Joseph “Joe” Powell, 89

Joseph ‘Joe’ Powell, age 89 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville.   The son of Sidney and Sally (Murphy) Powell was born on March 14, 1931 in Garrard County, Kentucky.  He married Doris Steinfort-Hill on November 23, 1972 at Adams Church.

The Adams Lutheran Church member worked for Batesville Casket Company for 45 years until he retired.  It seemed like everybody knew Joe and he never knew a stranger. He always had a smile to share. He thoroughly enjoyed singing with the Powell Family Singers through the years. Many times, he and his wife would just sing together for certain occasions. Joe was recognized for his musicianship when he was inducted into the Southeastern Indiana Musicians Hall of Fame. 

He is survived by his children, Terry (Rosemary) Powell of Bright, Kim (Victoria) Powell of Batesville, Robin (Gary) Schornick of Batesville and Amy (David) Ruggles of Lexington, KY; step-son, Jim (Stephanie) Hill of Sunman; 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; along with his brothers, Carter Powell of Morris, James Powell of Sunman, Sidney Powell Jr. of Batesville, Ernie Powell of Morris, Elmer Powell of Osgood and Helen Yorn of Batesville. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris on September 5, 2015 and siblings, Shelton Powell, Margaret Perry and Violet Reynolds.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8pm at Meyers Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 11:00am on Friday, March 12, 2021 with visitation from 10:30-11am prior to funeral, all at Adams Lutheran Church, Batesville. Rev. Tamera Keen officiating.  Burial will follow in the Adams Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Am. Parkinsons Disease Assoc. or Adams Lutheran Church by bringing to services or mailing to: Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006.

In accordance with the Indiana COVID-19 precautions, all attending are required to wear a mask and follow proper social distancing protocol. If you are not feeling well, or if you have compromised immune system, you are encouraged to stay home.

You are welcome to leave a message here on Joe’s obituary page for the family in the online guestbook. 

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