Family statement on the passing of Hecky Powell

We want to thank everyone for all the well wishes and support during this tough time. The patriarch of our family, Hecky Powell, passed away early this morning (May 22, 2020). We as a family are heartbroken and still processing this news and what this means. The outside world knew Hecky as a successful business owner and philanthropist in the Evanston community. However, we knew him best as the most generous and greatest father, husband, brother, son, cousin, friend and mentor anyone could ask for. We are so lucky and grateful to have had him in our lives and being the bedrock of our family. It goes without saying, but this will take all of us time before we can move forward.

Hecky’s Barbecue is closed and will reopen in the near future. Please continue to stay safe during this unprecedented time in recent human history. This pandemic has hit home for our family and many others. We will pray that it doesn’t affect your family like it has ours and if it has, we will continue to pray for the best.

With love,

-The Powell Family