He was the son of Johnnie W. and Annie Garrett Powell.
Billy served in the Air Force and retired from Alcoa after 17 years of service. He also served as Point Comfort Chief of Police as well as a member of the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office prior to retirement.
Billy is survived by his wife, Martha Kohl Powell; sons, Reagan James (Patricia) Powell and Billy Kohl (Jennifer) Powell sisters, Madeline Miller, Johnnie Chancellor and Jacqueline Warren and brother James Edward (Hazel) Powell; and grandchildren, Natalie Lynn, Kohl Wayne and Karter Otto Powell.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 18 at 4 p.m. at Grace Funeral Home in Goliad with Pastor Randy Bruno officiating.
The family asks that in lieu of usual remembrances donations be made in Billy's memory to the Baylor College of Medicine Cancer Center in Houston.
Service entrusted to Grace Funeral Home Goliad, 361 645-3216.