American Veteran 01

Willie Fred Powers, I

August 26, 1940 ~ May 13, 2022 (age 81)

Obituary

A TIME TO BE BORN:

Papa was born on August 26, 1940 to the late Fred Powers and Willie Vera Dixon.

 

A TIME TO LIVE:

Papa married Patricia Jean Savoy on December 26, 1959 in San Francisco, California.  To this union three children were born.

*Employed by VA Hospital for 30 years.

*Lincoln High School Class of 1958 Graduate.

*Joined Navy immediately after high school.

*Played softball worldwide.

*Coached girl’s volleyball and basketball at P.K. Yonge School.

*Coached little league softball and basketball.

*Member of The Negro League Baseball Team.

*Crossing guard fir Alachua County Public Schools.

*Lived his life within the teachings of The Masonic Brotherhood.

 

Papa thoroughly enjoyed retirement.  He was free to support his grandchildren in their sporting endeavors.  Coaching softball was Papa’s passion.  His true joy was relaxing on his front porch with a big glass of coke.

 

A TIME TO DIE:

On Friday, May 13, 2022 the book of life was closed for Papa.  The Lord reached down from heaven and gathered another one of his angels.

 

A TIME TO MOURN:

His forever memories will continue to live through the heart of his wife of 62 years, Mrs. Patricia Powers.

 

Children: 

Tanya Powers, Andre Powers (deceased), Aleida Scott (Tracy) and Willie F. Powers II (Patricia)

 

Grandchildren:

Tamika Clark (Ronald), Willie F. Powers III (Lenedra), Jimmy Johnson III, Patrice Powers, Andrea Powers, Tracey Scott

 

Great-Grandchildren:

Naehyla Jennings, Nathan Jennings III, Taylor Powers, Jayden Harriott, Skylar Henderson, Carter Scott, RoniyahClark, Tarall Clark, Josiah Powers, Jimere Johnson, 

 

Uncle:

William Clyde Randall-McCullough

 

Bonus Brother:

Lucious Mitchell

 

Special Cousins:

Shirley Scott-Whiteside, Sandra Scott Jackson, Eldora Scott Carter, Barbara Ann Moore, Margaret Dawson-Wallace

 

God Children:

Reginald Maxwell Jr (Atlanta, GA)

Michelle Ruth Lewis

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Services

Visitation
Friday
May 20, 2022

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Phillip & Sons Visitation Suite
310 State Road 26
Melrose, FL 32666
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Celebration of Life
Saturday
May 21, 2022

11:00 AM
Passage Family Church
2020 NE 15th Street
Gainesville, FL 32609
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Interment
Monday
May 23, 2022

12:30 PM
Jacksonville National Cemetery
4083 Lannie Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218
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