Powell, Lloyd

Written by David Green.

Lloyd Burton Powell, 87, of Morenci, Mich., died April 30, 2013.

He was born April 15, 1926, in Fulton County, Ohio, the son of Roscoe Buford and Grace Irene (Ladd) Powell. He married Doris McKee on April 3, 1948, and  she survives. 

 Lloyd was a lifelong Morenci resident who enjoyed his work as a farmer, retiring from farming in 2003. He was a member of the Morenci Sportsman's Club for many years. Trapshooting was his favorite past-time, and he won numerous awards. Over the years he bowled on the Wednesday Night Men's League and Sunday Night Ma and Pa League. He was inducted into the Morenci Men's Bowling Hall of Fame in 1988. He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan and knew a lot of trivia about the team. 

Besides his wife, Lloyd is survived by a daughter, Susan (and Marvin) Merkle of Coldwater, Mich.; grandchildren, Tiffany (and Rick) Fillmore of Quincy, Mich., and Thomas (and Samantha) Merkle of Coldwater; and great-grandchildren, Brody, Cady and Kody Fillmore and Lucas Merkle. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee County.

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