James Howard “Jimmy” Powell, Sr., age 84 of Springville, TN, died Thursday, June 1, 2023, at his residence.
He retired after many years from the Henry Police Department, but formerly worked for the Henry County Sheriff’s Department and Spinks Clay Company. He served several years in the Tennessee National Guard. Jimmy enjoyed fishing, being on the river in his boat, and eating at Cracker Barrel. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
Jimmy was born January 26, 1939, in Dresden, TN, to the late Howard Wyatt “Jack” Powell and the late Winnie A. Cornell Powell.
He was married November 28, 1957, to Mary Margaret Pillow Powell, who preceded him in death on January 3, 2015.
He is survived by one daughter, Ellen (Kenneth) Tidwell of Murray, KY; two sons, Howard (Kristy) Powell, Jr., of Cottage Grove, TN, and David Walker (Michelle) Powell of Paris; one brother, William C. “Billy” (Wanda) Powell of Dresden, TN; seven grandchildren, Jason (Jaime) Tidwell, Justin (Tabbatha) Tidwell, Daniel James (Tiffany) Powell, Samantha (Josh) Warbritton, Benjamin (Lauren) Tidwell, Lindsay (Travis) McDaniel, and Morgan Mann (Taylor Morley); 10 great grandchildren, Lofton (Susannah) Pigg, Keaton Tidwell and fiancée Mallory Hlava, Addyson Tidwell and fiancé Corbin Thompson, Casey Tidwell, Aaliyah Tidwell, Athena Tidwell, Brodie Warbritton, C.J. Warbritton, Avri Odom, and Nolan McDaniel; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Karen Lee.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by one great granddaughter, Bentley Warbritton.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242. Visitation will be Saturday, June 3, 2023, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home with Keith Nation and Mike Wimberley officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jason Tidwell, Justin Tidwell, Benjamin Tidwell, Josh Warbritton, Keaton Tidwell, and Lofton Tidwell. Named as honorary pallbearers are Cotton Sanders, Harvey Ross, Rudy Davis, Daniel Powell, Casey Tidwell, Brodie Warbritton, members of the Henry Police Department, and members of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.
Burial will be in Johnson Chapel Cemetery in Paris, TN.