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Carl Richard Powers

Williamston, Michigan

Carl was born in Pax Branch, West Virginia, on August 8, 1930, to Harry and Mercedes (Gooding) Powers. He died on March 29, 2015, at the age of 84.

Carl enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1950 and was honorably discharged in 1954. He retired as vice president of Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Co. in 1992.

He was predeceased by his parents; granddaughter, Molly Kate Powers; brothers, Paul and James Powers; and son-in-law, Richard Hull. Surviving are his wife of nearly 61 years, Helen; son, Douglas (Kelly) Powers; daughter, Lee Ann Hull; granddaughter, Olivia Jane Powers; grandsons, Ryan and Jonpatrick Powers; sister-in-law, Sandra Powers; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Noon on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sierra Rose Farms Healing Hearts with Horses Foundation, 5953 W. Cutler Rd., DeWitt, MI 48820 or Nevus Outreach, Inc., 600 SE Delaware Ave., Suite 200, Bartlesville, OK 74003.

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Published in Lansing State Journal on Mar. 31, 2015.
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March 28, 2020
I only have good memories of Carl. He always enjoyed the hotdogs that had gone around on the spit at airports until they were good and brown. Great guy to golf with as he always complimented you are your game regardless of how you were playing. Generous to a fault and very compassionate. Missed often. Lloyd
Lloyd Stickler
April 2, 2015
I worked with Carl for 16 years until he retired. Carl was always willing to lend an ear, offer suggestions, and give a helping hand. He was generous with his time and I never spent a bad minute with him. Great guy and leader.
Lloyd Stickler
April 1, 2015
I worked with Carl many years. He was a kind and gentle man. A great boss and leader. He was admired, loved and respected by all who knew him. He became a very dear friend after we both retired I will miss him dearly.
Sue Duemler
March 31, 2015
Susan Surateaux
March 31, 2015
So sorry to hear of the passing of Carl. I met Carl through a Michigan Millers golf outing. Truly a great guy with a charismatic smile. I certainly was not a golfer of Carl's caliber but he made it seem I was. He had a way of helping you without you even knowing it. Always a smile and always a great laugh. Thank you Carl. May you enjoy many rounds in heaven. Bless you Carl.
Susan Surateaux
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