TELL CITY – Robert E. "Bob" Powers, 87, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 7, 1926, in Cannelton, son of the late Jess and Clyda Mae (Spencer) Powers. Also preceding him in death were his brothers, Alfred, David and Hargis Powers and Harry Lee Powers in infancy and a great-grandson, Cain Kieser, in infancy.
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A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and later a U.S. Air Force veteran, Bob was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cannelton. He was united in marriage March 17, 1951, to Mary Ida (Robson) Powers. He had worked at Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kan., and Seattle, Wash., and retired from J.A. Jones Construction. He was a member of the Carpenter's Union. Bob enjoyed listening to Hank Williams Sr., gambling, playing slot machines and cards, NASCAR and spending time with his grandchildren.
Bob is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Ida Powers; a daughter, Kimberly Powers Ball of Tell City; sons Robert (Barbara) Powers, Richard J. "Dickie" (Anne) Powers and Kelly Powers, all of Tell City; five grandchildren, Ryan, Justin, Marievelyn, Samantha and Brandon Powers, two stepgrandchildren, Allen and Deanna Walker and four great-grandchildren, Ian, McKenzie, Nicholas and Wyatt Powers and his caregiver, Jewel Goodridge, of Hancock County, Ky.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel, with burial in New Cliff Cemetery in Cannelton. The Rev. Lewis C. Garrett will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Oaks Senior Center in Cannelton. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.huberfuneralhome.net.
Huber Funeral Home
1139 Twelfth Street
Tell City, IN 47586
Published in Perry County News on July 31, 2014