Lewis Herman Power
Lewis Herman Power, 81, husband of Sandra Howard Power, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at McCall Hospice House after several years of declining health.
Born in Laurens, he was the son of the late J. Herman Power and Ora Simpson Power and the step-son of the late Willie B. Duncan Power. Lewis was a lifetime member of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church. He was the manager and owner of J. Herman Power Company for 58 years. He attended Clemson College and he served in the Quartermaster Corp of the Army in Europe during the Korean War. He was a Mason and a Shriner and during his 50-year tenure with Laurens County Farm Bureau, he served as vice-president, secretary-treasurer and director. In 1978, he was elected president of The Carolinas Farm and Power Equipment Dealer's Association. In 2004, the county honored him by being awarded Agriculturist of the Year. One of the great joys of his life was the friendship he enjoyed with many farmers in and around Laurens.
In addition to his wife of 54 ½ years, he is survived by a daughter, Sandy Lee Power of Blacksburg, VA; son, Howard Power and wife, Cindy, and grandson, James Howard Power of Simpsonville; sister, Elinor P. Varndell of Mount Pleasant; sister-in-law, Mary Lee Howard Hord and husband, Buddy of Charlotte, NC; and 3 nieces and 1 nephew.
Services will be graveside at Highland Home Baptist Church Cemetery on Friday, July 18, 2014, at 11:00 AM with Military Honors. Conducting the service will be Rev. Alex Henderson, pastor of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church and Rev. Tony E. Crouch, former pastor of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church, 499 Chestnut Ridge Road, Laurens, SC 29360 or to The Cancer Society of Greenville, 113 Mills Ave., Greenville, SC 29605-4085 or to Shriner's Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605-4277.
Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.
The Kennedy Mortuary, Inc.
606 W. Main St. Laurens, SC 29360
Published in The Greenville News on July 17, 2014