Mr. Powell and the former Sylvia Wilkins were married December 21, 1962 by Dr. Billy Hurt in Benton. Their attendants were Larry and Sherry Wilkins. Mrs. Powell is a retired teacher from the Marshall County school system. She is the daughter of the late Pat and Norma Wilkins.
Mr. Powell is a retired maintenance supervisor from Arkema Inc. in Calvert City. He is the son of the late Chester Ray Powell and Evelyn Powell Wilkins.
They are the parents of Tony Powell of Murray, Tim Powell of Old Hickory, Tenn., John Powell ofPortland, Ore., Teresa English and Josh Powell both of Benton. They have 6 grandchildren.