November 24, 1924 – December 2, 2018
Roscoe L. Powers, age 94, widower of the late Elizabeth Mullikin Powers, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018.
Born in Greenville, he was a son of the late Robert Lee Powers and Myrtice Ernestine Hambrick Powers. Mr. Powers was retired from Ryan’s Family Steakhouse where he served as the corporate pilot and Director of real estate. He was a U.S. Army World War II Veteran. Mr. Powers was an active Shriner and a pilot for the Flying Nobles. He formerly served as Commissioner of the Greenville Downtown Airport Commission.
Mr. Powers is survived by three children, Richard Powers (Mary), Lee M. Powers, and Debra Powers; two grandchildren, Phillip Powers and Mary Catherine Leonard; six sisters, Thelma Butler, Ruth Hilton, Martha Powers, Mary Gravley, Becky Melton, and Bobbi Beck; and a brother, Carol Powers. He was predeceased by two sisters, Alice Clark and Ellen Trotter; and two brothers, Frank Powers and Alonzo Powers.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM in Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Mackey Funerals & Cremations at Woodlawn Memorial Park prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Open Arms Hospice, 1836 W. Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680.
- Visitation Saturday, December 8, 2018
- Graveside Service Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Thomas J. Mims
December 6, 2018
I am a lifelong friend of Roscoe. He was the "Big Boy" in our agricultural East Gant community. My families place was opposite their larger place on Augusta Road between Fork Shoals Road and White Hourse Road. Time frame is later 1930's and early 1940's.
I was called "Tomy" and about the same age as "Lonnie". Roscoe being 8 or 9 years older. My grandfather Gillespie owned our 10 acre place. I believe their much larger farm was rented.
I know little of the family since they moved about the time the Greenville Army Air Base was built.
I , of course, have no idea which family members can attend the funeral but would like to believe some of them will remember those good times and me.
Please give this message to the member you think best and ask them to contact me. Also please sign my name on the visitors Register. Thank You