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PRINCETON Paul Eugene Powell, 75 of Princeton, WV was surrounded in the love of his family and was peacefully ushered home to God on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Princeton Community Hospital.
Born November 20, 1942 on Powell Mountain in Oakvale, WV he was a son of the late Jack Owen and Lakie Martin Powell.
Paul joined the U.S. Navy where he was medically discharged in 1961.
Paul retired from the WV Turnpike Commission with 38 years of loyal and dedicated service. He was awarded the Supervisor of the year award and had over 2 million "safe driving miles. In 1975, Paul founded and operated Paul's License Service on Mercer Street and later moved to Thorn Street. He was a member of Goodwyns Chapel Church of Christ for many years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jackson F. Powell, Sr., a niece, Terri Powell Barie and his former wife, Anna M. Powell.
Paul is survived by his loving daughter, Rhonda A. Thomas and step-son, Michael G. Smith and companion Dora both of Princeton; Grandchildren, Heather Ramirez and husband Fred, Chasen Thomas and wife Jackie, and the grandchildren he raised, Tamala Gore and husband Terrence and Gregory Smith and wife Allie all of Princeton; Great-grandchildren, Dhestyn, Saeghyn, Glaecyn, Khamrin, Ayce, Ky'Anna, Kaize, Lexy and Madison; Loving sister, Thressa Carper and husband Orville; Special niece, Gina Sively and companion Howie, and nephew, Jacky Powell and wife Sandy all of Princeton; His significant other, Pearl Akers of Princeton.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Paul Eugene Powell will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, February 8, 2018 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton, with Jim Mullens officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery in Princeton.
Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared with the family via www.memorialfd.com.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The Powell family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Published on February 5, 2018
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