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East Funeral Home

602 Olive Street, Texarkana, TX

OBITUARY

John Allen " Fish " Powers Jr.

September 14, 1947June 22, 2020
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John Allen "Fish" Powers, Jr. 72, of Texarkana, Arkansas passed away June 22, 2020 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Powers was born September 14, 1947 in Beaumont, Texas and was retired after many years at Cooper Tire. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Allen and Bagby Powers, Sr. and his brother Kermit F. "Skip" Gombert, Jr. Mr. Powers was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Texarkana, Texas, Knights of Columbus #1003 and Arkansas Elk Lodge and was past president of Texas Lone Star Ag Booster.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Sherry Kay Chenault Powers of Texarkana, Arkansas and two daughters and sons-in-law, Jerra and Jason Giacomoni of Texarkana, Texas and Sarah and Chase Hurst of Texarkana, Arkansas; grandchildren Madison and Mason Giacomoni of Texarkana, Texas and a sister-in-law, Johanna Gombert of Round Rock, Texas and sister Debi Schulz of Ralls, Texas. He also leaves behind a number of other relatives and cherished lifelong friends.

A Memorial Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

A Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers donations or memorials may be made to American Heart Association or Hospice of Texarkana.

The family will be at their residence at 13675 Highway 296, Texarkana, Arkansas.

Online tributes may be sent to www.eastfuneralhomes.com

Services

  • Memorial Rosary

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Memorial Mass

    Friday, June 26, 2020

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Fr. Francis O'Dowd

June 26, 2020

To Sherry, and the Powers' family and friends I wish to add my condolence on John passing; may his soul be forever at peace in the house of our eternal 'Father' and be counted among all of our family members and friends who have gone on before us.

Charles Moulton

June 25, 2020

Went to school with Alan. Into drag racing in 60s. Friendly. Enjoyed his company. May God grant comfort to the Family.

Christi Sellers

June 25, 2020

I’m so very sorry for your loss . My heart aches for you and the family. Sending my love and prayers to you and your sweet loving family. In this time of grieving, and the hard days to follow, look to our Lord for comfort and peace that only he can give .
I love y’all .

Sheila and Jon Taylor

June 25, 2020

His eyes always danced with love for Christ, his family and for those that he called friends. I admired his truth and the positive outlook that he spoke over his life and encouraged others to live and be true to themselves while living a Godly example. He will definitely be missed and we pray for his sweet family to cling to who he was, who is he still is in their hearts and to hold to that knowledge that they will see this jewel of a man again. We love you all, Jon and Sheila Taylor

Gail Abrahamson

June 24, 2020

Allen was a very nice classmate and friend through the years. He was devoted to his family and was a caring gentle man. All of us who knew him were blessed to call him friend. My prayers and condolences go out to the family.

Cherry Davis

June 24, 2020

There are no sweeter memories than the carefree days of youth. Allen and Sherry falling in love and joyful moments from then and now will make this family smile again. Prayers for you all. Always Cherry Helen

Robert Hay

June 24, 2020

I am so sorry. Allen was a good friend. May God be with you at this time in a special way.

Sarah Hurst

June 24, 2020

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