William Gregory Powell
May 1, 1949 - August 29, 2019
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Kilpatrick Funeral Home
1200 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
318-323-9611 | Map
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Kilpatrick Funeral Homes - Monroe
1200 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
318-323-9611 | Map
Friday 9/6, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

William Gregory Powell was born on May 1st, 1949 in Monroe, Louisiana and passed away on August 29th , 2019. He was the second child of former Monroe Mayor Robert Ellis Powell and his wife Nell Colson Powell.Growing up, Greg always had a wonderful sense of humor. He had an instinctive way with people and…

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Andy Cale left a message on September 7, 2019:
Very sad occasion to be saying goodbye to Greg. It was a wonderful day to hook up with Greg a couple of years ago and play some music together. He only talked about the joy of working up some music projects rather than complaining about health issues. Powerful message to carry forward. Just as lots of others, I will miss Greg.
Artie Bray left a message on September 6, 2019:
Greg told me a story a few years ago about signing up for a martial arts class. He was a little nervous before the first class so he smoked a joint and immediately became paranoid. He was paired with a blind man and according to Greg "he threw me from one wall to the other. I didn't go back." It's funny and typical of Greg but the irony is that, for as long as I knew him, he never backed down from from any setback. I knew him in his manic and drinking days and his recovery days and, finally, his dialysis days. He was an eternal optimist. He was funny. He was engaging. He was so many things. He was my friend and I loved him.
Bob Bray left a message on September 6, 2019:
As many have acknowledged, Greg was many things to many people. He was smart, talented, witty, and had powers of memory that entertained all of us as we recalled the foibles of our youth in Monroe. Perhaps above all, he was a fighter. He conquered his alcohol problems and helped countless others regain their sobriety through his sponsorship with his AA associates. He also fought so long and hard against his kidney disease. He was tenacious and kept up his optimism until the disease finally put him to rest. HIs humor and spirit will be forever missed.
Patricia Spaulding, Clerk of Session, Jefferson Presbyterian Church left a message on September 6, 2019:
Greg became a Ruling Elder at Jefferson Presbyterian Church. He expressed how important it was to him! He always had good ideas to share with the Session! He was loved and appreciated at Jefferson Presbyterian Church!
Loretta Credo and Mike Giangrosso left a message on September 6, 2019:
Greg was a wonderful elder at Jefferson Presbyterian Church outside of New Orleans. He always had big dreams for our small congregation. He worked with the Food Bank while his health allowed. We missed him when he chose to return to Monroe to be near family. May he Rest In Peace.
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Mark H. Kramar left a message on September 6, 2019:
So glad our friendship continued all these years. We made each other laugh, a lot, every time we talked. So glad he found his faith in God, as we understand Him. Notwithstanding all the troubles he faced in the last few years, he remained undefeated and spiritually well connected. And we still laughed together, every time. Das Rite.
robert mccue left a message on September 5, 2019:
I am glad i had an opportunity in the last 12 months to offer support to Greg regarding a downtown music studio in monroe, one that was likely never going to happen. in his mortal circumstances it gave him hope. we all got to walk that road.
Couvillon left a message on September 4, 2019:
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Barbara Clark left a message on September 4, 2019:
My deep condolences for the family and my sweet friend Betty. May he rest in peace and family feel comfort going forward. Prayers for peace to all who loved Greg.
Judy Jacobs Williams left a message on September 4, 2019:
Greg, a friend since the 6th grade, many memories especially from Lee Junior High. We rode horses, and enjoyed the Fun Club events. Greg was so full of life and always so funny. People were drawn to him. Greg, I’m so sorry you suffered so here on earth but I am confident that your suffering is now over and you are in Paradise. I’m sure you are playing music for the angels! We will meet again one day.
Martha Sparrow, MD left a message on September 4, 2019:
Prayers to Greg’s family as they celebratethe passing of our friend.
Angie Barker left a message on September 3, 2019:
Love and prayers, and thanks for the many memories.
Burt W Sperry left a message on September 3, 2019:
For you, Master Greg, We all hope you are in a much better place, knowing that the past several years, your life has had too few ups and many downs. You will always be in my thoughts every time I see something that jogs my memory of our past adventures, incidences, events, and wild-assed-shit that was the bread and butter of our everyday life. RIP, but do keep up your distinctive sense of humor, am sure the all folks around will appreciate it, just as all of us have for many moons gone by. Your buddies, Burt, Amparo, Georgiana and Briana Sperry
Carol Ludwig left a message on September 2, 2019:
You were such a good person and I'll miss our friendship. We will see each other again. Rest in peace, my friend.
Mike Mullens Jr left a message on September 2, 2019:
The man behind the legend. Thanks for being such a grand friend to my dad and somewhat in a manner to me as I struggled growing. I can’t wait to see you again after the Lord and His saints have wiped all evil out! No goodbyes, just rest and see you soon. Love,Mike jr
Joe Namie left a message on September 2, 2019:
Dear GregAs many of your friends’s thoughts take shape in these final words, there is nothing final about the cherished memories especially now. Much like a great artist’s work becomes more valuable with their passing unto God’s loving Presence, so do the memories we all shared in that creative spontaneity of our youth. So many come to mind from Neville and the close years beyond with college, Vietnam era, marriages and births but the most recent being with you as you DJ’d our great 50th class reunion. This will remain the Ebenezer of all. As has been said from other classmates, you were talented, so quick with your mind and as I learned so humble when faced with his health issues.You are among the first of our class, the generation of the 60s that finished the Race. Your life wove a unique thread in the tapestry of our lives.May you enjoy the Wonder of Paradise and I’ll see you at the next “ S choir” meeting thereColonel
Moon Mullens left a message on September 2, 2019:
A close friendship that I will always cherish. Felt like we were joined at the hip. Heaven surely has a new source of humor now . RIP my good friend.
nelson warner left a message on September 2, 2019:
I will miss my old buddy. After so many conversations i know that he is in our Lord's loving arms. I love you my brother and will see you soon.
Susan Head left a message on September 2, 2019:
I was saddened to hear of Greg’s death and my heart and well-wishes go out to his family and loved ones. I’ve known Greg since 7th grade. We were sweethearts through High School and into college and remained friends throughout our lives. Greg was smart, talented, funny, irreverent and loving. He struggled throughout his life with health issues but remained bright and optimistic most of his life. As his health declined in the last couple of years, I think it became increasingly difficult to remain hopeful. Every time I hear soul music, especially Otis Redding, I will think of Greg. Greg, you made lasting memories and you will be missed.
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
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