Richard Powers

Richard Powers

A memorial service was held at the Crossroads United Methodist Church, Perry, Ga., on Sept. 27 for Richard Lee “Ric” Powers, formerly of Washington, who passed away Sept. 20. Born Jan. 26, 1952, in Celina, Ohio, he was the son of Saralee Massie Powers and William Thomas Powers, who preceded him in death. He graduated in 1970 from Washington High School and in 1974 from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Ric was an area manager for the Army Corps of Engineers at Robbins Air Force Base responsible for all MILCON construction at Robbins and several other military bases. Earlier in his career he had spent time in Egypt and Oman managing military construction projects. He was the recipient of many honors and awards during his career. He was a Fellow in the Society of Military Engineers, was awarded an Engineer of the Year Award from the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers, and an achievement award was named after him at Robbins. He is survived by a wife, Carol Taylor Powers of Perry, Ga; a sister and brother-in law, Patricia Sue “Patti” and Gerald Lee “Jerry” Armes of Dallas, Texas; a niece, Jennifer Anne Ruckle, her husband, Clyde Ruckle, and children Ethan and Kyle Ruckle of Las Vegas, Nev. Also surviving is an aunt, Martha Sue Massie Thomas and her husband Dr. Henry C. Thomas of Lubbock, Texas. (Sept. 20, 2010)

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