Howard Powles, 93, of Dongola, and formerly of Tamms, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna.
Mr. Powles was born on June 30, 1927, the son of Roy and Lorene Powles of Mill Creek. His passion in life was baseball.
Mr. Powles signed with the St. Louis Cardinals and later the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was a lifelong Cardinals fan.
He was a World War II veteran, having served in Japan.
He was a longtime hardware salesman and worked for both Belknap Hardware and Witte Hardware. He was also a volunteer firefighter with the Tamms Fire Department.
Mr. Powles is survived by sons Stan (Alison) Powles of Golconda and Jeff Powles of Anna; daughter Betty Powles of Anna; stepchildren Kerry Hunter, Lisa (Wayne) Downs and Kyle (Laura) Hunter; grandchildren Hilary Powles, Emily Powles, Fred (April) Terbrak, Martina Terbrak, Justin Hunter, Kendra Miller, Kayla Hunter, Dereck Hunter, Melissa Lowry and Emily Downs; sisters Louise “Tyne” (Bob) Thompson of Mill Creek, Fern Thompson of Dongola and Imogene Lynn of Marion; several great- and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ella Albright and his second wife, Charlene Hunter Powles; daughters Treva Powles and Sandra Terbrak; his parents, Roy and Lorene Powles; a sister, Delores “Toots” Wilson; a brother, Frank Powles; brothers-in-law Don Lynn and Jack Wilson; a granddaughter, Crystal Terbrak, and a grandson, Nicholas Downs.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, with the Rev. Brent Gordon officiating. Interment was in Beechwood Cemetery in Mounds, with full military honors by the Illinois Honor Guard and local veterans.
Memorials can be made to the Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois and can be mailed to 10400 Terminal Dr., Suite 200, Marion, Ill. 62959.
Crain Funeral Home Tamms was in charge of arrangements.