William Masterson Powell Jr., 78, Stockton, Mo., died Sunday Oct. 12, 2003, at Independence Regional Health Center. Mr. Powell was born Feb. 15, 1925, in Chicago, to William Masterson and Blanche (Judd) Powell. He married Georgia Brown in 1949. His survivors include his wife, Georgia Powell; four sons, William Powell, Dorsie Powell, Lahiri Powell and Michael Powell; four daughters, Virginia Brown, Regina Powell, Vacha McCarty and Georgia Ryan; 16 grandchildren, Jason, Montana, Michael, Logan, Kaleb, Stefanie, Andrea, Michel and Jessica Powell, Edwin Fischer, Timothy and Michael McCarty, Dakota and Ashli Mosley, Preston Blackburn and Jennifer Brown; and four great-grandchildren. Private family services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Park Lawn Funeral Home, Kansas City.