Mr. Earl Coolidge “Speed” Powell of Meadville Road died Sunday, January 15, 2023, at the age of 95.

Mr. Powell was born in Halifax County on Oct. 25, 1927 to the late Henry H. Powell and Henrietta Logan Powell and was first married to the late Annie C. Powell and later married Inez Younger Powell.

He was a member of New Zion Baptist Church.

Mr. Powell is survived by his wife, Inez Younger Powell of the home; three sons, Coolidge Powell (Venessa), Tracy Powell Sr. (Veronica), all of Nathalie and Willard Powell (Sandra) of Mebane, North Carolina; two daughters, Deborah Walton (William) of South Boston and Gloria Powell of Nathalie; one stepson, Michael Hubbard (Daphne) of Tennessee; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; 3 step-grandsons; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded by four children, Barbara Powell, Douglas Powell, Michael Powell Sr. and Marion Brame.

Funeral services for Mr. Earl Coolidge “Speed” Powell will be Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at 11 a.m. at New Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Yancey, eulogist.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Public viewing for family and friends will be on Friday from noon until 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Funeral services are provided by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.