Mr. Powell is a lifelong resident of Grove Hill. He is currently serving his first term as a council member.

Mr. Powell has been a member of the Utilities Board of the Town of Grove Hill since 1976. He spent over 25 years as a business owner in the timber industry before retiring in 2008. Mr. Powell continues to be an advocate for small business owners.

He is a member of the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. He has one daughter and two granddaughters.