Robert-Powers-Obituary

Robert W. Powers

St. Louis, Missouri

1921 - 2014

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Powers, Robert W. age 92, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday afternoon, July 25, 2014. Radiating the care and good humor that he was known for throughout his life, he prepared these words to serve as his obituary: Bob was born on September 13, 1921 on his mother's family farm...

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Bob Powers --- you have finally broke my heart. Our world will be different yet will always cherish the memories. Drake, I love you dearly and have just learned of your Daddy's departure from this earthly life. Heaven has received the best party planner of all times and I sure hope your Dad and my Dad finally have the opportunity to meet. Hugs and Many Prayers... Sarah McCoin

Bob, you were one of my favorite customers I enjoyed being your hairstylist. You were always sweet , kind , charming & very funny! You will be missed by the entire GREAT CLIPS FAMILY in Ladue , Mo. Prayers go out to your entire family and friends.

As Group Insurance Manager at Connecticut General Life Insurance Company's office in St. Louis, 1955-1958, I worked with Bob prior to moving to the firm's offices in Connecticut. He enriched my life! Joe Walton

Bob was such a unique and special person and I'm fairly certain there will not be another like him. He brought a smile to people's faces and really brought something special to all who had the privilege of knowing him. Bob's final tribute could not have been more heartwarming. My sympathy goes out to family and friends. Bob, you were a one of a kind and will be greatly missed.

My thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends at this sorrowful time.Although we never met we had a wonderful friendship on phone and internet.He and my late husband grew up together and were schoolmates in Atlanta and stayed in touch.He will be greatly missed.
Mary Anne Quin

THANKS FOR BELIEVING IN ME...YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE!!!

THANK YOU BOB...YOU ALWAYS HAD A BRIGHT SUNNY WORD TO ENCOURAGE ME WHEN IT SEEMED HOPELESS...YOU WERE SUCH A BLESSING TO ME AND I WILL KEEP PRESSING ON AND DO YOU PROUD...THANKS FOR BELIEVING IN ME & MY DREAM...YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE!!! YOU WERE EXTRAORDINARY!!!

My sister called me after a friend called her to tell us all to read the obituary of someone named Robert W. Powers. "It will be the best obituary you have ever read. You will guffaw, chortle, and warmly smile." We all wish we could have known Robert W. Powers

As in passing, as in life...funny!!

Best buddies for decades, we shared so much!!

You will stay with me forever in our memories. I love, love, love you, Bobby!

I only met Mr. Powers a few times, but his pull on my life has been significant. He was my parents' employer and mentor at Powers, Carpenter & Hall. I grew up hearing stories of his professional, sartorial & raconteurial prowess. When I was 12, he loaned me an antique printing of Plutarch's "Lives," which I somehow lost. I watched him, then in his 80s, dance at my brother's wedding and thought: "There's a man worth emulating." My father thought the same thing. And...