William “Bill” Harrison Powell died February 21, 2023, at his home in South Carolina with his beloved and devoted wife, Ingrid, by his side. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late William Lazarus and Mildred Peck Powell, Bill attended Cincinnati schools and graduated from the University of Cincinnati. He had a lengthy career at Procter and Gamble as a Cost Engineer and retired after 35 years.
The gift of a pocketknife from his grandfather fostered a hobby of knife collecting, and he later helped to establish the Fort City Knife Club in Cincinnati, of which he was a member for many years. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Palmetto Cutlery Club in Greer, SC. He was a 32° Mason and past Master of Norwood Masonic Lodge 576. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Bonita Springs, Florida.
Preceding him in death was his brother, Douglas Byron Powell. Survivors include his children, William Brent Powell (Cary Anne) and Priscilla Powell Friedman (Doug); grandchildren, Amie Fehring Bernard (Jared), Andrew Fehring (Brittney), Abigail Friedman (Tanner), Alivia Friedman, William Henry “Hank” Powell (Alan), Margie Powell, and Lee Jennings; six great-grandchildren; beloved cousins, Barry, Carol, and Sharon Howard; members of his extended family in the areas of Danville and Perryville, KY; former wife and mother of his children, Nancy Mackenzie Powell; Ingrid’s daughters and their families: Brooke and Michael Lampe of Mt. Pleasant, SC; and Shannon and Neal Murphree of Prattville, AL, and their children, Hannah and Knox.
Bill was fortunate to have cherished friends, who provided comfort and lifted his spirits during his long illness: Trish and Bill Tolstedt of Spartanburg, SC; Hydrick Stewart of Boiling Springs, SC; Charles Bradley of Inman, SC; Sonny Crosson of Bowling Green, KY, a friend from childhood; and James “Jim” Hamm of Cincinnati, OH, formerly of Procter and Gamble, who was not only a work colleague, but a personal friend for over 60 years.
A memorial service will be held at Resthaven Memorial Park in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University of Cincinnati Foundation online at https://foundation.uc.edu/donate, or a church or charity of choice.
Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel