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Walter  Connally Powell, Jr., (Walt)
  • Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, All Saints Episcopal School, both in Tyler, Responsible Pet Owners Alliance (www.responsiblepetowners.org), Pints for Prostates (www.pintsforprostates.org) or to a charity of your choice.

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REST IN PEACE WALT! YOU TAUGHT ME SO MUCH IN THE PAST FEW YEARS ABOUT MYSELF; WHO I AM, AND WHO I NEED TO BE. I'LL NEVER FORGET ALL THE LAUGHS AND LECTURES! & EVERY TIME I DRINK A GOOD BEER (NEVER BUD LIGHT), I'LL THINK OF YOU! REST IN PARADISE! YOU WILL TRULY BE MISSED! <3>


Posted by: Katelyn Trinity - AUSTIN, TX - Former HFG Employee   Jun 10, 2013

Bolivia & family,
My heart aches for you. Please know my prayers are with you. If I can do anything to help, please just ask.

Love you,
Judy


Posted by: Judy Franklin - Williamsburg, VA - Friend of Bolivia   Jun 09, 2013

Walt, I always knew where I stood with you! I will miss your car parked in the loading dock, watching us park so as not to be too close to it! Bouncing off the walls and still knowing what was happening in the whole place! You are one of a kind. Very sorry for us who are going to miss you, I can't wait to taste what you brew in Heaven!!!


Posted by: Ron DeRenzo - Double Oak, TX - Customer, supplier, friend   Jun 09, 2013

Walt, my buddy. You left us way too soon. But you packed an entire lifetime into those 33 years. I'll miss you badly.


Posted by: Mark Romero - Nolanville, TX - Friend   Jun 09, 2013

Bolivia and Connally - What a precious son ! I remember babysitting Walt when he was little and he was such a joy ! I've thought of you all often over the years and kept up with you through my family. I don't know any words that suffice in this time of sorrow. I do know, that God is there, with His arms around you - And His arms will never let go.You will be in my thoughts and prayers for a long time to come.


Posted by: Anne Simpson Evans - Houston, TX - Next door neighbor in Tyler   Jun 09, 2013

Bolivia and Connally,
My heart is broken for both of you. Precious Walt! What great memories we shared when you guys were in Tyler. What an amazing man he became. You are in out prayers. Hope to see you. Janet


Posted by: Janet (Ray) and John Hills - Tyler, TX - Friend   Jun 09, 2013

Walt was for me the greatest boss, a good friend and never missed an opportunity to teach, help out, or hit you with a practical joke. Having the privilege of working with Walt for the last three years, I grew accustomed to making sure of never leaving my email unattended or any food unattended around Walt. I think the best time was when I found a very burning/spicy flavor(Dave's insanity hot sauce) was added to some mild salsa that I

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Posted by: Rohan Sreenivasan - Round Rock, TX - Co-worker/Employee, Friend   Jun 09, 2013

Homefield Grill became mine and my husband's Date Night place. Partly because of the beer (ok, a large part), and partly because of the atmosphere. Walt was the atmosphere. He always stopped by our table to shake hands and give a hug.

Not being a beer drinker myself, I was completely ignorant of what was what. Walt never hesitated to answer a question or explain the different nuances of beer.

He was quick with a joke and a smile. He made each

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Posted by: Becky Crownover - Round Rock, TX - Friend   Jun 09, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss, Conally and Bolivia. your are in our thoughts and prayers!


Posted by: Gary Peacock - Knoxville, TN   Jun 09, 2013

I only had the privlage of knowing Walt for about a year. In that time he has taught me so many things I will never forget. A great boss but a better person.


Posted by: Brandon Hadlock - Austin, TX - co worker and friend   Jun 09, 2013