Robert C. Powers, Jr, 60, of New Athens, IL, born July 28, 1954 in St. Louis, MO, died Friday, December 12, 2014 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville. Mr. Powers was a United States Army veteran and had worked in the mental health services field.
Robert was preceded in death by his father, Robert C. Powers, Sr.
He is survived by his mother, Betty (Creekpaum) Powers of New Athens, IL, children; Richard Lawrence Powers of Springfield, MO, Robbie Powers of Springfield, MO, Tamatha Ann Chaney of E. Carondelet, IL, Kavin Shane Wyatt of E. Carondelet, IL; 2 brothers; Kevin Powers of New Baden, IL, and Larry Dale Goetz of New Athens, IL,; sister Betty S. Johnston of New Athens, IL; 7 grandchildren and dear friend Yvonne Powers of E. Carondelet, IL
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Wounded Warrior Project.
In keeping with Mr. Powers’ wishes, private services are to be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.