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Celebrating the life of
Col. Terence Andrew Powers (Ret., USA)
December 19, 1924 - August 09, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. - Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Rosary
  • 6:00 p.m. - Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Funeral Mass
  • 10:00 a.m. - Friday, August 16, 2019
  • St. James Catholic Church
  • 8412 Whitfield Ave (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-355-1523
  • Interment
  • - Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park
  • 1600 Wheaton Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-234-3458

I would like to extend my condolences to the Powers family. We certainly all look forward to the time that God has promised us in which we will enjoy endless life in perfect conditions. “But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.” - Psalm 37:11

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I served with Colonel Powers as G-4 Admin NCO at Fort Amador, Panama Canal Zone. He was a very kind and caring person, I had great respect for him.

Thomas Sammons, San Antonio, Texas

Hi Carolyn and Family, Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. We will keep you in our prayers. Take Care!

Paula Hires, Pooler, Ga

My sincere condolences to all the Powers family in the loss of Terence. What an incredible legacy he leaves behind having served his country and his Irish community in Savannah. I know he has a whole clan of family members and friends who were there to welcome him into the gates of heaven. My love and prayers to all of you.

Klair Kenney Snellbaker, Fort Myers, FL

We are so glad Carolyn brought Terry to Silver Nuggets IBC. He was so much fun on our outings. Always smiling and a twingle in his eyes. A really good man who has been missed.

Charles and Anne Smith, Savannah, Ga.

Carolyn, I did not meet Terry. What a blessing that you two met and had such a productive life! May you and your precious family rejoice in all the great memories that you two created. Blessings on you and yours! With great love, Barbara Abernathy

Barbara Abernathy , Savannah, GA

I will miss him but also know he is where he has wanted go all his life. I live out of town so the work making all the arrangements has fallen on Carolyn, Angela, Liticia, and Angela. I just wanted to thank them all. And thanks to Carolyn for taking such good care of our Daddy all the long years.

Terry Powers, Springfield, VA

Angela and family, I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like he had a wonderful life - was blessed and a blessing to others. Keep close your happy memories. May God send comfort and peace.

Vicki McGrath Carter, Guyton , GA

My deepest sympathy for the loss of the Colonel. He was a loving family man and hero to his family. I loved Terrence Powers as if he was my family, and we shared many family occasions together. The world will miss him and now we have another “Angel” to watch over all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Kathy Williams Shelton, Snellville, GA

Colonel Terence Andrew Powers (Retired) died peacefully at age 94 on Friday, August 9th, 2019 after a long and happy life. Terry was the last surviving child of 9 children in the Irish Catholic family of Charles F. and Loretto M. Powers.  Born on December 19, 1924 in Savannah, he was one of the greatest men of the greatest generation.  A 1949 West Point graduate, he served in the U.S. Army in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam and retired in 1977. A life-long Hibernian Society member, he leaves behind a large community of people whose lives are better for knowing him.

Terry dedicated his life to service to his country, to his family, and to social causes. He was a military man with about 40 years in uniform, and more than 30 years on active duty in the U.S. Army.

He attended Marist School and graduated from Benedictine Military Academy in 1942, then attended Marion Military Institute. It was WWII and eager to join up like all his brothers, he enlisted in the Army, attaining the rank of Sergeant. In 1945 he was selected to attend West Point, where he graduated in 1949 as a Transportation Corps officer. During his Army career, he served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.  His assignments took him to Japan, Germany, Turkey, Panama, and numerous stateside posts.  After serving as a combat engineer in the Korean War, he then went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Engineering at the University of Michigan. As a Transportation Corps Logistician, he commanded Army organizations at company, battalion, and higher levels. He also served as a staff officer with Army and Joint Service organizations to include Vietnam, the Pentagon and Military Assistance Missions. He also served as a Professor of Military Science at John Carroll University’s ROTC program, which was known historically as “The West Point of the Transportation Corps”, fitting for a Transportation Corps officer.  He received many awards and honors to include the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Legion of Merit.

