Obituary of Russell Harris Powers
Russell Harris Powers, 80-year-old resident of Doniphan, MO, departed this life Sunday, August 21, 2022, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO. He was born November 22, 1941, in Pollard, AR, to the late Daniel Franklin and Lois (Thomas) Powers.
Russell had worked in a greenhouse and flower shop in Texas for 14 years before moving to Doniphan where he was employed at Missouri Forge until his retirement. He had also served in the United States Army. Russell loved gardening and traveling. He attended Doniphan First Church of God and was dedicated to setting aside time for reading his Bible.
Surviving are his sisters, Carolyn Wilkerson of Doniphan, Jewell Vaughn of Benton Harbor, MI, Betty Barrow of Kennett, MO, and Patsy Rau of Benton Harbor, MI; his brothers, Robert Powers of Doniphan and J. D. Powers of Sodus, MI; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Russell was preceded in death by a sister, Pearl Rattan, and a brother, Edward Powers.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at the Doniphan City Cemetery with Pastor Elijah Allen officiating.