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Oscar Henderson Powers

Oscar Henderson Powers, age 89, of Erwin, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Powers was born in Wise Virginia and a son of the late Harmon and Carrie Dotson Powers. Oscar served in WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart during his service with the U. S.Army. He worked for the U M W A, as a crane operator, retiring in 1981. Oscar was a member of Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Oscar is preceded in death by his brother; Harmon Powers and a sister; Crestville.
Survivors left behind to cherish his memories are his wife: Beatrice Belcher Powers
Sons: Bill Powers, his wife Rita
Steve Powers, his wife Debra
Step children: Jerry Selvage, his wife Chris
Gary Selvage, his wife Kathy
Jeff Selvage, his wife Lisa
Judy Davis
Grandchildren: Steve Powers, Heather Sykes
Michelle Ireson, Jamie Roberts
Jennifer Linden, Ford Davis
Jarrod Davis, Steve Selvage
Emily Selvage and Cassie Selvage
Sisters: Pauline Labat
Heneritta Stallard
12 Great-Grandchildren
Several Nephews and Nieces

The family request the honor of your presence as we honor and remember the life of Oscar Henderson Powers in a Celebration of life at 8 PM, Sunday, April 6, 2014, in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Roger Laws will officiate. A visitation period to share memorial and offer support for the family will be at 5 PM, Sunday, April 6, 2014, in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home and will continue until service time. A committal service will be at
Monday, April 6, 2014 at 10:45 AM, at the V. A. Mountain Home Cemetery, with Military Honors. Please meet at the V. A. Mountain Home Cemetery by 10:35 AM on Monday. Serving as pallbearers will be Ford Davis, Jarrod Davis, Jamie Roberts, Roy Lacey, Dean Robinson, George Turner, Paul Edwards and Kevin Powers.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donation be made to the V. A. Medical Center Hopital, send to: James H Quillen V A Medical Center, Attn: Voluntary Services, P. O. Box 4000, Mountain Home, TN, 37684.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Oscar Henderson Powers through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.