Charles Powers, 80

Charles Edward Powers, 80, of Wabash, died at 11:40 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash. 

He was born May 12, 1939, in Paintsville, Ky., to Daniel O. and Sybil (Blair) Powers.
Charles married Sandra Kay Hill, she preceded him in death. He worked in the foundry at Ford Meter Box in Wabash, retiring after 27 years. Charles attended Christian Heritage Church in Wabash. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, building, inventing, and tinkering around. 

He is survived by three children, Sheila Ann (Bill) Sluss of Wabash, Vicki (Scott) Pennington of Urbana, and Timothy Edward Powers of Wabash; eight grandchildren, Sheri White, Sharon (Mike) Morgan, Billy Sluss, Scottie (Carrie) Pennington, Doug (Kasey) Pennington, Dustin Powers, T.J. Powers, and Jacob Books, all of Wabash; several great-grandchildren; four great- great-grandsons, and his brother, William Ray Powers of Columbus, Ohio. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Franklin Pennington, and 3 half-sisters.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at Christian Heritage Church, 2776 River Road, Wabash, with the Rev. Tim Prater officiating.  Friends may call 1-3 p.m. Monday, at the church.

Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Christian Heritage Church.

The memorial guest book for Charles may be signed at


Posted on 2019 Dec 13