Larry Alan Powell
September 18, 1951 – February 7, 2021
Larry Alan Powell passed away on February 7, 2021 at the age of 69 from congestive heart failure. Larry was a fifth-generation Sacramentan, born to Maurice Wilkinson Powell and Jennie Lee Powell, both of whom predeceased him. He is survived by his two sons, Ryan and Noah, his brother Craig (Paige) and his nephew David. A graduate of C.K. McClatchy High School and the Aeronautics program at Sacramento City College, Larry had a lifelong love of everything mechanical, ranging from scooters to Harley Davidson motorcycles, countless automobiles and general aviation aircraft. He was brilliant at mathematics and physics, and relished meeting every imaginable mechanical challenge. He built what was believed to have been the largest collection of Hodaka trail bikes in the country, traveling far and wide in his hunt for additions to his collection. He relished trail bike trips in the Sierras with his father and brother, as well as riding (fast) motorcycles on mountain roads with his best friend Johnny Hines. He was a successful businessman and a leader of the vending industry in Sacramento. He loved travelling with his family. He circled the world on a three-month trip with his family in 1966, attended the Octoberfest in Munich, and enjoyed the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. With his engaging manner, personal warmth, big smile and generous nature, Larry made friends easily. He very much blazed his own trail in life. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends who loved and adored him. Services will be held outside at East Lawn Cemetery, 4300 Folsom Blvd., on Monday, February 22nd, at 1:00 p.m. Larry will be joining three previous generations of his family at rest at East Lawn: his parents Maurice and Jennie, his grandmother Gladys Ringer, and his great grandparents George F. Kipp and Eva Lena Kipp. Funeral services arranged by Harry A. Nauman & Son.