Opal V. Powers
December 8, 1935 – October 14, 2021
Opal V. Powers, age 85, of Chattanooga, passed away at her home on Thursday, October 14, 2021.
Opal was born in Lincoln County, West Virginia. She retired from Ripley Apparel in Ripley, West Virginia. Opal and her husband, moved to Chattanooga in 1992. She also retired from K-Mart on Highway 58. Opal was a longtime member of Abba’s House in Hixson.
Opal was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Harold “Bud” Powers.
Opal is survived by her brother, Jennings “Ben” Simpkins and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, October 22, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.
A Celebration of Opal’s Life will be held at 11 am on Saturday, at the North Chapel with Dr. Ron Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Opal’s name to Danny Thomas Foundation for Children – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 – 9959 or www.st.jude.org
The family respectfully request that "social distancing", wearing masks, and all CDC measures be followed at the funeral home and cemetery.
- Harold "Bud" Powers, husband of 45 years (deceased)
- Jennings "Bud" Simpkins, brother
- Opal is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Friday, October 22, 2021
Celebration of Opal's life
Saturday, October 23, 2021