Reginald "Reggie" Vintz Powell

of Little Rock, AR

February 15, 1936 - July 8, 2024

Reginald Vintz Powell, age 88, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on July 8, 2024. Reggie was born in Lubbock, TX on February 15, 1936 to his parents, Bryant and Florice Smith Powell. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Hugh and Minnie Lee Catching Smith and A. Dolphus and Ella Biggs Powell of the Becton Community.

Reggie graduated from Abernathy High School in 1954 and from McMurry College in Abilene in 1958. After college, he served in the US Marine Corp before working as a District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America. After taking some art classes at West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas, he developed a great interest in sharing his love of art and decided to teach.

The family moved to Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1974 and Reggie taught high school art in the Watson Chapel School District, later moving to the same position in the White Hall District. He completed additional art classes at UALR and received a Master's Degree in Art from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. After retirement, he was an art instructor at SEARK Community College and taught drawing and painting with the Southeast Arts and Science Center in Pine Bluff.

Reggie was always fascinated in creating art. Born and raised in the Texas South Plains area near Lubbock, he was first inspired to paint by the works of the cowboy paintings of the Southwest G. Harvey, Salinas, Remington, Russell, Kenneth Wyatt and others. Reggie's paintings are in collections throughout Arkansas and the region.

Reg is survived by his wife, Audrey, whom he married on June 2, 1963 in Dumas, Texas; two sons, Rod (Jenni) of Greenwood, Arkansas, Dale of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; one daughter, Lesley Haughaboo of Little Rock, Arkansas; 9 grandchildren, Jerod, Shane, Trent, Kassidy, Phillip and Madison Powell and Hannah Claire, Andrew and Blake Haughaboo; one brother, Dale of Abernathy and one sister, Kay (Leigh) Carter of Ruidoso, NM. In addition, he is survived by a sister-n-law, Wanda Powell of Amarillo, Texas and two brother-n-laws, Richard (Barbara) Ochs of Kingsland, Texas and George (Jo) Ochs of Hereford, Texas and many nieces and nephews.

Reg is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Carroll Dean; son-n-law, Brent Haughaboo and in-laws, Herman and Alice Ochs of Dumas, Texas.

A memorial service will be 10:00am on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at Village United Methodist Church in Hot Springs Village with Reverend Chris Hemund officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to Village UMC, 200 Carmona Road, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas 71909 or a favorite charity.

Service Information
Memorial Service
Village United Methodist Church
200 Carmona Road
Hot Springs Village,  AR 71909
7/13/2024 at 10:00 a.m.
Memorial Contributions
Village United Methodist Church
200 Carmona Road
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909

Obituary Provided By:
Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, AR  72211