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Christian Powell

Christian Turner Powell

Monday, September 10th, 1956 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
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Christian Turner Powell, 63, of Luling, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Chris was born September 10, 1956 to James W. Powell and Gloria Joyce Smith Powell. He was a graduate of Luling High School Class of 1975. He married Gilmary Othold on July 15, 1978 in Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner. Chris was a member of the Luling Episcopal Church of the Annunciation.
Chris Powell was born and raised in Luling, Texas. As kids, he and his brother Jim ran wild out at their grandparents’, Iris and George Smith’s ranch, sometimes staying out from dawn till dusk on their trusty horses. As an adolescent, Chris found his fire in music and his love for playing the coronet. This affinity and talent would later carry him to be recognized as Mr. Eagle Band. After high school, Chris turned to the next phase of working life and the dancehall circuit. It was this segue that led to the discovery of the love of his life, Gilmary.
The next decade brought about the establishment of their homestead living near his parents, James and Gloria, and raising their three sons, Christian, Seth, and Josh. As a regular fixture in the Luling sports scene, he spent countless hours transporting kids to practice, spending his weekends at tournaments and games, and later cheering on his cherished Friday night football. At the same time, Chris was always striving to improve the world around him. He spent the better part of four decades as a public servant, working his way up the ranks at the City of Luling. Everyone knew that his phone was always on if the city was in need. He prided himself in always being there when you needed him, at a moment’s notice. His dedication to his community spanned so many groups with so many friends along the way – his interests ranged from Watermelon Thump Board, to Luling School Board, Oil City A’s Car Club, Luling Chamber of Commerce, and PlumNelly Social Club.
As his family grew to also include his daughters-in-law, Mitzi, Brittany, and Jillian, Chris transformed into “Papa” and so lovingly welcomed being the patriarch for his six grandchildren, Mikah, Walker, Aven, Branson, Lawson, and Shepherd.
Throughout his life he found great joy in all things with four wheels, and even the busted knuckles that came with working on them. Chris always prided himself in his showmanship, but also appreciated the simple things in life like porch sitting and sharing a laugh. Chris left this earth on November 20, but he will live on with the lasting memories he shared with all.
Chris is survived by his loving family, wife, Gilmary Powell of Luling, sons and daughters-in-law, Christian Turner Powell, II, and Mitzi of Cedar Park, Seth Thomas Powell and Brittany of Luling, Joshua Taylor Powell and Jillian of Luling, brother and sister-in-law, James George Powell and Ginger of Luling and adoring grandchildren, Mikah, Walker, Aven, Branson, Lawson, and Shepherd Powell. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2019 at O’Bannon Funeral Home with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019 in the Luling Civic Center with Fr. Russ Matthews and Deacon Paul Easterling officiating. Interment will follow in Luling City Cemetery. Pallbearers: Cotton Etheredge, Sam Jackson, Aaron Powell, Jordan Othold, Justin Othold, Josh Powell, Seth Powell, and Christian Powell. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Friends may leave their condolences by visiting www.obannonfuneralhome.com. Services are under the care and direction of O’Bannon Funeral Home, Luling, Texas.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    O'Bannon Funeral Home
    Address
    210 S. Laurel Ave.
    LULING, TX 78648
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    Notes
    A rosary will be recited following visitation at 7 p.m. in the O'Bannon Funeral Home Chapel.
  • Service

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Luling Civic Center
    Address
    333 E. Austin Street
    LULING, TX 78648
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  • Interment

    Location
    Luling Cemetery
    Address
    LULING, TX 78648

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Kathleen EHRIG

Posted at 07:54pm
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We didn't find out about Chris until late. We are so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man. Steve and I remember long years ago, at Circle J, having so much fun dancing and being what we thought was "wild". We read the beautiful obituary in the paper. What a fabulous legacy! You have lots to be thankful for and good memories to keep and hold dear.
We just wanted you to know that we were thinking of you and that we thought so much of Chris.
Love,
Kathleen & Steve Ehrig
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Samantha Koehl

Posted at 12:12pm
We are so sorry for your lose. Chris was an amazing man. We love you both. Love Jeff and Samantha Koehl You are in our prayers
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Paula Collie

Posted at 10:06am
Such a great man gone way too soon- may God comfort the family during this time of sorrow. He is certainly soaring with the eagles!🙏💕
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Gifford

Posted at 10:42pm
I am sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Mr. Powell. Your family is in my thoughts.
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