Larry James Powell

January 13, 1947 - February 2, 2024

01/13/1947 - 02/02/2024

Past Services

Saturday February 10, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
8286929188 | Directions
Funeral Service
Saturday February 10, 2024
2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
8286929188 | Directions

HENDERSONVILLE – Larry James Powell, 77, passed away Friday, February 2, 2024, at the Margaret Pardee Memorial Hospital.

A native of Memphis, TN, Mr. Powell grew up and resided most of his life in the Miami, FL area before moving to Hendersonville in 2018.  He held an Associates Degree in Fire Science, and retired as Captain of the Hialeah, FL Fire Department.  Mr. Powell was a veteran of the US Marine Corp., having attended Officer’s School during Basic Training.  He attended Mass at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church when his health allowed.  Mr. Powell loved classic cars and hot rods, fishing, hunting, and studying and reenacting Civil War history.

Mr. Powell was the son of the late Ernest Graves Powell and Ruth Louise Gallagher Baxter.  He was also preceded in death by his sister, Sandra Herndon, and nephew, Justin Cornell.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Rebecca Moxley Powell; daughter, Dee Dee Cates; son, Robert Powell and wife Karla; grandchildren: Cameron Powell, Tyler Cates, Patrick Powell, Austin Cates, and Dylan Cates; sister, Debbie Smallen; brothers: Dale Spikes, Sheldon Powell, and Russell Ross; aunt, Kathy Gallagher; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 10, 2024 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home is honored to assist Mr. Powell’s family with his final arrangements.

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7 days ago

Sending our Love and Condolences to all

Jaycee Martin
10 days ago

My thoughts and prayers are with the family on this difficult day. Rest in Peace Larry. “When a loved one becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure” My deepest condolences, Jaycee Martin

Wesley Frank
11 days ago

Larry my friend and Brother it seems hard to believe we have know each other for near on 30 years, we have shared meals together and now I have a giant hole in my heart. I will miss you brother but we’ll meet again soon. I pray Miz Becki has the strength to lay your earthy body to rest. As a living Historian the school children have a loss as they will never know the truth about our history. May God gather you up and introduce you around up there, say Hi to Jim Lear and Doug Dawson for me, see ya soon, God Bless ya Miz Becki.

Terrence Duffy
15 days ago

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Larry. Larry was one of the pillars of the Hialeah Fire Department, and I will always treasure the good times we had together on the job. May God hold Larry in the palm of his hand until we meet again!

Shirley Lear
15 days ago

Rest in peace my very special friend. I will always cherish the memories we made. with you, Becki my Jim.. I will always remember your sense of humor, your smile, your knowledge of Civil War history. You will be so missed and your memory always cherished. Love to Becki and the family. I love you all!.
shirley Lear