Brian Powell dead at 35
Not that Tigers fans needed any more shocking news, but news came out yesterday that former pitcher Brian Powell is dead at age 35. He apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
From the story in his local paper, the Post-Standard in Georgia:
Powell was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 1995 and continued playing professional baseball until retiring in 2005.
He owned and operated South Georgia Sports in downtown Bainbridge and attended Bainbridge Church of God.
Following Powell’s funeral service, interment will follow at West
Bainbridge Cemetery with Jason Andrews, Pete Arenas, Rodney Close, Stan
Killough, Greg McDonald and Chris Bibby serving as active pallbearers.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ivey
Funeral Home, which is in charge of services.
Born Oct. 10, 1973, in Bainbridge, Mr. Powell died Monday, Oct. 5,
at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare after a self-inflicted gunshot.
He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Powell.
Survivors include his wife, Glee Putnal Powell of Bainbridge; his
son, Will Powell of Bainbridge; his daughters, Chloe and Bree Powell,
both of Bainbridge; his mother, Brenda Ingram Powell of Bainbridge; his
sister, Leah Bibby of Bainbridge; his maternal grandmother, Jewel
Addison Powell of Bainbridge; three nieces, one nephew and several
aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Bainbridge Church of God.