My Father, Bill Powell has passed...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Eric, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. Eric

    Eric Big Giant Head CLM

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    Thursday, August 6...
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    My father has been in the Hospital. He got out today, but the outlook isn’t good. He is at home with round-the-clock nursing care. I thought I’d put this post here for those that remember him from his Bill Powell Stories threads, here on GT. He spent years here sharing stories with everyone. I thought those of you who remember him could share a kind word. I’m sure he would enjoy the comments. Please keep him in your prayers.

    Mods, any chance we could get this stickies for a few days?
     
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  2. ranger1968

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    Sorry to hear this, Eric; your father and your family will be in our prayers....
     
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  3. AK_Stick

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    I’m sorry Eric.

    Bill’s stories always made me laugh. He is a heck of a man and I hope we get to hear atleast a few more adventures.
     
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  4. Geeorge

    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

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    Best wishes , losing family is one of the hardest things in life
     
  5. DaveD

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    Eric, I've been here 21 years and always read any thread your dad started. I'm going to do a search now to recall some of the stories.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to your dad, you and your family.
     
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  6. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Prayers for your father and your family.

    Sent from my Jack boot using Copatalk
     
  7. Sharkey

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    It's tough no doubt. Prayers for your dad and your family.
     
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    Very sorry to hear Eric. If there is anything we can do, let us know.
     
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  9. light-switch

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    Heavenly Father, Creator of all things. Praised be Your holy name, for You are the one true God: the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob who continues to redeem all those who turn in faith and repentance towards Judah's Lion and Lamb: Jesus the Christ!
    Abba Father, our lives are short, but a vapor in the wind. We're here today, and gone tomorrow. Like grass and flowers in the field, we grow, wither, and fall; yet Your Word endures forever! It is now, at the later years of Bill's life, that we come to You in this time of need: he needs a miracle, Your healing hand to come to his aid now, so I pray You will have mercy, and give much grace to him at this time. Father, I ask that You will give more time for his withering health, that You will sustain him a while longer in this earth of Yours.
    I ask this in the name of Jesus, repeating now the words You've taught us to say when we pray: Our Father, who are in heaven, hallowed be Your name; Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive our debts, as we forgive our debtors, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
     
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    Thanks for letting us know, Eric. Bill probably doesn't remember me well (or maybe at all) ... I was not active here from about 2005 to 2009, which I think is when he was mostly writing those posts you mentioned. But I do remember him, quite a character. Let him know we're all pulling for him, and he should just get better. There's always time for that some other day.
     
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    As I said in another thread, Chuck Norris wears a shirt with Bill Powells picture on it!

    Bill and I have chatted and we can not remember ever meeting but know a lot of the same people in the car world and have been to some of the same events. Bill is a legend in the car world. Need a clutch made from scratch for an Enzo? Need the maiden name of the guys wife that put the lights on a Duesenberg? What to know what kind of shoes Karl Benz was wearing the day he went for the first car drive....? Bill knows.

    Bill knows. :)

    He even managed to make the Big Giant Head....but we wont hold that against him.
     
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    :( sorry to hear... my prayers are with you and your family.
     
  13. KindOfBlue

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    Sorry to hear. Will keep in my prayers
     
  14. irish_ironsight

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    My Dad passed a few years ago, I was 3000 miles away and couldn't be there. I still miss him. So spend every minute you can with him, because when he goes you lose the chance to share memories with him.
     
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    Hey brother, am new here, really wish I knew more about your father. May understand more as I delve more into this place, but I still wish to send my wishes to you and yours in this time.
     
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    I had just joined, and one of the early pleasures of GT was reading your Dad’s stories.

    I wish him and his family every blessing possible.
     
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    This says it for me as well. Eric, I’m sorry you and your family are going through this, talk to hospice.
     
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    Best wishes for your dad, Eric. Unfortunately his stories were before my time here.
     
  19. ChuteTheMall

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    Prayers sent for comfort and healing.
    I remember enjoying his stories, including Slicky-Boy.
    I think story-telling is an art that runs in your family.
     
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  20. Dynactus

    Dynactus The wind serenades a purified man.

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    I always enjoyed Mr. Powell's stories. God bless him, and you hang tough Eric.