MORGANTON Sgt. Major Chadd Powell, 41, of Morganton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Born Oct. 8, 1978, he was the son of Jane Powell and the late Greg Powell. Chadd was a 23-year veteran with the National Guard. He was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2004, and Operation Enduring Freedom 2015. Chadd was a member of the Lovelady Masonic Lodge #670 in Valdese and became a Master Mason in 2017. He loved playing his guitar and singing, spending time with his family and friends and loved humor. Chadd always said he was "loving life." Chadd is survived by Cindy Powell; daughter, Alaina Powell; mother, Jane Powell; sister, Nikki Powell and fiancé, Daniel Williams; brother, Devin Powell; and nephews, Bryson Williams and Garrett Williams. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 1, at Sossoman Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m., in the Colonial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. W. Jim Smith officiating. Military honors will be provided by the N.C. National Guard. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.sossomanfh.com.