Section: HILLSIDE Block: 2 Lot: 94 Grave: 2
LAWRENCE "LARRY" VANCE POWELL
Born: September 27th, 1938
Died: July 27th, 2022
ROCKY MOUNT – Lawrence “Larry” Vance Powell, age 83, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Born in Martin County, NC in 1938, he was the son of the late Vance Augustus Powell and Julia Frances Redd Powell. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Daniel Powell.
Larry so cherished the love of his life, Kitty, of whom he was married for over 61 years. Family, friends, and Duke athletics were his passions in life, and he especially enjoyed fellowship with the bowling crew. Larry served as Director of the NC State Bowling Association and many local and state officer positions. Larry was inducted into the North Carolina Bowling Hall of Fame in 1989. He was also inducted into the Rocky Mount Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1989. He was a respected gentleman that folks young and old looked up to in the bowling community.
Larry never met a stranger and appreciated his customers at his business, Powell Tire Shop, that he operated over 40 years in Rocky Mount. He always went the extra mile to help customers with true southern hospitality. Larry’s cheerful demeanor was a calling card that brightened so many lives. He will be dearly missed.
Larry is survived by his wife, Kathleen “Kitty” Frances Loud Powell; his daughter, Laura Powell Lee and husband, Don; his grandchildren, Garrett Lawrence Lee and James Hunter Lee; his sisters, Vivian Locke of New Bern and Janet Hendrix of Hollywood, MD; his niece, Donna Hendrix; and his nephews, Keith Hendrix, Steve Griffin, Kevin Griffin, and John Powell.
A Funeral Service to celebrate Larry’s life will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Pastor Greg Jenks officiating. Burial will follow the service at Rocky Mount Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will be from 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM prior to the service in the Atrium of Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made in Larry’s memory to the Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund in care of Kitty Powell at 2721 Buff Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27803.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.