Funeral services for the late Mr. Ozell (Speedy) Powell Sr., will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. from Greenville High School Auditorium. Pastor Jeff Abner, officiating. Burial will follow in Springhill Cemetery. Hudson Funeral Services, Greenville, Alabama directing.
Mr. Ozell Powell Sr. was born November 17, 1973 to the late Clara Mae Powell and Mr. Booker Hering. One sister; Patina Powell, preceded him in death. At an early age, he joined Spring Hill Baptist Church in Forest Home, AL. He received his diploma from Greenville High School where he lettered in football, track, basketball, and baseball. He was an All American Athlete. He went on to attend the University of Alabama where he became a member of Phi Beta Sigma, Inc. Fraternity, Theta Delta Chapter. He also played football in the 1992 National Championship Team under Coach Gene Stallings. After college, he went on to play in the NFL and participated in both Washington Redskins and Atlanta Falcons franchises. During his athletic career, he also played with the Birmingham Thunderbolts and the Birmingham Steel Dogs.
He leaves to cherish his memory: one son, Ozell Jr, one stepdaughter Amaiya, both of Birmingham, AL; one sister, Shirley Gregory (Bruce) Forest Home, Al; two brothers, Jake Powell (Racquel) Forest home, AL; Henry Fields(Mary) Greenville, AL. He leaves ten nieces and nephews that he loved dearly: Chakeeta, Laderrick, Jacquez, Lavangelo, GeAngelo, Breandalyn, Kersey, Jonathan, Jacob, and Shannon. He also leaves three great nieces: Kiana, Kamia and Germany; and a godson, Jacqua Daniels, Georgia; his close friends Leigh, Dexter, Elijah, Sennacherib, Kendall; a special and devoted friend, Kathy Higdon; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.