Thursday, February 22, 2024

Powell Barbell

I am going to try to pick up the Powell plates tomorrow if they are still available.  A couple of mentions on the Facebook pages recently (Jan 19, 2024).  Not particularly collectible, but certainly vintage.

UPDATE 2/24/2025 - I ended up driving out, but bailing on the purchase.  They were in good shape.

Lewis W. Powell Sr.
20 FEBRUARY, 1944 – 4 NOVEMBER, 2010

POWELL, LEWIS WILLIAM SR. Age 66, born February 20th, 1944, died at home November 4th, 2010 following a long illness. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of East Lake. He graduated from Banks High School, attended Marion Military Institute, graduated in 1966 from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa with a degree in History, and received the ROTC Superior Cadet Award in 1965. He served during 1967-1968 in the Vietnam conflict as a Platoon Leader with Company B, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Vanguards with the First Infantry Division "The Big Red One" and was awarded the Silver Star, Army Commendation Medal with "V" for valor, and received two Purple Hearts. He founded Powell Barbell, Carpet and Hardware. He retired from Lawler Foundry. He is preceded in death by his loving parents, Eddie and Opal Powell; and his beloved brother, Jimmy. Mr. Powell is survived by his wife, Jane; sons, Lewis, Jr. (Rhonda) and Edward James Powell; three grandchildren, Roman, Justin and Baylee; two step-grandchildren, Christopher and Brandon Bowen. The family would like to offer our thanks to everyone associated with Evercare Hospice and in particular Myrna, Marilyn, and Tara. Graveside service with military honors will be held Monday, November 8, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 - 11 a.m. at Roebuck Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans of the American Cancer Society .

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