James Powell, 76, of Normangee, went to be with the Lord, Monday, May 2, 2011, surrounded by family and loved ones.

A celebration of life for James was held Wednesday, May 4, at the First Baptist Church of Normangee, Bro. Bob Shirley presided. Burial followed at the Wealthy Cemetery.

James Powell was born to the parents John T. and Versie (Herren) Powell, February 28, 1935, in Marquez, TX. James married Peggy Hardy on June 5, 1954, and had three loving children. He was a former police officer for the Baytown Police Dept., Pastor, and retired from Nucor Steel. James loved to play his guitar and teach the bible to anyone who would listen. James and Peggy were faithful Christians and were members of the Grace Bible Church.

James was preceded in death by both parents, John and Versie Powell; two brothers Edward and Louie Powell; and four sisters Vera Powell, Mary Louise Bennett, Virginia Fletcher, and Geraldine Tatum.

James is survived by his wife Peggy Powell; a son Dennis Powell and wife Pamela of Huffman; two daughters Talitha Powell, and Terrie Pau and husband Jorge, both of Houston; two brothers Jimmy Powell and Gerald Powell and wife Pamela; two sisters June Powell and Lilly Seelye; three grandchildren, Steven Powell, Chris Powell and wife Pam, and Emily Pau; two great grandchildren Abby and Patrick Powell.

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