Frederick 'Fred' Herman Powell
Frederick "Fred" Herman Powell, 76, of Knoxville TN passed away on November 29th, 2017 with all his children by his side.
Fred was born in Reidsville, NC on January 6th, 1941. He was a student at the University of Tennessee where he received his degree in journalism and where he met his eventual wife "Nancy"---the love of his life who preceded him in death.
Upon graduation, Fred started his 45-year career with the Knoxville News-Sentinel. Fred considered the years spent with Nancy raising their children as the most precious time of his life. Fred's children too reminisce about those years---hikes in the Smoky Mountains, vacations to Myrtle Beach, backyard picnics and games, fishing, holiday traditions, and so much more. Fred sought to maximize experiences with his family never letting anything take a higher priority. His children recall the many times he would say "I'm never too busy or tired for you" and "I want you to know that you can always talk to me about anything". Truly, Fred was the embodiment of what it means to put family first and for that he will be dearly missed.
Fred is survived by his many loving children and grandchildren.
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Dec. 2 to Dec. 3, 2017.