4/13/2020 4:09:00 PM Charles Franklin Powell January 6, 1934 - April 11, 2020
HICKORY, N.C. - Charles Franklin Powell, 86, of Hickory passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Frye Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born January 6, 1934 in Catawba County to the late Loy W. Powell Sr. and Ida Seal Powell.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Loy “Bill” Powell Jr.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 55 years Rachel Gross Powell of the home; son Pete Powell and wife Becky of Hickory; daughters Cyndi Hoyer and husband Tom of Venice, Fla., Dawn Hedrick and husband Thomas of Hickory; brothers Ray Powell of Hickory, Richard Powell and wife Margie of Hickory; eight grandchildren Stephanie H. Lesher, Jamie H. Adcock, Steven Hope Jr., Charles D. Powell, Heather Hedrick, Joshua Hedrick, Andrew Hedrick and Matthew Hedrick; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Due to the state of affairs a memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, ℅ Relay for Life of Catawba County, 1901 Brunswick Ave. #100, Charlotte, NC 28207.
Condolences may be sent to the Powell family at www.bennettfuneralservice.com.
Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Powell family.