Jerry Wayne Powers, age 71, of Proctorville, OH, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at his home with his family by his side. He was born February 22, 1949, in Ashton, WV, to the late Woodrow and Betty Young Powers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Aubrey Powers, niece Tammy Cumptan, and brother-in-law Ralph Byrd. He is survived by the love of his life, Ellena Sue Burcham Powers, whom he married 52 years ago on October 12, 1968; two sons and daughters-in-law Darin and Tammy Powers of Kent, OH, and Jay and Rebecca Powers of Milton, WV, and four grandchildren that he adored and was so proud of, Courtney, Madison, Brooke, and AJ Powers; three brothers, Keith (Wanda) Powers and Larry “Pat” (Charlotte) Powers, both of West Milton, OH; Bruce Powers of Huntington, WV.; four sisters, Barbara (Glenn) Hinkle of Centerburg, OH, Velma (Pete) Ransburgh, of Columbus, OH, Judy (Ronnie) Dallis of Huntington, WV, and Gayle Byrd of Jacksonville, FL; his best friend, Bill Grim, that he called “his brother from another mother”, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who he loved very much. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was nicknamed Smiley by his nurses because no matter how bad he felt he was always smiling. He was always joking and wanted to make people laugh and be happy. He was a 1967 graduate of Huntington East High School. After high school he worked as an auto mechanic at several car dealerships in the Tri-State area. In 1978 he went to work at AEP’s Gavin Power Plant in Cheshire, OH, and retired from there in 2010 after 32 years of service. He loved his old hot rods, going to car shows, and hanging out with his car buddies at McDonald’s in Proctorville. He never met a stranger and was loved by everyone who knew him. He was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Proctorville where he was involved in several ministries. He has attended New Baptist Church in Huntington, WV, for the past few years. He had two doctors that were also his very good friends, Dr. Dewayne Tackett and Dr. Gerritt Kimmey. They have taken very good care of him for the past 20 years. We thank them so much. Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, OH, with Pastor Jeff Black and Pastor Trent Eastman officiating. Burial will follow the service at Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, OH. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM Friday, November 20, 2020 at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at ehallfuneralhome.com.
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