Floyd Vernon Powell of Chico, California went home to be with Jesus on
January 20th at the age of 90 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
Floyd was born to Sally and Bunion Powell on November 8,1931 in
Levelland, Texas; and was raised in Oklahoma, the seventh of ten children.
In search of a better life, the Powell family packed up their children and
migrated to California in their Hupmobile when Floyd was five years old,
eventually settling in Northern California. From a young age, Floyd worked
alongside his siblings and parents farming and running the family business,
which instilled the values of hard work, grit, and determination.
Floyd served in the US Navy from 1951 to 1954 during the Korean War and
was a proud Veteran.
In 1956 Floyd moved to Paradise and as a General Contractor built
hundreds of quality homes and commercial properties.
Floyd met the love of his life, Kaye in Paradise and they were married in
Floyd and Kaye spent their retirement at Lake Almanor and in Paradise,
and enjoyed camping, golf, and time with friends.
Floyd loved to play a good prank, and will be remembered for his infectious
laugh, his lavish generosity, incredible work ethic, and creativity which
came through in any project he tackled.
Floyd is predeceased by eight of his siblings, an infant Son, and his adult
children Rhonda Powell and Gordon Powell. He is survived by his wife
Kaye of 53 years, his brother Dale Powell of Florida, his three children Lee
Anne (Mark) Burns of Chico, Bob Purcell of Redding, and Lori Purcell of
Chico. Additionally he is survived by his six grandchildren: Chaz Powell of
Paradise, Carrie (Jason) Krueger of Chico, Abe Chupp of Sylmar, Jenny
(Josiah) Koons of Hollister, Cody Powell of Sacramento, and Jesse Powell
of Chico and many great grandchildren and his faithful dog Sophie.
Please join us in celebrating Floyd's life on March 19th. The Memorial will
be held in the clubhouse of the Chico Mobile Country Club, at 11am at
1901 Dayton Road in Chico. Lunch will be served.
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