Brian T. Powell

Brian T. Powell, 57, of Orange, Texas, passed away on September 6, 2017, in Lake Charles, Louisiana.


A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with Deacon Hector Maldinado officiating.


Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.


Born in Bloomington, Illinois, on March 24, 1960, he was the son of Terry Powell and Nelda Dagley Powell. Brian grew up in Heyworth, IL and graduated from Heyworth High School in 1977 before he moved to Texas in 1984. He loved anything to do with cars and spent the past 8 years working as a shop foreman for Granger Chevrolet in Orange. “Brain” loved to BBQ, watch Nascar, was a big fan of The Beatles and even got the pleasure of seeing Paul McCartney live. He loved his family dearly and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.


He was preceded in death by his father, Terry Powell; brother, Kyle Powell; and his father-in-law, Wendell Smith.


Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 28 years, Kristi Powell; sons, Caleb Powell, of Beaumont and Wyatt Powell, of Orange; mother, Nelda Powell; mother-in-law, Darlene Smith; brother, Patrick Powell and wife Lori, of Normal, IL; sister-in-law, Leesa McMullen and husband Don, of Orange, TX; brother-in-law, Brandon Smith and wife Carmel, of Leander, TX; uncle, Dennis Powell, of Heyworth, IL; and his nieces and nephews, Spencer Powell, Caitlin Comp and husband Dan, Andrew McMullen, Zach Smith, and Avery Smith.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at

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