Carl Eugene Powers Sr.

Carl Eugene Powers Sr., 54, of Anna, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.

He was born on Aug. 19, 1963, in Jerseyville, the son of Wesley and Barbara Godar Powers.

He married Debbie Allison on June 18, 1996, in Paducah.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Powers of Anna; his father, Wesley Powers of Jerseyville; children Carl Eugene Jr. (Mary) Powers of Fieldon, Stephanie Allison of Jonesboro and Christina Ridenbark of Jerseyville; grandchildren Morgan, Allison and Hannah Morris, Autumn Powers, Jimmy and Alex Ridenbark; brothers Kenny Powers of Anna and David (Davina) Powers of Dongola; aunts, uncles, numerous cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother, Gary.

He was a truck driver most of his life. He enjoyed working on engines ever since he was a young boy. He loved to hear the roar of a diesel engine. One of his goals was to put his hand in the Pacific Ocean and to drive across the country and put his hand in the Atlantic Ocean, which he was able to do. When his granddaughters started driving and had a problem, they always ran to grandpa, saying “grandpa can you look at my car?”

He loved woodworking and was an avid reader and member of the NRA. He was a kind and caring person who would help anyone having trouble. He was a patient teacher, and a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Alto Pass Cemetery, with the Rev. Mike Miller officiating. Interment was in the Alto Pass Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the Shriners Hospital for Children.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

112 Lafayette St.
Anna, Illinois 62906
Office Number: (618) 833-2158

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