William Pinkney Powers, III – Shelby County Reporter

William Pinkney Powers, III
Columbiana

William Pinkney Powers, III, of Columbiana, who died on Friday, Dec. 18, was a friend to all.

He was a beloved partner, father, mate, and attorney. Powers practiced law in Shelby County for above 40 decades. He dealt with everybody similarly and by no means turned down a shopper because of their incapability to pay out. Likewise, Powers served numerous prominent attorneys and a choose set up their lawful careers. He was a member of Columbiana To start with United Methodist Church. He taught Sunday School on Sunday for numerous years and demonstrated what he taught in his legislation observe via the 7 days. He experienced an urge for food for everyday living, coffee, historical past, and never missed an prospect for a fantastic meal, a fantastic e book, or a very good story — most of which ended with his infectious snicker.

Powers was a graduate of the College of Montevallo, wherever he served as SGA President, and the University of Alabama, the place he was a member of Law Evaluation.

Prior to his Shelby County follow, Powers was admitted to the Alabama Condition Bar in 1964 and before long after served the Circuit Courtroom of Talladega County as the youngest elected judge in the United States. He contributed to the civil legal rights movement as the trial judge in the first cross-burning case in Alabama and labored courageously to eliminate corrupt general public officials from business. For the duration of a a few-12 months interval, his everyday living was continually threatened, his house was fireplace-bombed two times in retaliation, and Governor George Wallace presented a safety element for him and his loved ones. Powers did what he thought was proper, even at wonderful hazard to himself and his family members.

Powers cherished his relatives and due to the fact his retirement liked investing time with them.

He is survived by his devoted spouse Deborah (Debby) three sons, David of Andover, New Hampshire, Larry of McKinney, Texas and Philip of Columbiana two grandsons, P.J. and Nicholas and 4 stepchildren, Emily Haslett of Vestavia, Bradley Haslett of Calera, Sarah Haslett of Hoover, and Jane Haslett of Hoover. He is also survived by many cousins.

He was predeceased by his moms and dads, William Pinkney Powers, Jr. and Rubye Cain Powers, and a sister, Barbara Powers.

A celebration of Decide Powers’ life will be introduced at a afterwards date.