George Roden Powell
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Virginia Beach - George Roden Powell loving and devoted father of four and husband of Claire Chaplain Powell, passed away peacefully August 2nd 2012 at home with his family by his side.
George was born at the Catholic Women's Hospital on Bronx River Parkway New York, NY August 31st 1927 to the late Harold George Powell and Monica Roden Powell. He served proudly in the Merchant Marines during World War II, and the Army 117th Airborne "Thunder From Heaven" during the Korean War. George went on to become an industry leader in the masonry and residential development businesses in Hampton Roads.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Claire Chaplain Powell, his children, Harold Ryan Powell and wife Beverly, Clifford Preston Powell and wife Mary, George Chaplain Powell and wife Kimberly, William Camden Powell and wife Valerie; two grandsons, Harold Ryan Powell Jr. and George Chaplain Powell Jr.; his sister Mona Wade and husband John; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends who he cared for greatly.
His love of life and sense of humor has touched all who knew him.
A celebration of George's life will be held Tuesday August 7th at H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., 2002 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach. The family will begin receiving guests at 2 pm with the service starting at 3 pm.
Flowers may be sent to H. D. Oliver 2002 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454.
Memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, 740 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach VA 23451. www.rescue14.com. Online condolences may be made to the family at hdoliver.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Aug. 4, 2012