Funeral services for Tyler Powell will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 23, 2022 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe with Bro. Kurt Auger and Bro. Scottie McDowell officiating. Interment will follow at Rosefield Cemetery, Rosefield, LA. Visitation will be held Friday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe.
Tyler was an Outdoorsman. Men like him are what that word was invented for. He was deeply connected to Nature and all that it provided. Hunting, fishing, camping. Anything the woods and the world had to offer, Tyler enjoyed. On opening day he became as excited as a kid on Christmas morning. He loved all seasons and was a true master sportsman.
Tyler was a friend. He made friends wherever he’d go, and he kept them as he went. Anyone who has ever gone somewhere with Tyler would agree it would only be a matter of time before he ran into someone he knew. It didn’t matter if he was in another town or clear across the country, wherever he went, Tyler had friends. That’s because wherever he went, Tyler made friends. An Incredibly outgoing person, Tyler could talk to strangers as if they were old Buddies. His interest was genuine, his caring sincere. He wanted to know about all people. He wanted to know what they did, what they liked, what scared them, what made them happy. He was the friend that would stay all day if he knew you needed someone to talk to. His focus unwavering, making you feel like the only soul in the world as he would wrap you up in a warm hug and look at you with his giant Cheshire Cat grin, and everything would feel better because he came and sat with you awhile.
Tyler was a son. He was his momma’s baby and his dad’s best buddy. He absolutely adored his parents and was adored by them. We often see parents being proud of their children and his were no exception, but everyone could also see that Tyler was a child that was proud of his parents. He spent much of his free time with them, whether it be helping his mother around the house, watching the fights with his father, or just sitting quietly on the porch with them both, Tyler genuinely enjoyed being with his parents and did so as often as possible. He never passed up the chance to tell anyone and everyone how much he loved his Mom and Dad and how grateful and blessed he was to have the parents he did.
Tyler was a brother. His big brother Allen was his best friend. It must have been a beautiful reunion above when they were together again. I’ve always heard it said that you become like a child again when you reach heaven. I don’t mean you turn 5 years old again, there is no such thing as age in eternity, but you stop worrying over silly adult things like getting embarrassed or hurt feelings. I like the idea of that. It makes me think of them both together just sitting on the banks of a pond casting their rod and reel. Sun is shining, birds are singing, fish are biting. Tyler and Allen are doing things the way they did as kids. They are laughing. They are playing. They are exploring. And they are waiting for their Mom and Dad to come be with them.
Tyler was a member of Paron Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his brother Phillip Allen Powell; grandparents Betty and Merrell McGuffee, grandmother, Julia Mae Powell and grandfather James D. Powell, Jr.
Tyler is survived by his parents, Phillip and Anita Kay Powell; aunts and uncles, Delanea Bekcley, Leland McGuffee, Tim Powell and wife Lynn, Jon Powell and wife Noreen, Jim Powell and wife Cher; special cousin he loved like a sister, Andrea Dailey, husband Stuart, their boys Drake and Taylor; extended family that Tyler loved Justin Coats, wife Holly, their 4 precious son; Cameron and Katie Murray, their precious twin girls; Cecil “Cody” and Emily Leich; “And his Band of brothers from Texas” plus a host of cousins and other family and friends.
Serving as pallbearers will be Cody Leicht, Justin Coats, Ken Coilli, Will Ford, Rafael Lara, Josh Myers, Cameron Murray and Dewayne Warner.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Trey Crawford, Paul Bennett, Trey Bennett and Joe Hartwell.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com