Floyd Lester Powell


Floyd Lester Powell, 94, of Kokomo, passed away 12:27 p.m. Monday June 17, 2019, at his residence. Born Jan. 18, 1925, in Evening Shade, Arkansas, he was the son of the late JW Powell and Alma (Duncan) Powell. On Oct. 4, 1947, in Batesville, Arkansas, he married Lillian Pauline (Thompson), and she survives.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II. He was employed as a pipefitter at Delco Electronics, retiring after 29 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening; and was a member of U.A.W. Local 292 and Morning Star Church.
Survivors include his wife of over 71 years, Polly Powell, of Kokomo; one son, Ron (Janice) Powell of Gilbertsville, Kentucky; one granddaughter, Tracy Floyd, of Cicero; one great-grandson, Jared Floyd; one nephew, Tim Mann, of Sweetser; three nieces, Vicky Mann, of Marion, Belinda Canten, of Marion, and Tammy Johnson, of O'Fallon, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Ricky Powell and Dennis Powell; three brothers, Nelson, Jim T., and Garland Powell; two sisters, Sylvia Graddy and Gladys Powell.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2019, at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo. Pastor Greg Reed will officiate. Burial with military rites by the U.S. Army and the Kokomo Military Rites Team will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the Morning Star Church, with envelopes available at the mortuary. You may read Floyd's obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com, where you may sign the guestbook or share a personal message to the family.
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Published on June 19, 2019
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