LEXINGTON, Ky. - Dr. A.J. Powell, Jr., 74, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wed., Oct. 30, 2013.
He was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Clara Forquer Powell. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Janie of Henry County (married 51 years); sisters Joan Rains, Sue Hoagland, Ann Cravens and Gene Kirkpatrick; children Julie Powell, Jeff and (Ann) Powell; granddaughter, Lily Jane Powell; and many nieces, nephews and relatives.
He was born in Lacie, Ky in 1939 and graduated from Campbellsburg High School in 1957. He graduated from UK (BS and MS in Agriculture) and Virginia Tech (PhD in Agronomy). He was a professor and Research and Extension Specialist in Turfgrass for 30 years at UK and served 2 years in the Army in El Paso, TX.
Dr. Powell was a proud native of Henry County, dearly loved his work in Turfgrass Science, spending time with his family, and serving the Lord by volunteering at his church.
Funeral will be held Sat., 10 a.m., Anchor Baptist Church, with burial following at New Castle Cemetery, New Castle, KY. Visitation, Fri., 4-8 p.m. at Anchor. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Anchor Baptist Church.
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