Former resident Warren Powers dies at 85


December 23, 2021

Warren Deville Powers Jr.

Former Wrangell resident Warren Deville Powers Jr., 85, passed away Dec. 3 in Azle, Texas.

Powers was born in Seattle on Dec. 4, 1935, to Warren D. and Isabelle Powers Sr. He grew up in Wrangell, commercial fishing with his dad and working in the logging industry.

He later moved to Anchorage and then to Texas with his wife, Sylvia. He lived in Texas for 34 years and was a long-haul truck driver, mostly driving to the East Coast but also all 50 states and Canada.

Powers was preceded in death by his wife Sylvia, daughter Carol Ann Kimble and son Warren D. Powers III.

He is survived by children Sydney Razor and Sandra "Dodie" Powers; grandchildren Andrea Trent and Billy Trent, James Powers, Vance Razor and Brittney Shirey; great-grandchildren; sister Donna Powers Barger (Fred); brother Darrell "Swede" Powers; and stepson Doug Rhoades.

At his request, no service was held.


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