WOLCOTT- William C. "Billie" Powell, 95, passed away on Friday (May 23, 2014) at DeMay Living Center.
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A graveside service will be held on Tuesday (May 27) 11 a.m. at Glenside Cemetery, Wolcott.
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Billie was born on January 9, 1919, in Geneva, a son to the late Clayton and Helen Mulvey Powell. Billie attended Riverside Military Academy in Georgia where he received his Army Commission. He further went on to the University of Georgia, where he played football. Billie was then activated into the US Army. Billie fought in the Pacific, task force Birch at Christmas Island, New Guinea and the Liberation of the Southern Philippines. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medal and his combat infantry badge. Billie was also a combat infantry Commander. He retired from the United States Post Office as a rural mail carrier. Billie coached Little League in Wolcott for many years. His passions in life were Lena and hunting.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Nathalina "Lena"; two sons Barry of Fine and Terry (Patricia) of Wolcott; six grandchildren Krista, Shane, Colleen, Jessica, Erica and Savannah; five great-grandchildren; and one sister.
Predeceased by half brothers and a half sister.
Arrangements were entrusted to Farnsworth-Keysor Funeral Home, North Rose.
Farnsworth-Keysor Funeral Home
5025 Main St
North Rose, NY 14516
Published in Finger Lakes Times from May 25 to May 27, 2014