Saturday, February 23, 2008


Arthur L. Powers, age 77, of Cleveland, passed away, Friday, February 22, 2008 at Fairview General Hospital, Cleveland, following a long illness.

Born in Hammond, Kentucky, he was a resident of Cleveland for the past two months moving from North Ridgeville, where he lived for 35 years. He previously lived in Avon, Mansfield and Wise, Virginia.
He served in the US Army during the Korean War and was awarded a Purple Heart.Mr. Powers work in assembly at the Ford Engine Plant 1 in Brookpark for 35 years, retiring in 1991.
He was a former member of Faith Baptist Temple and North Ridgeville Church of God. He was a member of UAW Local 120. Arthur enjoyed bowling, mowing the lawn, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, being with his family, the neighborhood kids and pets and especially his own dog “Rocky”.

Survivors include his wife, Charlene (nee Hubbard); sons, Dan (Judy) of Elyria, Robert (Qualaine) of Strongsville, Jerry of Mansfield, Mark (Carmen Rivera) of Berea; daughters, Diana Powers (Dorothy Ciesla) of West Park; Mary (Michael) Thompson of Elyria; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several more adopted grandchildren; sisters, Shelby Jean (Jeff) Nixon of Coeburn, Virginia, Janice Collins of Waynesboror, Virginia; brothers, Joe (Marge) of Piedmont, South Dakota, Hampton (Delphie) of Coeburn, Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Wade and Nellie Powers; brothers, Matthew James and Rev. Harlis Powers and grandson, Daniel Powers.

Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9Pm at the David Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00AM in the funeral home. Rev. John Helms will officiate.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.

Memorial contributions may made to Faith Baptist Temple, 34361 Lorain Rd., N. Ridgeville, OH 44039.

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