Retired Brigadier General John Powers
Retired Brigadier General John Thomas Powers, 80, died peacefully on May 24, 2018 surrounded by his family. John was survived by his son, William (Bill) Powers of Lottsburg, VA and his daughter Lynn Ferguson and her husband Jack of Lowell, MA. He was predeceased by his siblings Mary Reeves, Richard Powers, Florence St. George and Thomas Powers. John was a long-time resident of Lottsburg, VA formerly of Dorchester, MA. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He enjoyed a very long distinguished career serving in the United States Army, and the discipline and patriotism he learned while serving his country never left him, as friends and family will attest. He was an active member of the Light of Christ Anglican Church and enjoyed cooking many meals (and cookies) for his church family alongside his son Bill. He took great pride in his participation with the Kairos ministry. He loved woodworking and fishing. He loved to talk to people and share his many stories. He will be missed significantly. A memorial service will be held at Light of Christ Anglican Church, 9500 Northumberland Hwy., Heathsville, VA, June 9 at 11:00 am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Light of Christ Anglican Church, PO Box 609, Heathsville, VA 22473, in John’s name. Funeral arrangements will be made at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.