1LT William J. Powell ("Josh") USA
Date of Birth: Sept. 11, 1989
Date of Death: December 13, 2016 - View or Post a Eulogy
William Joshua Powell, known as Josh by friends and family, passed away
on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 in Nashville, TN. Josh was 27 years of
age. He was assigned to 2 BDE
Infantry at Ft. Campbell, KY.
Josh entered into
this life on September 11, 1989 in Henderson, Kentucky and was preceded
in death by his paternal grandfather, Charles "Bliss" Powell. He
was a member of the 2008 graduating class at Wharton High School in
Tampa, Florida. After highschool, Josh was recruited to
play football for Army at the United States Military Academy.
Josh loved his Country and cherished the West Point brotherhood.
Upon graduating from West Point in 2013, Josh earned his Ranger tab
6-14. Josh also had several special interests which included
traveling, baseball, hunting, fishing, shooting guns, winter trips to
Montana and of course UK Basketball. On November 12, 2016, Josh married
the love of his life, Fabi Calborn Powell. Though their bonds of
matrimony were cut short, Josh and Fabi loved enough for a lifetime.
was married to his great love, Fabi. He had been diagnosed with
cancer just two months after they met. Josh was released from the
hospital to be at their wedding in November, 2016, just one month
before his death.
Josh's father states that Josh's
favorite number was 13 and that Josh was born on 9/11. His
football jersey in High School was #13, and he was in the class of
2013. Josh died at 9:11 pm on Dec. 13.
is survived by his Wife, Father, Mother, Step-father
(a Retired Colonel), a Brother, two step-sisters, his paternal
Grandmother, and maternal Grandparents, a brother and sister-in-law,
niece and nephews; and French Bulldogs, Brody and Remington.
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