Rev. Billy Gene PowersGate City, VA | April 29, 2010
Rev. Billy Gene Powers — Gate City, VA. Rev. Billy Powers, 81, entered into rest April 29, 2010 at Wellmont Hospice House of Bristol, TN. Born in Kentucky on August 15, 1928 he is a son of the late Beecher Nathan Powers and Lucille McCellean Powers. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Colleen M. Powers and a son, Jeffery Nathan Powers and a daughter-in-law, Amy Mercer Powers. Surviving is his daughters, Linda (Penny) Dail and husband, Steve, of Larkspur, CO., Billie Sue McCarthy and husband, Mike, Rutland, MA., and Donna Lynn Akers and husband, Mike, of Jonesboro, TN. a sister, Patrica Horton and husband, Jack, Hickory, NC., brothers, Rev. Shannon Powers and wife, Judy, Kingsport, TN., and Carlyle Powers and wife, Norberta, Greenville, TN. seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. The family will receive family and friends Monday, May 3, 2010 from 5-7 p.m. at the Gate City Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Layton Bentley officiating. Darthula Church Choir will be provide the music. Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Hammond Post # 3 of Kingsport, TN and Gate City Post # 265 of Gate City, VA., along with members of Virginia National Guard, Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Online guest registry is available for the Powers family at www.gatecityfunerals.com. Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Billy Gene Powers.
CondolencesDonna & Billie Sue , So sorry for your loss,
Posted by: Peggy Langrel Cruby, May 04, 2010
Bill and I worked together at Childers's Oil for more than 20 years. He was a good friend and will be greatly missed.
Posted by: Paul Vanover, May 03, 2010
to Donna and Billie Sue,
We only knew your father for a short time, but he made a
large impact on us. He was a very special person, and he
always had something positive to say. We all grew to love
Darrell still wonders where all the people went — even in his
state, he misses Bill.
You both took very good care of him and have nothing to
regret. He loved his family very much.
Just was thinking today about the story about your Mom
asking him what took him so long. He was ready to see her.
God blessyou all and give you his peace.
Posted by: debra faust dougherty, May 02, 2010
Papaw You will be missed! Im sorry i can't make it in for the funeral, i will be praying for everybody! Love you!
Posted by: Ashton Powers and Chris Muncie and Baby Nathan, May 01, 2010
We will miss you Uncle Bill, we love you all very much and send our deepest sympathy. We will keep each of you in our prayers.
With deepest love,
Sharon Horton Hill and Rusty Hill
Posted by: Sharon Horton Hill, April 30, 2010
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