Esker R. Powers, Jr.
Esker R. Powers, Jr.

November 12, 1937 - March 20, 2019
Born in Wildcat, WV
Resided in Leavittsburg, OH
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Esker Ray Powers, Jr., 81, of Leavittsburg, passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 20, 2019, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center.

"Ray" as he was affectionately known, was born November 12, 1937, in Wildcat, WV, a son of Esker Ray, Sr. and Mary (Bodkin) Powers.

He graduated from Walkersville High School in West Virginia and was employed as a welder and machine operator for the ITT Grinnell Corporation for 30 years, prior to retiring.

Ray married the former Betty Jo Hoard on August 30, 1958. They shared almost 61 years of marriage and many happy memories together. She survives him.

He was a longtime member of the Warren Baptist Temple for over 50 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, yard work and traveling, but most of all he loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Besides his loving wife, Ray is survived by two daughters; Rebecca L. Powers and Brenda S. Powers - Goebel, both of Champion. He also leaves behind a brother, George (Barbara) Powers, of Prescott, AZ; a sister, Bernice Derico, of East Orwell, OH; five grandchildren; Kevin (Miranda), Stephen, and Christopher (Samantha Barnhart) Tenney, and Courtney and Erin Goebel; a great-granddaughter, Wynnette Jo Tenney; and a great grandson soon to be born.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents and seven sisters; Genevieve, Madelyn, Barbara, Merle, Helen, Phyllis and Pearl.

Funeral services will be held 11 AM Monday, March 25, 2019, at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 North Park Ave., Warren, with Pastor James Dittmar officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to services from 10 - 11 AM Monday at the funeral home.

Interment will take place in the Meadow Brook Memorial Park, Warren.

In lieu of flowers Ray's family requests that material contributions be made to the Warren Baptist Temple, 2093 Ewalt Ave. NE, Warren, OH 44483, in his memory.




Carl W. Hall Funeral Home
533 North Park Ave
Warren, OH US 44481
Monday, March 25, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Carl W. Hall Funeral Home
533 North Park Ave
Warren, OH US 44481
Monday, March 25, 2019
11:00 AM


Warren Baptist Temple
2093 Ewalt Avenue NE
Warren, OH 44483