Carrol R. Powders

February 4, 1925June 26, 2013

Carrol R. Powders, native of Lemons, Missouri and resident of Baton Rouge for more than 25 years, went to be with his Lord Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the age of 88. A loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and “all around great and loving man.” Carrol was a retired Postal Clerk from Council Bluffs, Iowa and Cape Girardeau, Missouri. After retiring from 30 years at the post office, he became the manager of Carlton Place in Baton Rouge. Carrol was a WWII veteran and a member of the American Legion here in Baton Rouge. He was a faithful member and Sunday School teacher at Temple Baptist Church for over 15 years, and presently a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church. Carrol is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy (Dot); two children, Rebecca Ann Goodrich and Randy Eugene Powders; brother, Dean Powders; four grandchildren, Jennifer Gray, Bobby Goodrich, Liz Tuffs and Michael Goodrich; and 10 great grandchildren. Visitation will be 2pm – 5pm, Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Greenoaks Funeral Home and will continue Monday, July 1, 2013 at 9am until the funeral service at 10am also at Greenoaks Funeral Home, Pastor Roger Waggoner officiating. Entombment will follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be men from the Gospel Light Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at Online condolences may be placed at


  • Visitation Sunday, June 30, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, July 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 1, 2013

Carrol R. Powders

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Heather Lukse

July 2, 2013

Dear Ms. Dot,
I was so sad to learn of Mr. Carrol's passing. He was the kindest, sweetest, and most caring man I think I have ever known. He always took time to make you feel special. I know he has a special place in heaven because he was so special to all who knew him. May you find comfort in the days ahead knowing his incredible influence on this earth. In case you have forgotten who I am. I was the Weight Watchers leader at the meeting you and Mr. Carrol attended.

July 1, 2013

So sorry for your loss he was a fine man will keep you in my prayers

Adelaide Russo

June 29, 2013

To my dearest Dot, Carrol's children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, my heart-felt condoleances and deep sympathy. We have lost a great good man whose generosity and kindness made the world a better place. He was blessed and a blessing to everyone whose path he crossed.

Larry and Nancy Malone

June 29, 2013

We appreciate the friendship we enjoyed with "Mr Powders", as we called him, due to our respect and the high regard we had for him. Not often do you have the privilege of knowing a man of such strong Biblical conviction who is also gentle and winsome.
Our deepest sympathy goes Dot and to the family at this difficult time. My first thought upon hearing of Mr Powder's passing was that he is now home and his faith is now sight! May God's comfort and joy continue to sustain you.

Tami Henion

June 29, 2013

Becky, Jenny, Bobby, Liz and Michael, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad and grandpa. I am praying for you as you remember his life and suffer the heartache of the temporary separation between his death now and life eternal with him and our Lord. Becky, I know how much you loved your dad and how much of his godly influence allowed you to (allows you to) depend on only the Lord in life's circumstances when He is all who can be all you need. I love you all!

Michael Goodrich

June 29, 2013

Grandpa "Popeye" will forever be a shining example of what a Godly man should be. As far back as I can recall, he would spend a good bit of his day studying his Bible. He taught me many things in the time that I spent with him, things about our history and our family. The most important thing he ever taught me, though never a word was spoken about it, was that if you wanted to follow the Lord and truely give your life to Him, you must diligently study His word. He taught me this truth with his example. I couldn't have asked for a better grandpa. He was my teacher, my friend, a role model and, most of all, my "Popeye". I will miss his stories almost as much as I will miss him. I love you, Grandpa, until we see each other again. Love, Michael

June 28, 2013

I was so proud to call Uncle Carrol my Uncle. He always told awesome stories and you could sit and listen to him forever. I still see his smile and his loving kindness. He lived and spoke his christian faith everyday. It is a sad day to not see his face again he will be so missed, I feel blessed to have known him!!

June 28, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss. Even though I never met your dad Becky, I felt as though I knew him from all the wonderful stories you told me. Thanks for sharing his photo and life through this difficult time. Thinking of you and the family. Prayers and love.

Dana Patton

Teresa Lasher

June 28, 2013

I cannot think of a man who more closely exemplified the Lord Jesus Christ in his walk and in his talk.

He was loving, caring, Holy, humorous, faithful, kind and generous, wise, encouraging, avid story teller, genealogy expert, and a wonderful Father figure.

Uncle Carrol, you will be sadly missed by many. The only reassuring factor for us is that now we KNOW you are with your Heavenly Father and are at peace. No more pain.

Maybe God delegated you to be one of the Tour Guides to meet & greet & inform Heaven's residents. You've earned those jewels and stripes. We love you dearly and will miss you immensely.

Teresa & Steve Lasher, Grand Rapids, Michigan