Kenneth Clyde "KC" Powell, 83 passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Life Path Hospice, Ruskins, FL.
Born September 13, 1929 in Hickory, NC he was the son of the late, Brice and Nora Sain Powell. Mr. Powell was a member of Miller Lutheran Church and retired from the Air Force as a senior Master Sergeant with 28 years of service, he served in the Korean and Vietnam War. He also retired from Catawba Valley Medical Center.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Patricia Powell; 2 brothers and 5 sisters.
Mr. Powell is survived by 2 sons: Mark Kermit Powell and wife Amy of Valrico, FL, Russell Kenneth Powell and wife Sherry of Groves, OK; a daughter, Laurie Powell and fiancée Howard "Buzz" Younce of Connelly Springs; a sister, Adelaide Powell Huffman of Hickory, NC; girlfriend, Joan Gantt of Hickory, NC; 7 grandchildren: Jeamie-Ann L. Powell and fiancé Joseph Vandenbrock of Ashburn, VA, Lisa Marie Powell of Valrico, FL, Zackary Powell, Wyatt Powell both of Groves, OK, Ryan Stamey, Tyler Stamey and Katie Huffman all of Connelly Springs; a great-grandson, Orion Vandenbrock of Ashburn, VA; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 5:00 PM on Friday, March 22, 2013 at Miller's Lutheran Church with the Pastor Jason Sigmon officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 4:00 to 5:00 at the church.
The family requests no flowers and memorials may be made in his honor to Miller's Lutheran Church, 2280 12th Ave., NE, Hickory, NC 28601 or American Lung Association, 514 Daniels St., #109, Raleigh, NC 27605 or Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.
Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Kenneth Clyde "KC" Powell.