Terry and his first wife, Jeannette Rouse Powers, returned to Savannah upon his military retirement in 1977 and enjoyed several years before she passed away in 1986. He initially worked at the family-owned C.F. Powers Insurance Agency. He then worked for ten years at ZIM Container Service, retiring for a second time in 1989. Terry and his second wife Carolyn were married in 1996. They shared a loving and caring marriage over the ensuing years. His longevity is in no small measure attributable to the happy life he enjoyed in his relationship with Carolyn and her extended family. He was blessed to have the strong support of good women and a large family throughout his long life.

He enjoyed volunteer work at the Social Apostolate of Savannah and St. James Catholic Church. He was an active member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Knights of Columbus and Immanuel Baptist Church Silver Nuggets groups. He loved to dance, create beautiful gardens, spend time with his family, and share a good joke. His Irish eyes twinkled with mischief when pulling a good prank.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Holland Powers, and children: Jeannette Powers Hodson (Bob), Terence A. Powers, Jr. (Kathleen),  Angela Powers Williams (Stephen); Carolyn’s children: Angela Walston Moore (Walter), Rodney E. Walston (Tanya Hamerler) and Liticia Walston Weissinger; as well as twelve grandchildren (Nathan Zoss (Melissa), Amy Massey (Charlie), Nick Zoss (Michelle), Ben Zoss, Lauren Williams, Morgan Bulloch (Donald), Mara Weissinger, Abigail Moore, Hannah Weissinger, Rebecca Moore, Cooper Walston and Sadie Walston), and six great-grandchildren (Soriya Massey, Sawyer Massey, Galen Massey, Finley Massey, Fiona Zoss and Cordelia Zoss), as well as a large extended family which is spread across many part of the United States.

The family will receive friends from 5-6 pm , and a Rosary Service  will begin at 6 pm on Thursday, August 15th at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.

The funeral service will be at St. James Catholic Church on Friday, August 16th at 10 am. Honorary pallbearers will be the 1942 class of Benedictine Military School and  members of The Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Interment will follow at Hillcrest Abbey Cemetery with military honors.

A special thanks for all of his caregivers who honored him with their care.

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Avenue, Savannah, 31406.

 

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I would like to extend my condolences to the Powers family. We certainly all look forward to the time that God has promised us in which we will enjoy endless life in perfect conditions. “But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.” - Psalm 37:11

, ,

I served with Colonel Powers as G-4 Admin NCO at Fort Amador, Panama Canal Zone. He was a very kind and caring person, I had great respect for him.

Thomas Sammons, San Antonio, Texas

Hi Carolyn and Family, Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. We will keep you in our prayers. Take Care!

Paula Hires, Pooler, Ga

My sincere condolences to all the Powers family in the loss of Terence. What an incredible legacy he leaves behind having served his country and his Irish community in Savannah. I know he has a whole clan of family members and friends who were there to welcome him into the gates of heaven. My love and prayers to all of you.

Klair Kenney Snellbaker, Fort Myers, FL

We are so glad Carolyn brought Terry to Silver Nuggets IBC. He was so much fun on our outings. Always smiling and a twingle in his eyes. A really good man who has been missed.

Charles and Anne Smith, Savannah, Ga.

Candle tribute lit by Barney & Jeanne — Michigan

Carolyn, I did not meet Terry. What a blessing that you two met and had such a productive life! May you and your precious family rejoice in all the great memories that you two created. Blessings on you and yours! With great love, Barbara Abernathy

Barbara Abernathy , Savannah, GA

I will miss him but also know he is where he has wanted go all his life. I live out of town so the work making all the arrangements has fallen on Carolyn, Angela, Liticia, and Angela. I just wanted to thank them all. And thanks to Carolyn for taking such good care of our Daddy all the long years.

Terry Powers, Springfield, VA

Angela and family, I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like he had a wonderful life - was blessed and a blessing to others. Keep close your happy memories. May God send comfort and peace.

Vicki McGrath Carter, Guyton , GA

Candle tribute lit by Margaret Davis — Georgia

My deepest sympathy for the loss of the Colonel. He was a loving family man and hero to his family. I loved Terrence Powers as if he was my family, and we shared many family occasions together. The world will miss him and now we have another “Angel” to watch over all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Kathy Williams Shelton, Snellville, GA


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