Ronald (Ron) Floyd Powell went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 5, 2017 after his battle with cancer. Ron was born on July 15, 1937 in Roscoe (Sun Valley), California to Homer and Lela Mae Powell. Woodrow Hughes baptized him at the age of twelve in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Ron graduated from Pampa High School in 1955.
Ron was married to Terri on May 21, 1977. They were both previously married and had seven children between them. Terri had four other children and Ron had three sons; Ronald F. Powell Jr. of Russellville, Alabama, Stephen H. Powell of Amarillo, Texas, and Erik J. Powell of Nashville, Tennessee.
Ron first began working with Continental Airlines in Dallas, Texas, but eventually moved to California. After working several different jobs over the years, he made his career with Prudential Insurance Company. He retired from Prudential Insurance Company on December 31, 1993 after 18 years of service.
Ron learned to fly an airplane at the age of 19 and had his own plane for 20 years. He flew across the United States as well as Toronto and Vancouver, British Columbia. In addition to flying his own plane, Ron’s other interest included attending southern gospel concerts (especially the Gaithers), playing cards (hand and foot), and acquiring the latest electronic gadgets. He loved the Lord Jesus, loved his wife and loved his children. He always tried to do the right thing.
His parents and a brother, Gerald of La Pine, Oregon, preceded him in death. Besides his children, he is survived by his wife Terri of 39 ½ years, his sister Gwendolyn McClure (husband Rusty) of Pampa, Texas and his brother Darryl (wife Jean) of Big Springs, Texas, nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel with the service to be held on Thursday March 9, 2017 at Matthews Funeral Home chapel at 10:00 a.m. and interment at 4:00 p.m. in Pampa, Texas.