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Walter  Connally Powell, Jr., (Walt)
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Under relationship, I put "friend and co-worker", but with Walt everyone would always be "friend and._______" because he was truly a friend to all who knew him. He will be deeply missed

Posted by: Jan Parramore - Plano, TX - Friend and co-worker   Jun 13, 2013

Dear Connally & Bolivia,
We are so very sorry for your overwhelming loss. Please know that you are in our every thought & prayer...and always will be. With much love, The Wolfs...Carrie, Sam, Jonathan & Martie.

Posted by: A friend   Jun 13, 2013

You were such a great source of encouragement and knowledge. I could always count on a helping hand and a point in the right direction, usually followed by a witty joke. You will truly be missed.

My deepest condolences for your loss.

Posted by: Brandon Butterfield - Round Rock, TX - Co-worker/Fellow Beerknurd   Jun 12, 2013

Walt was an incredible guy. He had a smile that could light up a room and there's no way you could keep from smiling when you were around him. My prayers go out to his family and friends. May God bless you and keep you.

Posted by: Dana Bruner - Plano, TX - Main Event Entertainment   Jun 12, 2013

Connally and Family:
I am so sorry about Walt, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your
Family. Take comfort in the fact that Walt is in a much better place.

Posted by: Ron Frederick - Midland, TX - Friend of Family   Jun 11, 2013

Connally and Bolivia Ive known Walt from the beginning until the end and he was always the perfect gentleman.I will be praying for the two of you as you journey down this sad and lonely path.I wish I could take away the hurt and answer questions in your heart.I wish I could help you find peace and bring you comfort but most of all I wish I had more than just these words to let you know how truly sorry I am.Rest in peace Walt and know you were truly loved.Evelyn Hoover

Posted by: Evelyn Hoover - Mesquite, TX - Friend   Jun 11, 2013

Dear Connally & Bolivia, I am so sorry for your loss, God needed him more than we did, he's in a better place and I know we will all see him some day. Kim

Posted by: Kim Cox Griffin - Belton, TX - friend   Jun 11, 2013

Connally, Bolivia, Powell family, & Heather,

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I considered Walt to be one of my closest friends. We can take comfort knowing that Walt lived his life to the fullest, and was loved by people around the world. I wish I could be in Texas tomorrow to pay my respects alongside the rest of you. I will never forget him.


Posted by: Eric Gajdzis - Schwenksville, PA - friend   Jun 11, 2013

Bolivia, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are headed your way through this terrible time.

Posted by: Gay Oltjenbruns - Atlanta, GA   Jun 11, 2013

To say Walt was one of a kind is like saying KISS is a slightly flamboyant band. Walt was, and will always be, a larger-than-life ball of energy with an eye on the future and his heart in the right place. When one met Walt, it was impossible not to at least like the guy; Walt had as many enemies as I have Lamborghinis in my garage.

The mold was not only broken after Walt, it was nuked.

R.I.P., Walt. "Czech" you later...

Posted by: Kevin "KAggie97" Scott - Spring, TX - Friend   Jun 10, 2013