:00 – 1:00 at the Rose of Sharon Church.

     Memorials are encouraged to help with the funeral expenses and can be left at the funeral home.