William “Bill” Powers


    William “Bill” Franklin Powers of Cherryville, Missouri was born on Thursday, March 22, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri to James Everett and Myrtle Lulu (McKinnon) Powers and passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the age of 74 years, 11 months and 26 days.


    Bill graduated from Cuba High School and immediately joined the United States Army where he served honorably.
    He had accepted the Lord and was a member of St. James VFW #5608.
    He married Denise Lynn Miller on Monday, December 31, 1984 in Steelville, Missouri.
    Bill was a tree trimmer at McDonald’s Tree Service for over 25 years, then he and Denise ran their own business, D&B General Contractors until 1993.  He enjoyed working on cars and fishing.  He loved his dogs, especially his little dog, Jasmine.  
    He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Myrtle Powers; father-in-law, Charles Miller; infant brothers, Paul Dean McDonald and James Powers; brothers, James McDonald and John Powers; brother-in-law, Steven Miller; and nephew, Joseph Powers.
    He is survived by his wife, Denise Powers of Cherryville, Missouri; children, Tammy (Chris) Schmidt of Villa Ridge, Missouri, Billy Powers Jr. of Owensville, Missouri,  April (Gil) Kennedy of Sullivan, Missouri, James Powers of Cuba, Missouri, Crystal Gibbs of St. Louis, Missouri, Justin (Anne) Gibbs of Walton, Kentucky and Tiffany Powers of Steelville, Missouri; 18 grandchildren, Christopher, Brock, Jackson, Brandi, Hannah, Jozy, Jenna, Fellica, Mchenzie, Timra, Chelsa, Brandon, Courtney, Stevi, Hunter, Peyton, Kahlynne and Addison; six great grandchildren, Alex, Dylan, Kaison, Lydia, Bailey and Joey; brother, Joe (Phyllis) Powers of Davisville, Missouri; mother-in-law, Patricia Smith of Farmington, Missouri; brother-in-law, of Tony (Sandy) Miller; sisters-in-law, Anita (Robbie) Hicks of Farmington, Missouri and Stephanie Howard of Salem, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
    Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. with Bro. Shane Ryerson officiating.
    Burial will be at the Newburg Cemetery in Newburg, Missouri with full military honors.  
    Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.