Tommy Felder Powell
1943 - 2022
BORN
1943
DIED
2022
FUNERAL HOME
Seale Funeral Service, Inc. - Denham Springs
1720 S. Range Ave.
Denham Springs, LA
Tommy Felder Powell, November 9, 1943 - January 4, 2022. Tommy Felder Powell went to his eternal home on January 4, 2022. He was surrounded by, cared for and loved by his family in his last months at home where he passed. Tommy was born to loving Christian parents, H.W. and Frances Powell, who predeceased him. He was a beloved son and older brother to Elizabeth Powell Miley (Phil) who passed and Henry "Tank" Powell (Kathy). He spent his childhood in Bogalusa, LA. Tommy graduated from Bogalusa High School where he excelled at football and garnered many accolades. He was recruited by and played for LSU from 1961–1965. His experiences at LSU left him with a lifetime of memories. He matriculated from LSU in May of 1966, and later obtained his Master's Degree and + 30 at Southeastern Louisiana University. Tommy was a Licensed Professional Counselor. His career took him from Head Football Coach of Slidell High School to the Department of Education, Tau Center, Our Lady of the Lake Rehabilitation Hospital and retired from the Department of Social Services. In each role he helped others and touched many lives through his career. Tommy was married to Barbara George for 42 years. Tommy and Barbara shared a love of church, family, sports and travel. Tommy leaves four daughters, Tammy Powell Earles (Greg), Sherry Powell (Karl Gottfried, III), Stacey Powell Cambre (Shane) and Christi Courtney (Rod). He adored his daughters but his nine granddaughters were the light of his world, Christina Glass (Zach), Ann'Lee Inman (Graham), Dr. Abby Rousseau (Joe), Amanda Patt (John), Allie & Carley Crain and Camille, Olivia and Claire Cambre. Tommy had four great-grandsons who brought him such joy, Carter, Camden, Landry and Lincoln. Family was so important and he loved his nieces and nephews dearly, Henry Powell, Jr. (Wende), Angel Powell Huszar (Joe), Mark Miley, Melissa Miley and special aunt, Sue Powell and cousins, Becky Ferrara (Daryl) and Susanne Powell. The family would like to acknowledge his wonderful neighbors in Pecan Grove who he counted all as friends. Neighbors, Mark Watts and Gene Carpenter, were invaluable to Tommy and he considered them family. We wish to thank the many doctors and nurses who saw him through the years with his complex medical conditions. At the end, it was his wife and in-home caretakers who made it possible for him to remain at home and we are grateful to all, especially Ciera Angel, Deirdre Angel, Gwen Sanders, CNA and Casandra Williams, RN, and special friend, Ellen Butler. Relatives and friends are invited to the Funeral Service on Friday, January 7, 2022, at Amite Baptist Church, 7100 Amite Church Road, Denham Springs, LA 70726, with visitation at 10:00 a.m. until service at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be at Denham Springs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Amite Baptist Church.



Published by The Advocate from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, 2022.
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Jan
7
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10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Amite Baptist Church
7100 Amite Church Road, Denham Springs, LA
Jan
7
Funeral service
12:00p.m.
Amite Baptist Church
7100 Amite Church Road, Denham Springs, LA
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Tommy and my paths would cross in the 1980's and early 1990's , usually in work related matters. He was a kind & polite Christian man. RIP Tommy...
Frank Campbell
Work
January 8, 2022
Barbara, we send you heartfelt condolences upon just learning of Tommy's passing. He was such a good man. The interactions with you and Tommy at Mrs. Powell's house when we chance to meet while I was keeping up her lawn were always friendly and cheerful. When I ended my landscaping business, Tommy called me and asked about my health and that he wanted to have prayers for me from the congregation. I'll never forget that phone call. Again, we're so sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. We'll keep you in our prayers.
Danny & Jerri Stewart
Friend
January 8, 2022
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